This time of year reminds of the hymn, “Count Your Blessings” I especially like the chorus:
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
For God’s children, the holiday Thankgiving gives us the opportunity to reflect on the many blessings He has provided. Believers give thanks to God every day for what He gives them and what He does to help his precious children. It is during this season that we focus on recognizing our needs to verbalize our gratitude to Him.
We have so much to be thankful for.
Because we know the Lord, we have received salvation.
Jesus died that we might be free from sin.
Once we ask Jesus into our hearts, He remains there forever, we are blessed with His presence. (Psalm 21:1-6)
When He set us apart for ministry for the Kingdom, we have received santification. (Isaiah 6:1-9) He equips us for the work he has chosen us to do.
Because we have a vital relationship with Jesus, he takes us to be with Him when our life here is over. That’s eternal life. Ps 23:5-6)
One of the formats of prayer we can follow is ACTS, Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplications.
Adoration: Telling God how we feel about Him, how much we love Him.
Confession: Coming clean about our sin, asking Him to forgive us for our wrongdoing.
Thanksgiving: Giving thanks to God for what He has done for us.
Supplications: Requests, Our needs, others’ needs.
Some believers keep a monthly prayer journal, they keep a page of praises or blessings, maybe at the back of the monthly section.