How do you pray? Often my prayers slip into comfortable routines, predictable patterns, yet prayer is all around us – like our breath. So many different ways to talk with God are waiting to explore. The following is a part of a three-week series on prayer and its many forms. Come explore with me ways to address God when words are inadequate and let’s get to know God better by spending time with Him.
The more I pray with thankfulness, the more I realize the power in gratitude. I have read that love and gratitude are the two most powerful emotions for humans.
“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” – Meister Eckhart
We are taught from childhood to say thank you, but as I get older I have discovered I never can fully thank God enough for all the blessings from Him.
Each night before sleep I pause and review the day: What am I most grateful for and what am I the least grateful for?
To be honest when I first began this form of prayer, I expected to spew lots of negative experiences and have to search deep for the good stuff each day. Surprisingly, the opposite occurred. Each night I was overwhelmed by the countless moments of blessings and often had to hunt and sometimes never find unpleasantries.
Thankfulness, counting your blessings, is powerful.
“Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.” –Ruth Ann Schabacke
What are you most grateful for?