Posted by: jmark | January 15, 2005

Thanksgiving

Here’s the third part of the ACTS acrostic on Prayer. Giving thanks isn’t so difficult. It’s the remembering to do it that is hard.

“In everything give thanks…”

“Praise the LORD, O my soul,

and forget not all his benefits” – Ps. 103:2

Sabbath

General

  • Answered prayer
  • Review events of past day

Salvation

  • God’s eternal love
  • Christ’s life and death
  • My conversion
  • Sins forgiven
  • Holy Spirit at work in my life
  • The glory that awaits us (Heb 12:28)

Monday

General

  • Answered prayer
  • Review events of past day

Family

  • Parents/Grandparents
  • Brothers/Sisters
  • Husband/Wife
  • Children/Grandchildren

Tuesday

General

  • Answered prayer
  • Review events of past day

Church

  • Teaching
  • Fellowship
  • Prayer support
  • Spread of the gospel
  • Evidence of growth in grace in members

Wednesday

General

  • Answered prayer
  • Review events of past day

Work

  • Ability to work
  • Satisfaction
  • Success
  • Safety
  • Witness

Thursday

General

  • Answered prayer
  • Review events of past day

Bible

  • That we have it
  • Read and understand it
  • Helped, encouraged & challenged by it
  • Unchanging & complete – all we need
  • Holy Spirit to help us understand it

Friday

General

  • Answered prayer
  • Review events of past day

Daily Life

  • Health & safety – travel, work, leisure
  • Food & home
  • Rest & enjoyment
  • Friends
  • Peace in our country
  • Difficulties spared from

Saturday

General

  • Answered prayer
  • Review events of past day

Other Christians Special to us

  • In the congregation
  • Outside the congregation
  • Used by God in our lives
  • New Converts

“Give thanks in all circumstances,

for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

1 Thessalonians 5:18
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