Prayer and gratitude

The Christian Science Monitor

Earlier this year on the front page of my local newspaper there was a picture of a soldier lying on top of his tank reading the Bible. He was waiting for a repair crew to come and fix the tank. The picture said a lot about reliance on God during times of strife.

Perhaps people are looking more wholeheartedly to God because they're feeling a lack of control over their experience, or because fear is so great. Homelessness, high unemployment, recession, the war, have many worried about their futures, and a deeper desire to feel more of God's presence has naturally surfaced. Prayer is what enables us to feel His presence and the certainty of His care, and gratitude is a vital aspect of prayer. Whatever challenge we may face, the desire to live peacefully and securely is fulfilled as we turn to God with gratitude for the good He gives, for the harmony He constantly maintains in His spiritual likeness, man.

Being certain of God's care
November 30, 1992

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.