Am I thankful? I think not enough.
The funeral of myfriend who recently passed away was a reflection and celebration of his life, his goodness and love of people. And what struck me most: his thankfulness. As mentioned at the funeral, he ALWAYS thanked God for his salvation, for Jesus, whether he said the blessing over a meal or was asked to pray for someone or an event. I have often noticed that certain people have key things in their prayers and it is a window into their hearts. Can others see into my heart when I pray aloud? What about how God sees my heart when I pray in my quiet time? Another dear friend ALWAYS ends his prayers "forgive us when we fail You." I think about that often as well.
Prayer Hand from navigators.org:
What about you? What are YOU thankful for? Do you express your appreciation to the person or to God?