“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.” – Hebrews 12:28.
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” – Psalm 107:1.
In this final reflective prayer, dwell on the things you can be thankful for in your life. As usual, begin by finding a comfortable position, free from distraction. Reflect on the blessing within the things you can touch, see, hear and feel. Thank God for nature, for your safety, for the clothes you wear and for the food that has nourished you. Thank God for His presence with you right now.
Quiet yourself and slow your breathing. Try to turn down the volume on the distractions surrounding you.
Ask God to make you aware of each and every blessing He has given you in your life – from the highly visible to the hard to see.
Ask yourself, “What am I most grateful for today?” Why are you grateful for this? In what ways do you see God’s provision in this area? Thank God for this blessing.
Let your mind wander now through other big and small things that you’re grateful for. As you think of each of them, thank God and tell Him why you are grateful.
Finally, think back to a time of challenge in your life where you can now see how God was present in it and working for your good. Think about today’s lowlight and ask God to show you how He is working in that area. Even if you cannot yet see the ways He is working, thank God for being present with you in every challenge.
Thank God for the ways He has revealed Himself to you over these seven days. Ask God to continue refreshing your heart of gratitude. Finally, ask yourself if there are any last thoughts you would like to speak with God about as you finish this time together.