1 Peter 5:10 —And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
Romans 5:5 —and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
1 Peter 3-6 –Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials,
“We need to discover all over again that worship is natural to the Christian, as it was to the godly Israelites who wrote the psalms, and that the habit of celebrating the greatness and graciousness of God yields an endless flow of thankfulness, joy, and zeal.” –J.I. Packer
“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” –Charles Spurgeon
“We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is good, because it is good, if bad, because it works in us patience, humility and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country.” –C.S. Lewis
“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
“Gratitude is an offering precious in the sight of God, and it is one that the poorest of us can make and be not poorer but richer for having made it.” –A.W. Tozer
“Yes, give thanks for ‘all things’ for, as it has been well said ‘Our disappointments are but His appointments.’” –A.W. Pink
” A sensible thanksgiving for mercies received is a mighty prayer in the Spirit of God. It prevails with Him unspeakably.” — John Bunyan
” The unthankful heart discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!” — Henry Ward Beecher
Scripture on Gratitude
2 Corinthians 4:15 — All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.
Colossians 1:12 — And giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
Hebrews 12:28 — Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.
Psalm 7:17 — I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High.
Psalm 28:7 —The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
James 1:17 — Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows
Psalm 136:1 — Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.
Gratitude’s Prayer, “Falling before YOur Throne”
We come before you with hearts of wonder, humility and love- falling before Your Throne.
Lord of Lords, only Your Presence can fill the needs and longings of this world, we are thankful for Your Love and for Your protection. Thank you for keeping us near to You.
We bow before you aching to love more, to be more and to break that we might wake- as Yours, help us to know You. May be believe, worship and walk the Light of Spirit.
Your tent is merciful and wide. Stretch our hearts as we shelter in your grace. Let us be graceful to one another and be people of mercy.
Only You can bring peace to us, and comfort this day, this time, these hours. We beseech you knowing the height and length and depth of Your goodness. Help us to be comforters.
We have received so much and been saved and protected by Your Generous Mercies. Our hearts are full because you have loved us, filled us each by Your Faithfulness. Help us to be a Faithful. people.
We are upright because you keep us in Your righteousness by the strength of your Spirit. Cause in us an upright Spirit.
Falling upon Your Heart in gratitude, we spill like a rain cloud of worshippers that sing of love without end. Show us how to worship gratefully.
Falling upon and into Your Heart in gratitude, we tell the story of lives transformed, reformed and made new because of finding You shining through. Teach us how to transform and reform according to your will.
Falling upon, into and from Your Heart in gratitude, we become a new river that flows out of You, in Your Spirit- we live as new, your life in this world, Becoming. Help us to be new, reborn in You.
Gratitude falls in Love with You, Lord. It becomes Love, new by the power of Your Spirit.