One way we could be more thankful is to be more devoted to prayer. Practically everyone prays, but most people don’t pray much. Those who do pray usually spend more time asking God for more things than they do thanking him for the things he has already given them.
I just heard of a church that recently had their own version of a thanksgiving service. The worship time was exclusively devoted to giving thanks to God. No one was allowed to ask God for anything! What a novel idea!
Colossians 4:2 urges us—“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” For most of us, this means that we should spend more time in prayer than we currently do. It also means that we should be watching for ways to pray specifically in God’s will. And it certainly means that we should make thanksgiving a big part of our conversations with God.
Have a happy and prayerful Thanksgiving!