Going Gratitudinal – Part 4

Today’s “Gratitudinal” Scripture passage is from Philippians 4:12-13:

I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

We find exhortations to grateful living outside our Christian tradition. Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Bahai faith said, “A thankful person is thankful under all circumstances. A complaining soul complains even if he lives in paradise.”

Do your prayers include expressions of gratitude—even in those times when you feel a desperate need for God’s action and intervention? What is the overall makeup of your prayers?

Gratefulness at dusk in Sonoita, Arizona

Taken on retreat at St. Rita Abbey, in Sonoita, Arizona. This is an abbey of Cistercian nuns.

 

 

 

2 Comments on “Going Gratitudinal – Part 4

  1. GOD gives us everything we can handle. The saying goes if God puts you through it. He
    Will get you through it.
    Something like that. The importent thing to realize is how good you have it. Even if you don’t think so. There is always someone worse off than you and making the best of what they have been dealt. Prayer keeps us connected to our God source. Who is always with us.
    Our Angels are there to help guide us thru difficulties too. Every breathe I make and every step I take is offered to our father in heaven.
    He gives me the strength each day to do his work and spread his message of love for all mankind and creature.

  2. Thank you, Carmen. Your thoughts remind me of Paul’s words in his first letter to the Thessalonians. “In everything give thanks, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Blessings of Holy Week and Easter to you.

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