“Christian Quotes, Scripture & Prayer on Gratitude”, from L.Willows (God’s Mercy, Grace, Thanksgiving)

Christian Quotes on Gratitude

 “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”

Father God,

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.

In the name of Your Precious Son, Jesus

Amen.

©2020 L.Willows

“Gratitude Blessing” from LWillows

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Gratitude Blessing

Heavenly Father,
You Bless us with your constant love,
with a gaze of endearment that knows no bounds
Nor limits of affection and mercy

You swaddle us with care and protection,
Wrapping our lives, each of us known to you-
Drawn into the dearest blessings of your comfort and constancy.

Father, we bow deeply before Your works,
For all before us; all that You have done and all that You will do-
Amazes our hearts and fills us with gratitude.

You Bless us with Your sovereignty,
With the power of Your Holiness from beginning to all eternity-
Without limit, we pray, aspire and are stirred to waken to Your Kingdom.

Heavenly Father
We bow in deepest gratitude
For lives altered by the knowledge of you
By Your ever Faithfulness,
and the eternal request that calls to Reunion, Mercy and to Love.

© 2018 Linda Willows

Thanksgiving Prayer, “Holy Faith Forward”…offered by Linda Willows

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Holy Father,

Giving Thanks causes our hearts to look back…
You have known us each in this year past.
You have blessed us with your protection and your mercy.
You have spared us from the wrath of greater evils.
And shed your Light upon all that stood in harm’s way.
Father, there is no Love stronger than yours.
And nothing in this world lasts but your Promise.
Give us hearts that are turned to You in the coming year.
Help us to be merciful to others, as we have been filled by Your Mercies.
Help us to love as we have been Loved.
We Pray, by your tenderness, Lord- increase our Faith, you are so Faithful to us.
With everlasting gratitude,

We are grateful, Dear Lord for your Blessings and the deep fullness of our Portion in You.
In Jesus Name

Amen

© 2017 Linda Willows

John 16:13, KJV. “…When he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.”

Psalm 119:57
The LORD is my portion; I have promised to keep Your words.