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Thank God Today

  • Whitney Hopler Live It Editor
  • 2001 21 Nov
Thank God Today
No matter what the current circumstances of your life, you undoubtedly have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. If you take the time to think about how God has worked in your life lately - in both big and small ways - you'll likely discover many reasons for gratitude. And don't forget about the many aspects of God's character that make Him so wonderful. You can praise Him out of gratitude for who He is as well as what He does.

Here are some ways you can give thanks to God this Thanksgiving:

  • Take some time to reflect on the blessings in your life and make a list of some of them. Praise God for each one, and for the fact that He is a Father who loves to give good gifts to His children. Remember that ultimately it's because of God that you have anything at all - even life itself.

  • Think about the various aspects of God's character that mean the most to you. Thank God for specific ways that your life reflects those aspects of God's character.

  • Thank God for His constant presence in His life and His willingness to answer your prayers at all times.

  • Thank God for the ultimate gift of salvation that He offers, and for the sacrifices Christ made on the cross to make that possible.

  • Tell others about ways God has shown mercy to you.

  • Sing praises to God, using music as a tool to worship Him.

  • Commit to serving God in your life as a way of expressing your gratitude for all He has done for you.

Adapted from Novena of Thanksgiving, copyright 2000 by the Daughters of St. Paul. Published by Pauline Books & Media, Boston, Mass., www.pauline.org, 1-800-876-4463.

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