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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
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.