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Let us give thanks

Updated: Mar 2, 2021

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;

give thanks to him and praise his name.

Psalm 100:4

Not many people want to give thanks for 2020 but as believers in the Living Savior, we know that God does not waste any season no matter how unprecedented or challenging.

As believers, we also know that our joy does not come from ignoring pain and suffering, but recognizing that through it, there is hope.

This precious life is marked with both joy and suffering, both pain and hope. This is no surprise to our Great God - for He knows the depths of true suffering.

Whether this long season has felt like suffering to you or just simply inconvenient, we look ahead and recognize that the holidays will look very different this year.

But Christ has still come, and so, we still rejoice.

Join me in a simple prayer of thanksgiving.

Gracious Father,

Thank you for Your endless goodness, grace, and mercy (Psalm 145:8)

Thank you for Your perfect peace, justice, and love (Micah 6:8)

Thank you for moments of stillness between the noise (Psalm 46:10)

Thank you for the sounds of gladness beyond the pain (Psalm 51:8)

Thank you for adopting us as Sons and Daughters of the Most High (Galatians 4:4-5)

Thank you for the gifts with which You’ve blessed us as Your children (Matthew 7:11)

Thank you for comforting us in our afflictions (2 Corinthians 1:4)

Thank you for providing for all of our needs (Matthew 6:31-32)

Thank you for calling us to follow the example of Jesus (Ephesians 4:1-3)

And Thank you, Father, for giving us endless reasons to give thanks (John 21:25)

And all God’s people said Amen.


Karin Goude

Program and Network Associate of the Kairos Initiative


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