Posted on November 29, 2013 · Posted in Parenting

Gratitude is being thankful to God and to others for the good things I have been given.

Prayer for gratitude:

O Lord, I ask that you would give me a grateful heart. Too often i accept your blessings as if I deserve them, and complain about what I don’t have. You have given the greatest gift of all – Jesus Christ. Please help me to be truly grateful. In Jesus name, Amen.

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 

I Thessalonians 5:18

From Get Wisdom! by Ruth Younts.

Before teaching these things to your children it would be good to consider if you can pray the prayer above with a sincere heart. How would biblical gratitude change your life if this prayer was on your heart and lips each day?

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Jay Younts
Jay Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger. He is the author of Everyday Talk and other materials on parenting. He has been teaching and speaking on parenting issues for 30 years. Jay and his wife, Ruth, live in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. He serves as a ruling elder at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He and Ruth have five adult children.