God hears ‘help!’ the most, ‘thanks!’ the least
Published 2:42 am Wednesday, November 23, 2022
The prayer that God hears most often is “HELP!” Help me get through this, help we get well, help me with my finances, help me with human relations, etc. Most of our prayer life is asking for something.
As children, we spent more time and energy asking our earthly fathers for something we wanted and spent little time giving thanks when our request was granted. That behavior is extended into our spiritual life.
We are quick to ask our Heavenly Father for things we need and some not needed that are out of our control.
The prayer God hears the least is “Thanks!”
Once while I was talking to a group and the subject of Thanksgiving came up, I said that even the federal government (whom we resent getting into our personal lives) has to tell us when to be thankful. That’s why we have Thanksgiving Day.
Think about it. One day out of 365 we are encouraged to give thanks to our Heavenly Father.
I’m guilty, as most people, always asking for help, but slow to give thanks.
As I was writing this article, I reflected on the many things for which I am thankful – my wife of 64 years, four unselfish children (one deceased), 15 healthy grandchildren, 23 exciting great-grandchildren and are expecting our 24th in December. I am blessed to live in a free country with friends that God has put in my life. I am grateful for God’s ministry of “Get High on Life” in which He allows me and my family to be involved. I am even thankful for every trial that I’ve been through, but most importantly, for God being with me in my darkest hours.
Writing this has made me more conscious of the many things I should be thankful for, not only on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of the year.
As I close this article, God reminded me that it was written for me more than anyone else. For that I am thankful.
Happy Thanksgiving Day!
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