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Not Thankful on Thanksgiving?

Is there anything worse than someone praying for a long time before a meal when the food is sitting in front of you hot and ready to be eaten? Yes! There is.

When Thanksgiving dinner is ready and on the table, and someone says, “Before we eat, we’re going to go around the table and everyone can say what they’re thankful for.” Seriously?! BEFORE WE EAT?! Wouldn’t we all be more thankful, after we eat?

Maybe that’s never been your experience, but surely you’ve still experienced this odd pressure to be extra thankful around Thanksgiving. After all, Scripture is packed with reminders of how important thankfulness is.

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his love endures forever” (Psalm 106:1).

But there are some years when life has been seriously tough, and it’s REALLY hard to remember the good things when we’re surrounded by the bad things that have happened, or prayer requests that seem to be sitting unanswered.

If you’re feeling the pressure to show gratitude because it’s the time of year when we’re supposed to be grateful, here’s a prayer we pray when we’re trying to be thankful (but not really feeling it).

A Prayer for When You’re Trying to Be Thankful

God who provides, who promises to help with our needs, I’m distracted by all that I lack right now. Good and loving Father, who offers your children good gifts, my struggles are keeping me from seeing your blessings. Open my eyes to see something to be grateful for today, and may that thankfulness remind me of your love for me. And as I wait with these unmet requests, reassure me that you hear me, and I will be thankful that I’m never alone. Amen.


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