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Writing a Thank You Letter to God



The concept of writing a thank you letter is familiar to you.  But what about writing a thank you letter to God?  Have you ever written one?

Well, if you write a thank you letter to God, you don’t have to put it in the mail, send it UPS, or tuck it away in an envelope.  100% guaranteed -- He will read it wherever and however you write it!

The Bible is full of instructions to remember the goodness of God.  When Jesus healed 10 men with leprosy, only one man came back to say thank you.  Jesus wondered why the other 9 didn’t come back to say thank you, and he completely healed the man who did say thanks.

So, take out a piece of paper and begin writing, “Thank you God for…”  You can write about God’s attributes, His blessings, the people in your life, the beauty of a sunset or symphony…and the list goes on and on.

You can take a Psalm and turn it into a thanksgiving letter.  For instance, here are a few verses from Psalm 34 (v. 4, 7, 8):

I sought the Lord, and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.  

The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him and rescues them.  

O taste and see that the Lord is good; how blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.

Okay, those verses easily turn into a thank you letter like this:

Thank you Lord that when I seek you, you hear me.  Thank you for delivering me from my fears.  Thank you that you encamp all around me and you rescue me from danger.  Thank you for being a good God.  Thank you for blessing my life.  Thank you that you are my refuge, my place to hide when I need shelter and protection.  

How pleasant life becomes when we remember to give thanks to God.  Writing Him a thank you letter may be a quick way to change your perspective about the day, and offer the thanks God so richly deserves.

So dust off that stationary and start writing!



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Arlene Pellicane is a speaker and author of several books including Parents Rising, 31 Days to a Happy Husband and Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life. She is also the co-author of Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World (with Dr. Gary Chapman). Her heart is to help people create happy homes and close marriages. She encourages parents to raise kids who are ready for life (not just video games).


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