The value of the “The thank you card”

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The value of the “The thank you card”

An important part of prayer is thankfulness, but you know that, don’t you? A simple card that came to the church reminded me of the joy gratefulness gives. It was from one of our missionaries, they have been so faithful and our church gave a gift to them for Christmas to help with a laptop computer expense. A card, really doesn’t take much time or effort however the warmness of the note really says: “I am thankful for your investment in me”. Are they really thankful, I believe so. Are they more grateful than someone who doesn’t send a card of thanks, maybe not. Yet, the gesture of sending the heartfelt thanks says something about the character of a person. There are some questions about sending a card of thanks: how soon do you send it, should it be personal or business like, should it be sent by mail or just hand delivered, typed or handwritten, with or without a coffee drip stain (this one happened to me recently, I am thinking about switching my coffee mug to a no spill sippy cup, they seem to work for the grand kids). You can figure it out and the truth is I have never thought to myself on receiving a card, wow their penmanship is messy (I will leave that alone, a critical spirit isn’t handy while reading a thank you note, now is it?).

Suggestions for Thanking God in prayer, your thank you card to the Lord should….
A. Be deliberate, tell Him how grateful you are for Him, God is great.
B. Be determined, the time escapes us for much, don’t let your gratefulness time be missed.
C. Be designed, make the gratefulness time in your prayer first and last things
D. Be desperate, if it wasn’t for God you would not have anything, let Him know your passion
God’s will is for His children to be praying according to His will. ” And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will he heareth us.” I John 5:14

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