FaithSpring’s 46-day Prayer Challenge for Lent
Day 46, Saturday, April 15, 2017
Prayer Update! 100 hours and 25 minutes of Prayer through April 8, 2017.
Prayers of thanksgiving for God’s creations and blessings.
As the 2017 Prayer Challenge nears its’ conclusion, we offer God our prayers of thanksgiving for all that the LORD has accomplished. During this time of preparation for Easter, we have offered God many different prayers and followed those prayers with actions devoted to God. We have grown in faithfulness and we have opened new doors of communication with God. Now it’s time to give God some gratitude.
It’s easy to forget that some of the greatest blessings in life arise from the world in which we live. The sun that shines, the rain that nourishes, and the blooming trees and flowers are evidence of God’s work. Offer thanks to God for the crops that grow, clean water in our homes, and the jobs that sustain us. God has accomplished so much that we could spend our entire lives in prayer, and still not cover them all.
The point is that God has covered everything, including us. We are God’s greatest creation, and He loves us so much that He sent Jesus to protect our salvation. All of the things we have missed, forgotten, and messed-up don’t matter anymore. God forgives us through Jesus Christ, and for that, we can be thankful.
Today, thank God for all of creation, especially ourselves. Rest in the assurance that no matter what, God is standing by your side.
“Then God said, ‘Let us make humanity in our image to resemble us so that they may take charge of the fish of the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the earth, and all the things crawling on earth. God created humanity in God’s own image, in the divine image God created them, male and female God created them’…and God saw everything he had made: it was supremely good.” (Genesis 1:26-27; 31, CEB)