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September – Prayer (pt.2)

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough”. Meister Eckhart

Sometimes I feel sorry for myself.

I wonder why things aren’t going perfectly for me.
I wonder why I’m sick.
I wonder why there’s so much pain in the world.
I wonder why, why, why…

There’s nothing wrong with dwelling there sometimes, but if that’s all we think about it could lead to depression and hopelessness. It could bring us to a place of wanting to just give up.

But then I’m jolted back to thinking positively by remembering the many things I have to be thankful for. And that list is unending. I’m so thankful for so much.

I’m willing to bet that anyone reading this, despite or maybe even because of any struggles you’re having, could spend hours today just listing the things you are thankful for.

At The Salvation Army, we believe in the power of prayer.

And sometimes we believe that praying simple prayers of thanksgiving for the many ways that God continues to bless us and the world around us is enough.

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights” (James 1:17a)

Today as we go about our work, and as we ramp up to our day of worldwide unified prayer against human trafficking, let’s consider in prayer the many things we have to be thankful to God for.

I’m certain it will change our outlook as we continue to strive to be ‘The Hand of God in the Heart of the City”.


God of every good and perfect gift,



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