Thankful Praying

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Thankful Praying

When we look back at all God’s done,
In giving us His wonderful Son,
We want to do some thankful praying
Each and every one.

But we so oft’ forget all those other things
That God gives us every day.
Like the Children of Israel – who grumbled –
Dissatisfied in so many ways.

Taking time to look at what’s God’s done
In our past, we can see
That He has done many wonders
For you and me.

In our own lives,
He’s blessed us again and again.
So why don’t we remember what He’s done
To thank Him more, my friend?

This thankful praying is what God wants
And reminds us many times, too.
“Where are the nine?” Jesus asked.
That one, remembered the right thing to do.

So when we go through the day
And talk to God above.
Let’s remember to thankful pray
Giving Him all our love.

— Charles B. Mayes

Thankful Praying © 2011 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.

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When we pray, let’s remember to be thankful to God for all He’s giving us daily.

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