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Topics: God the Father, Jesus, Lord's Prayer Pages: 22 (5220 words) Published: December 28, 2012
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Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude." ~ E.P. Powell
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That I may make the voice of thanksgiving heard and may tell of all Your wondrous works. Psalm 26:7
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How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child's personality. A child is resentful, negative, or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people." ~ Sir John Templeton

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The Lord is my strength and shield.I trust him with all my heart.He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy.I burst out in songs of thanksgiving. Psalm 28:2
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The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving." ~ H.U. Westermayer
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He who brings an offering of praise and thanksgiving honors and glorifies Me; and he who orders his way aright [who prepares the way that I may show him], to him I will demonstrate the salvation of God. Psalm 50:23

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Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. ~ WT Purkiser
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I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. Psalm 69:30
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Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~ Melody Beattie
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Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. Psalm 95:2
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On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.
~ William Jennings Bryan
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Enter his gates with thanksgiving;go into his courts with praise.Give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm 100:4
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So while it's true that Thanksgiving only comes but once a year, we should actually celebrate thanks each and every day. It's just a matter of learning to live with a spirit of gratitude. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Practice of Gratitude
Gratitude is a constant attitude of thankfulness and appreciation for life as it unfolds.  Living in the moment, we are open to the abundance around us and within us.  We express appreciation freely.  We contemplate the richness of our life.  In life's trials, we seek to understand, to accept, to learn.  Gratitude is a continual celebration of life ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.  Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. ~ D. Waitley
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Greed grabs, Gratitude recieves.
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Let our hearts overflow with thankfulness . . .
Colossians 2:7
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Thankfulness is the "chief exercise of godliness" in which we ought to engage during the whole of our life. "Gratitude is the heart ... of the Christian life." ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything He has given us--and He has given us everything.  Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him. ~ Thomas Merton, Thoughts on Solitude

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Our knowledge of God is perfected by gratiitude: we are thankful and rejoice in the experience of the truth that He is love . . . ~ Thomas Merton, Thoughts on Solitude

Inspirational Quotes on Prayer
Worship is (our) response of all that (we) are - mind, emotions, will and body -- to all that God is and says and does. -Warren Wiersbe (Real Worship)
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Worship is a way of gladly reflecting back to God the radiance of His worth.  -John Piper (Desiring God)
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Praying puts us at risk of getting involved in God's conditions.  Be slow to pray.  Praying most often doesn't get us what we want but what God wants, something quite at variance with what we conceive to be in our best interests. -Eugene Peterson

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