VIDEO Thank-Filled: For Prayer

I love the Lord, because He has heard my voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live. Psalm 116:1-2

We often thank God in prayer, but do we thank Him for it? 

Many famous rock stars charge people to meet them. If you want to say, “Hi,” to Lady Gaga, for example, spend $3,600 for a VIP backstage tour of her concert where you can have a moment with her. Jesus paid the cost for us to meet our Heavenly Father in prayer each day, and what a privilege it is to enjoy an abiding relationship with Him. Knowing Him is so much better than meeting a celebrity. If only the world would realize that!

Researchers have discovered the vast psychological benefits of gratitude, and filling our prayers with thanksgiving is the highest form of it. Today take a moment to say, “Lord, thank You for being constantly available to listen to me, speak to me, and take my concerns as Your own. I am thank-filled for prayer! I love You because You hear my voice and supplications.”

In prayer we can approach God with complete assurance of His ability to answer us. There is no limit to what we can ask, if it is according to His will. John F. Walvoord

Psalm 116 • The joy of answered prayer

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