This verse is one of the most frustrating verses ever.
Because we use it for almost everything all the time. For weddings. Graduations. When we feel like we’ve hit rock bottom. When we lose our jobs. When the economy crashes. When life sucks.
But for a believer, chances are great that you have heard someone talk or preach about how this verse is so often used out of context. How it has been manipulated to be a health and wealth gospel motto. A name it and claim it standby verse to prove that you can expect everything to go well.
Whether you are a turkey eater or you prefer to eat something else on this holiday, I hope that you are found with family and friends. I pray that you can enjoy the goodness of what God has blessed you with and that you will take time to give Him proper praise for his unbridled love towards us.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Holy God, our Jehovah Jireh, Provider of all that we have, Sustainer of our very lives, Giver of life and the very breathe that we take,
Today is a special day, a day set aside to express our thankfulness for all that you have given to us. We gather as family and friends to enjoy the bounty of blessing you alone have given. We gather as a family of Christ to offer up worship and praise to you, to you alone God, for how you have provided and sustain us.
There is so much that you have provided for us. There is so much that you have given to us, to sustain us through this complex and complicated year. And there is so much that you have given that we are grossly unaware of.
For all these things, visible and invisible, we thank you Lord. We priase you God. We lift up our hands. We lift up our voices, and we say:
Thank you Lord for your unending mercy. Thank you Lord for your undying love. Thank you Lord for your unrelenting forgiveness. Thank you Lord. So very much.
All that we are, all that we have is evidence of your goodness to us, and we thank you for it all.
Thank you Father, for taking care of your sinful and wayward children.
We pray in the mighty name of Jesus,
This prayer first appeared on Christian Thought Sandbox.