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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

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