Pray with thankfulness
Colossians 3:17 – “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
Saying “Thank you” shows gratitude. Gratitude honors God. Gratitude is the echo of grace as it reverberates through the hollows of the human heart. Gratitude is the unashamed acceptance of a free gift and the heartfelt declaration that we cherish what we cannot buy. Therefore gratitude glorifies the free grace of God and signifies the humility of a needy and receptive heart…. Proud people don’t say thanks.” Written by; John Piper:
God is our creator and has given us all the various things in our life including our life itself. Everyday we wake up in the morning to live another day due to His grace. This life on Earth is precious as it is the only region where spiritual practice can be done to attain the ultimate purpose of life. When any person does something for us we feel gratitude. However most of us are not used to expressing gratitude to God for all the things He has given us. Expressing gratefulness to God for all the various things He does for us is called gratitude in spiritual practice. The ability to live in this feeling of gratitude is an important and intrinsic part of a seeker’s spiritual journey.