Thankful ~ Saints and Scripture Sunday

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.  ~ Colossians 4:2

At some point this past week I read in a blog, tweet, email, Facebook post, or who knows where a little snippet that went something along the lines of “What if you woke up tomorrow with only the things you had thanked God for today?”  I think I’m pretty good about being thankful, about counting my blessings, but there’s certainly room for improvement.  Coincidentally, my boss also stopped by this week to drop by my nurses’ week gifts, one of which was a nice little blank book.  I’m a list-maker at heart but I have never before made prayer lists.  I know a lot of people do, but it just never seemed to suit me or my conversational prayer style.  Well, I’m trying it, and I think I like it.  Every day I make a list of things I am thankful for and situations and/or people to pray for.  It helps me focus my often scattered thoughts, and I think reading back through the lists weeks, months, even years later will prove beneficial as well.

Do you write down prayer lists or do you just “wing it”?

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2 thoughts on “Thankful ~ Saints and Scripture Sunday”

  1. I don’t write down my personal prayer list, but I am on the prayer chain at church. I always kept that list next to my desk at work. I would take a minute or two and read that list to keep those special needs in my heart and my prayers throughout the trials of each day. I often would offer those trials up for those special needs. You are correct in that it keeps your thoughts a bit more organized. I tend to wander otherwise. But God really doesn’t care. He knows our hearts better than we do.

    1. God certainly does know our needs better than we do . . . I suspect often he just shakes his head and laughs at some of my control-freak prayers! Just to let you know you are on my “list” for today – praying for a wonderful first day for you at your new job. Keep me posted!

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