Thankful Thursday

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"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." Philippians 4:6




Today I am thankful for prayer. What a gift we have been given in prayer! Here are a few of the reasons why I am thankful for prayer......


* Through prayer I am able to have a relationship with God. I can actually have a real live conversation with God. How cool is that?!

* Prayer allows me to seek guidance from the Lord.

* Through prayer I can lay my concerns, my fears, my sorrows at the feet of Jesus. And leave them there. He takes them and carries them for me.

* Prayer allows me to be with God anytime. I don't have to wait until He has time to visit with me, or until He is close to the phone, or until He has time to read my email. He is ALWAYS right there waiting for me to speak with Him and spend time with Him.

* I don't have to be anywhere special to pray to God. I can pray in my car, in my house, outdoors, at work... anywhere. I don't need to use special words or bow to my knees. I can say a quiet prayer as I sit at work or I can pray while sitting outdoors on a sunny day. It doesn't matter. How great is that... He is with me and listening regardless of where I am or how I look or how I am dressed or how I feel.

* God understands when I just don't have the words. He knows my heart and He knows how I feel and what I need. As long as I come before Him, fully seeking Him, He is there and He is listening and He is caring and loving and comforting.

* Prayer allows me a means by which to praise God, to worship God, and to thank God !

Thank you, dear Lord, for prayer! Prayer that allows us to be with YOU!


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30 Thoughts Shared:

Lynn said...

Melanie... I love this post.....

I don't have to be anywhere special to pray to God. I can pray in my car, in my house, outdoors, at work... anywhere. I don't need to use special words or bow to my knees. I can say a quiet prayer as I sit at work or I can pray while sitting outdoors on a sunny day. It doesn't matter. How great is that... He is with me and listening regardless of where I am or how I look or how I am dressed or how I feel.

Amen... Amen... Oh Amen. Thank you and happy TT

Sab said...

How true! Such a sweet reminder that we should be thankful for prayer! Thanks for that!

And I agree, AMEN to being able to pray anytime and anywhere, no matter how hectic things are or how I look! That is AWESOME!

Toknowhim said...

Thanks too for the reminder... I take prayer for granted many times. What a blessing to be able to pray :) Blessings back at you...

God Chaser said...

I can't think of anyting to be more thankful for-prayer opens the way to all. Be blessed with peace, joy and love

MiLeT said...

yeah, we should be thankful for prayers. thanks for visiting my TT @ lupusurvivor.com

Pia said...

i thank God too for this "line" i've got that allows me to talk to Him anytime, anywhere.

God bless.

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Amen Melanie. What a great post! God Bless You!

LAURIE said...

wow there is so much power in prayer. Where would I be today without it? Happy TT!

Marsha said...

"God understands when I don't have the words." Oh Amen to that!
Thank you for sharing your thankful heart and stimulating my heart towards praise.

Sweet Blessings said...

YES! It is a life line! Sweet prayer straight to the Father's ears! Blessings to you! Amanda:)

Rocks said...

Hi Melanie! Wonderful thankful post :) I am thankful too that I can always cry and tell God what's inside me anytime of the day :)

Blessings to you!

Grammy said...

Aw your words were so well said. And so true.

LisaShaw said...

O how sweet PRAYER is. What a sweet message. Our God is good!

Denise said...

Prayer is such a precious heart to heart connection with our Lord, blessings to you sweetie.

The Yothers said...

Amen!

Laurie Ann said...

Drawing closer to God in prayer is my theme for the year. (Colossians 4:2) I *loved* this post, Melanie! I'm so glad God is as close as a heartbeat to us and that we don't have to go before anyone else here on earth to talk to Him. I rejoice that Christ makes our prayers perfect and even intercedes for us when we can't do it ourselves. Happy Thankful Thursday to you, my friend.

Erica said...

I love the part about not having to wait for him to answer the phone or check his e-mail. What a blessing that is.

Erica said...

I love the part about not having to wait for him to answer my call or check his email. What a blessing that is!

Jennifer said...

Amen, Melanie! Beautifully written and such a wonderful reminder that prayer is aways available...we are the ones that has to use it. God is patiently waiting and longing to hear from His children.

Happy TT!

shopannies said...

Prayers are the best thing that has been created it allows an outlet for us christians to talk to our Lord Jesus. Prayers, I know have been said for me, by me and with me and they are all powerful weapons.

Tammy said...

Isn't it amazing? I love the fact that we can talk to God anytime, anywhere and do not need to be anyone special to communicate with Him. I am also thankful that He understands even when there are no words to share how I feel. Awesome!! :-)

Kristi said...

Wonderful post. Where would we be without direct access to the King of kings and Lord of lords.

Darlene said...

I am so thankful for prayer! I remember along time ago we had a party line on the phone. That is when we share phone lines with another family. Sometimes you would need to make a phone call and the phone would be busy with the other family. I am so thankful that when I want to talk with my Father HE is never busy..He is always there!
Great reminder to be thankful for prayer! something I take forgranted.
Blessings,
Darlene

Michele Williams said...

I too am so thankful for prayer! It is my life-line!!

It Feels Like Chaos said...

I couldn't agree more! Thanks for sharing this reminder of the huge gift and privilege we have to be able to talk to God and know that He is listening!

Bonnie said...

Amen, Melanie! What a great list and thought-provoking reminder of why we pray and that we should pray. He is never away from us, never too busy for us, never too tired to speak with us...

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

AMEN Melanie!

Prayer is such a blessing and powerful tool!

Hugs and love,
Jill

Mary said...

Amen! Isn't it amazing that we can have a conversation with the Creator of the Universe!!And that He loves us extravagantly! Thanks for sharing. Blessings!!

bp said...

Very true! It's so comforting that we can pray anywhere, anytime.

Mrs. Cuddles said...

Thank you for sharing your thankful heart and blessing my blog with your visit.

~Mrs.Cuddles