Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Thanksgiving in Prayer, Part 3

"The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings." - Eric Hoffer

A tool to help you to pray (A.C.T.S.)

A (adoration):
C (confession):
T (thanksgiving):
Imprisoned in a Siberian gulag (prison) for criticizing the Russian premier Joseph Stalin, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn later wrote the following words, "Thank you, prison, for having been in my life." Isn’t it interesting how this man’s prison rekindled his faith in God? Take time to thank God for everything you experience, even in your prison.

Thanksgiving is your celebration of praise and worship Ps 100:1-2
Thanksgiving is your acknowledgement of God and His works Ps 100:3
Thanksgiving is your entrance before a holy God Ps 100:4
Thanksgiving is your reflection on God’s goodness Ps 100:5

S (supplication or intercession):

Ways to show your thankfulness:

• Write down the names of people who have touched your life and those whom you have touched. Thank God for them!
• Look for ways to give back to others. Write a letter, invite someone for a cup of coffee or take them out to lunch, spend an afternoon with them, make a phone call, etc.

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