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Gratitude and prayer

by | Nov 20, 2023 | Genuine Hope | 0 comments

Tonight we attended a Thanksgiving communion service at church. Upon arriving we were handed a small disk and a pen. During the service, we we instructed to write down some of the things we are thankful for and on the other side we should write a specific prayer to God.

Every one of us can present an offering to God just by being grateful to God for the blessings He has brought into our lives.

While each one of us has much to be grateful for this year, there are times in our lives when the unanswered prayers overwhelm us. Over the last couple of days, I’ve been thinking about Habakkuk’s prayer at the end of his lament to God –

Though the fig tree should not blossom,
nor fruit be on the vines,
the produce of the olive fail
and the fields yield no food,
the flock be cut off from the fold
and there be no herd in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the LORD;
I will take joy in the God of my salvation.

Habakkuk 3:17-18

If I have nothing – no food, no friends, no good health, no nothing.  Still, I have everything because of the LORD!. The God of my salvation is for me and there is so much more than what I can see today.


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