Feel or show great joy or delight. “The action shown in adoration and appreciation of spontaneity and directness” Similar:happiness,pleasure, joy, gladness, delight, elation, cheer, jubilation, euphoria, delirium, ecstasy, rapture, transports of delight, exuberance, exultation, glory, triumph, celebration, revelry, merrymaking, festivity, feasting. Opposite: mourning
Address a solemn request or expression of thanks to a deity or other object of worship.
“The whole family is praying for Michael”
Similar: say one’s prayers, be at prayer, make one’s devotions, offer a prayer/prayers, commune with, invoke, call on, implore, appeal to, entreat, beseech, beg, ask/request earnestly, plead, crave, petition, solicit, supplicate, importune, obsecrate.
Used as a preface to polite requests or instructions. “pray, continue”
Expression of gratitude.
Example: “Festivals were held to give thanks for the harvest”
Similar: gratitude, gratefulness, appreciation, acknowledgment, recognition, credit, hat tip
The concept of ‘thanks‘ comes up 102 times in the Old Testament, and this word is used 72 of those times. Here’s the definition: “Acknowledging what is right about God in praise and thanksgiving” (1 Chr. 16:34). It can also mean a right acknowledgment of self before God in confessing sin.
When the peace of Christ rules in our hearts, thankfulness overflows. Even in the darkest of times, we can praise God for His Love, His sovereignty, and His promise to be near us when we call (pray) Psalm 145:18.
Thank you, Lord, for your peace that transcends understanding and your Love that endures ALL ways, Amen.
Thank You for not hating me when I was ungrateful or rude or when my faith was shaken.
Thank You for the times You have inspired me to seek knowledge and know more about the world and about myself.
Thank You for giving me the spirituality I need to contemplate the wonders of the world and the wonders of Your creation and the magic of Your Words (inexplicable) and your daily miracles.
Thank You for the thousands of chances You have given me.
Thank You for all the lessons, especially the hard ones. Amen.
Thank You for the Love You have shown me through family and friends.
Thank You for the hardships — indeed, every hardship was followed by ease, Amen.
Thank You for always being in my heart and embracing me in my lonely nights.
Thank You for sending me all these warning signs throughYour messengers who were disguised as people or books or just gut feelings.
Thank You for giving me the strength I needed to endure pain and be comfortable with my loneliness.
Thank You for giving me a reason to wake up every day. Thank You for waking me up!
Thank You for giving me people to look up to.
Thank You for sending me people to love.
Thank You for inspiring me to keep trying to be a better person.
Thank You for giving me that faith I need when there seems to be no hope.
Thank You for being patient with me when I can’t even be patient with myself.
Thank You for whispering into my soul when I almost felt dead inside.
Thank You for showing me that this life is fleeting and unpredictable and that I shouldn’t take it for granted.
Thank You for showing me that You are The Truth.
Thank You for health, for shelter, and for food.
Thank You for healing me when I was broken.
Thank You for being there when no one else was.
Thank You for everything.
Thank you for it all.
I pray I can carry out the message You have for me on this Earth right – carry it with love and carry with peace.
Thank You for in ALL ways being there and for reassuring me that no matter what, I will never be alone.
One of a billion reasons to be thankful.
God desires that we rejoice always and be thankful in every situation. This may sound like it’s “easier said than done” but when you are in Christ, it is very possible. By praying continually – which is something else God desires that we do – we are reminded of God’s faithfulness and His goodness. This is how we are able to rejoice and give thanks in every situation; it’s because we know that is always with us.
And we pray:
Dear God, I thank You that in every situation I am able to rejoice because of Your faithfulness and Your unfailing goodness. Lord, even in the toughest situations, I have joy because there is nothing greater in this Universe than You and Your Love. Thank You for always – in ALL ways being with me, I by Your grave am covered in The blood that was shed for me. Lord, be magnified in, through and by me I pray in Your name, I pray, Amen.