A Different Thanksgiving PrayerHere is a truly different thanksgiving prayer. According to C. Weldon Gaddy, author of "A Love Affair With God: Finding Freedom and Intimacy in Prayer," he finds great joy in thanking God for gifts which do not regularly receive attention in his prayers.
Some people have trouble with this kind of prayer. We are used to reciting a long list of needs and making requests to God in our prayers. C. Weldon Gaddy says that our emphasis on this type of prayer has silenced our litanies of joy and prevents us from talking to God about our experiences and express our appreciation to God for our blessings, small and large. We never converse with our loved ones like this; but we have no hesitation to treat God as a heavenly bellhop.
Prayer need to be a conversation with our God, to whom we have established a personal relationship. Thanksgiving is a time for remembering
all things God has showered on us, little things and big things.
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