Say “Thank You”

Joyce Meyer – Nov 01, 2023
Bible open on a desk ready for reading a daily devotional.

Adapted from Hearing from God Each Morning

O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and lovingkindness endure forever!

Thanksgiving should be a regular part of our lives. It is something that creates an atmosphere where God can speak; it is a type of prayer; and it should flow out of us in a natural way that is pure and easy. We can take time each evening and thank God for the things He helped us with that day, but we should also continually breathe out simple prayers of thanksgiving every time we see Him working in our lives or blessing us.

For example, "Lord, thank You for a good night's sleep" or, "God, I thank You that my visit to the dentist didn't hurt as much is I thought it might, " or "Father, thank You for helping me make good decisions today," or "Lord, thank You for keeping me encouraged." God is always good to us, always faithful, and always working diligently in our lives to help us in every possible way. We need to respond by letting Him know we appreciate Him and everything He is doing for us. We should thank God silently in our hearts and we should also voice our thankfulness aloud because that helps us stay conscious and aware of God's love, which He demonstrates through His goodness to us.

Prayer of the Day: Father, thank You for helping me throughout my day and please remind me to be continually thankful in every single moment, big or small. My heart overflows with gratitude for Your constant love and faithfulness! In Jesus’ name, amen.