Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sometimes I forget…….

 

I enjoy reading Norman Vincent Peale and I recently read this story I thought I would share with you.

Often times I have heard beauty in prayer.   But one day my thoughts were directed to a gentleman who was in a meeting where folks were talking about various difficulties and problems. 

The group called upon a man to pray that I knew had had much difficulty and was even then having a lot.  So I was astonished by his prayer,  He did not ask the Lord for a single thing except his presence, and he quickly affirmed this presence.   The prayer was full of thanks giving and of affirmation of God’s loving kindness and goodness.   It was an entrancing prayer: and I said to him that I shouldn’t comment on a prayer, but I was intrigued by the one I had just heard. I commented that I knew of his difficulties and yet he never ask God for anything.

Oh, He  replied, “I ‘ve learned that the best way to pray is to thank God.  He knows what I need.  Then  he added, why should I ask him for anything?  Let me tell you all the wonderful things I have.

So if in our minds, we entertain thanksgiving, we manifest blessings.

I am sure most of you don’t forget, but just in case you do….. I am thinking of all the things I am thankful for.

Love,

Barbara

10 comments:

jeanne said...

Barbara, this is a beautiful post. I ended up not doing a thankful post, although it could be one. I'm checking on Rhondi's post after signing off here.

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs...Jeanne

ginny said...

Barbara, that was such a lovely post. It is so true! We spend have of our prayer life asking for things, and not enough time just being grateful and saying thank you, dear Lord for all your blessings. This really touched me.
love, ginny

Dixie said...

thank you Barbara...
blessings to you too...

trash talk said...

A wonderful reminder to always give thanks for the blessings we have and to never Forget to give the glory to Him.
Debbie

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

I think we probably all forget from time to time. Thanks for the beautiful reminder.

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