The prayer of thanksgiving and giving appreciation is closely related to praise. Praise and thanksgiving are both vocal. How often do we remember to express our gratitude to our friends, family, and God. My wife and I were married in 1972, and we have walk through many wedding anniversaries. On one occasion, we fail to use our loving communication skills. One evening, we had argument and said painful remarks and unkind thoughts. I was guilty of saying negative comments.
How can get rid of these disturbing thoughts and I shouted "God, please help me". It amazes me that my Father gives me with a simple answer. "Be thankful for your wife's wonderful skills and her personal strengths". I remembered Ezekiel 36:26 "And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh."
Thanksgiving gave me a new outlook and I reclaimed the peace that surpasses understanding. Offering thanksgiving for someone who has offended you clears your mind and restores your peace. How much more somebody offered his or her time, talent and money to save you. Let us be thankful to them and appreciate their simple act. Thanksgiving, take time to express your gratitude to our God for they are the image and likeness of our lord.
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"Living in the Spirit of Gratitude and Thanksgiving" by Fr. Joby Kachappilly VC
"You are God's beloved" by Sr. Hazel D'Souza
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