Thursday, November 22, 2012
On This Thanksgiving Day - Try It You'll Like It
Not long ago one of our church leaders spoke of a visit he and his family had from one of the General Authorities of the Church.
We members are encouraged to pray together as families morning and evening. During this visit it came time for family prayer. The Church leader asked the husband if he would pray and not ask for anything, just have a prayer of thanks.
Don't we all pray and ask for things, even good things? Please bless someone, or help us with something, things like that?
This leader spoke of how different and sweet that prayer he gave was to all of them. He encouraged us to try offering a prayer like that - just sincerely thanking Heavenly Father for things that come to our mind, things for which we are thankful for.
I followed that advice not too many days later, with just Kathleen and I, an evening prayer together. I didn't make a big deal about it, just offered that prayer. As we climbed into bed, she commented how neat that prayer was, and how different it felt.
Today is a good day for remembering to give thanks, and I suggest you end your day that way too.
Try it, you'll like it, and if you aren't praying alone, so will those with you.