DEVOTIONAL: “Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!” Psalm 106:1, ESV.
CHALLENGE: Prayer of Thanksgiving. The third part of praying ACTS. This is another aspect of prayer that we direct towards God. While adoration or praise is about who God is (His character), thanksgiving is about what God has done or is doing (His actions). Kendrick says that “developing a grateful heart is a major part of God’s agenda. His Word commands is (1 Thess. 5:18), His works demand it (Ps. 106:47), and His Spirit inspires it (1 Cor. 2:11-12).” Thanksgiving is our response to His works of grace and mercy: our salvation, answered prayers or other blessings He bestows upon us. What has God done recently in your life that you can thank Him for? How can we praise and thank Him in our prayers and lives?