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30 Days of Thankful: Day 3

By prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God (Philippians 4:6).

How often do you approach your prayer time with a thankful heart? If I’m honest with myself, I often lead with my list of needs without taking time to reflect on the many prayers God has already answered. Paul reminds us that our “prayers and petitions” go hand in hand with a thankful heart (Phil. 4:6).

I’m glad you’ve stopped by for Day Three of “30 Days of Thankful.” Today, I’m hitting the pause button. I’m slowing down so that I can lead into prayer with an attitude of praise. I’m also being mindful to make my requests with a heart filled with thanks.

One way I’m doing this is to lower my expectations. This may sound like I’m dialing down my hopes and dreams—which I’m not. I’m simply trying focus first on God’s breathtaking rescue. I don’t want to lose sight of how He saved me from Hell and set me on course to spend eternity with Him. Deserving hell. Gaining heaven. Everything else is gravy. Continue reading