Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving
How appropriate that we are, as believers, to continue in prayer but yet not stop there. We are to continue in prayer with thanksgiving. A thankful person is a happy person because one cannot be thankful and not be happy at the same time. Throughout scripture we are told to give thanks to God for the many things He has done for us. As we give thanks it causes us to look upward and realize just how blessed we are as individuals as well as a church.
As we celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving this week what better way than to give thanks through prayer to our heavenly Father who has made it all possible. All the blessings that we enjoy come from Him; our health, our families, our homes, our ability to encourage and exhort others, the joys of our friends. Truly we are a blessed people with much to be thankful for, and to offer that thanks back to the One who has blessed us in so many ways is a great opportunity.