God is so good to me that I couldn’t possibly cover it all, but here are some basic things that I like to thank Him for each and every day.
First of all I am thankful to even know Jesus, for without Him I would be lost, without direction and just aimlessly wondering and searching for purpose and happiness.
I am so blessed with the family that I have been given. My wife and kids mean everything to me. They are my reason for living other than God. I am also thankful for parents that raised me in the church and taught me the importance of loving God.
I am thankful for a place to call home. A place where our family can live, eat, sleep and spend time together.
I am thankful every day for the food that we have to eat. Not only do I thank God before meals, but also thank him in my daily prayer time as well. I want him to know that I do not take even the basic needs that have been provided to me for granted.
I thank God every day for the cars that he has given us to drive. They get us to and from our home, jobs and the church. Every time I get in, turn the key and it starts I say “Thank You Jesus”.
I thank God every day for good health. If I am not feeling well, then I thank him for just being alive.
Every morning I thank God for allowing me to wake up and giving me another opportunity to serve him and hopefully reach out to someone.
I thank God every day for the church that we are a part of. I thank him for a pastor that loves and cares for us and for the friends and fellowship that we have made.
I thank God every day for the job that he has given me that allows me to provide for the needs of my family, the church and others.
These are just some of the basics that I start my pray time off with.
If you are ever struggling with what to say when you pray, start with thanking God for meeting your basic needs.