"Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations." -- Psalm 100:4-5 KJV
Lord, for every time that I open my eyes, I thank You. For every word that I am able to speak, I thank You. For the ability to move and think, I thank You. There are people who are paralyzed, bedridden, or did not wake up this morning. I am still here, because my work is not finished, so I thank You for your mercy and grace. For my family, my friends, and my brothers and sisters in the body of Christ, I thank You. You have commanded us to walk in unity (Eph. 4:1-6), to encourage each other and help each other stay the course on our journey to heaven. For every test and trial that was set before me, I thank You. You allowed each one to strengthen my walk and draw closer to You. The word says to "count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations...that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing" (James 1:2-4). I thank you for making me perfect and keeping me holy. Father, I thank You for all these things, in the name of Your son Christ Jesus, I pray, Amen.