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A Scriptural Prayer to Be Thankful

  • Debbie Przybylski Intercessors Arise
  • 2018 13 Aug
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A Scriptural Prayer to Be Thankful

“God smiles when we praise and thank Him continually. Few things feel better than receiving heartfelt praise and appreciation from someone else. God loves it, too… An amazing thing happens when we offer praise and thanksgiving to God. When we give God enjoyment, our own hearts are filled with joy." William Law                                                                  

It is not always easy to give thanks, but this is the very thing we must do in order to see God’s will accomplished in our lives. This is how we move into higher realms of faith for ourselves, for our city, and for our nation. When we give thanks in the midst of difficulty, we bring pleasure to God's heart and breakthrough begins. Satan is defeated when we have a thankful heart because thankfulness during difficulty is a sacrifice pleasing to God. 

Thankfulness is a key to a joyful life. It is the key that turns our situation around because it changes us, our outlook, and our attitude. There is power in a thankful heart. 

Most of us are in need of breakthroughs in prayer. The enemy is fighting hard with fiery darts of discouragement and lies. The way we will begin to deal with the lies and the vicious ways he tries to destroy our joy is through the power of a thankful heart. As we cultivate a lifestyle of thankfulness, we will be able to break through the strategies of the enemy. 

A Scriptural Prayer to be Thankful

Lord, teach me to be thankful in all circumstances. I want to be like the Apostle Paul who was thankful even in a dark prison. I want to choose praise even in the difficulties in my life. [Name those difficulties, thanking God for how He is using them for your good.] Help me to rise up to a new level of praise and thanksgiving. Help me to see that a thankful heart paves the way for blessing, and the enemy is defeated when I praise You. I want to glorify You and advance Your Kingdom through my praises. Help me to use Your Word as I worship You. I choose to walk in Your peace, listen carefully to You, and live expectantly. Thank You for helping me to be thankful in all my circumstances.

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever. to him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever. who by his understanding made the heavens, His love endures forever. who spread out the earth upon the waters, His love endures forever. who made the great lights—His love endures forever. the sun to govern the day,His love endures forever. the moon and stars to govern the night; His love endures forever. to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt, His love endures forever. and brought Israel out from among them, His love endures forever. with a mighty hand and outstretched arm; His love endures forever. to him who divided the Red Sea asunder, His love endures forever. and brought Israel through the midst of it, His love endures forever. but swept Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea; His love endures forever. to him who led his people through the desert, His love endures forever. to him who struck down great kings, His love endures forever. and killed mighty kings—His love endures forever. Sihon king of the Amorites, His love endures forever. and Og king of Bashan—His love endures forever. and gave their land as an inheritance, His love endures forever. an inheritance to his servant Israel; His love endures forever. to the One who remembered us in our low estate, His love endures forever. and freed us from our enemies, His love endures forever. and who gives food to every creature. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever” (Psalm 136). In Jesus’ name, amen.

A Scriptural Prayer to be Thankful Video

This is a 6 1/2 minute prayer and teaching that will help you to be thankful even in difficulty. It is called: A Scriptural Prayer to be Thankful.

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"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

Debbie Przybylski

Intercessors Arise International

International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC)

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