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Give thanks for God’s gifts!

  Matthew 7:11 – Jesus promised, “If you imperfect people know how to give good gifts to your children, don’t you think your Father in heaven will give good gifts to those who ask?”   Lord, if we’ve ever thought of You as anything but loving, fair, merciful, and kind, we don’t know You very well! Forgive us, Heavenly Father, for thinking the worst of You when, like demanding children, we don’t get what we want when we want it!   Praise You, Heavenly Father, for being The One pure, holy, and true parent on Whom we depend.   Even if we complain, we thank You, Lord, for not rewarding bad behavior. Thank You for giving Your “Amen!” to every prayer we pray that’s based on Your promises, Your word. Praise You for giving us Your Holy Spirit if we just ask. Fill us with You, Lord. Keep us filled.   Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2020, from Kneeling on the Promises of God – a book of Bible promises researched on Bible Gateway then paraphrased with relevant prayers following. If the bo

Thanking God with Asaph

Asaph and his musically inclined descendants served as Temple Musicians,  ministering before the Ark of the Lord, singing songs of praise, and thanking God with Bible prayers such as this psalm:   Psalm 75:1 – a prayer of Asaph from the King James Version Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare. From  the Book of KJV Prayers  -  actual prayers from the  King James Version  of the Bible (KJV) collected by  Mary Harwell Sayler , ©2019  ... Psalm 75:1 – a prayer of Asaph paraphrased into contemporary English We give thanks to You, O Lord. We give thanks. For Your Name is near. Your Name holds wondrous deeds.   From  the Book of Bible Prayers  –  actual prayers of the Bible collected from a variety of translations and paraphrased into everyday English by  Mary Harwell Sayler ,  ©2019 …

Bible Prayers: Thanksgiving to God

Thanksgiving reminds us to count our blessings and thank God for our families, friends, church, and country. It’s also an ideal time to pray these Bible prayers, first from the King James Version of the Bible, then these contemporary, paraphrased Bible prayers: Psalm 75:1 – a prayer of Asaph Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare. from the Book of KJV Prayers Psalm 75:1 – a prayer of Asaph We give thanks to You, O Lord. We give thanks. For Your Name is near. Your Name holds wondrous deeds. from the Book of Bible Prayers Psalm 100 – a prayer of God’s people Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.   Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his ga

Thank God for being with us!

Psalm 138: 1-3, 7-8 With all my heart, I give You thanks, O LORD. Before the heavenly beings, I sing Your praise. I bow down to You toward Your holy temple and give thanks to You for the love and truth in Your name – Your name, Your word above all! On the day I call, You answer me and increase the strength in my soul. Even if I find myself in the middle of trouble, You protect me from the anger of others. Your stretch out Your hand to me, and the rightness of Your hand delivers me. The Lord will fulfill His purposes for me, for Your steadfast love endures forever, O LORD, and You will not let go the work placed in Your hands. © 2015, Mary Harwell Sayler prayer-a-phrased today’s reading in Psalm 138 from many translations found on Bible Gateway. …

Jesus thanks God for what He has

When a great crowd had nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples to Him and said, “I’m concerned about this crowd. For three days they’ve stayed with me without anything to eat. If I send them away hungry to their homes, they’ll faint on the way – and some have come a great distance.” The disciples replied, “How can anyone feed so many people, here in this desolate place?” But Jesus (who relied on more than evidence) replied: “How much bread do you have?” “Seven little loaves,” they said. So Jesus ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground, and He took the seven loaves and gave thanks for what they had. Then Jesus broke the bread and gave the food to His disciples to distribute. And they also had a few little fish, which Jesus blessed before His disciples distributed that food too. And it was good. And it was blessed. And the little became more than enough to feed 4,000 with food left to fill seven baskets full. ©2013 Mary Harwell Sayle

Thanksgiving prayer of thanks to God

One of the psalms for today's reading provides an ongoing prayer of thanks, especially timely during the coming week of Thanksgiving. As you continue to pray this Bible prayer from Psalm 136, substitute one of the following synonyms for “endure” with each new reading, now and throughout the year: Withstands Bears Tolerates Sustains Suffers Continues Persists Stays Goes on and on and on! Psalm 136 poem paraphrase by Mary Harwell Sayler Thank You! Thank You, LORD, for You are good. Your mercy *endures forever. Thank You! Thank You, God of gods. Your mercy *endures forever. Thank You! Thank You, Lord of lords. Your mercy *endures forever. Oh, the great wonders You do for Your mercy *endures forever! By Your wisdom You made the heavens, and Your mercy *endures forever. You spread earth upon the waters. You spread light and more light – in the day sun, night stars and moon, for Your mercy *endures forever. You rescued Your people in the Bible, and