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Day 5 of our 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting: Our Year of Divine Settlement

Theme: Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude

Today’s Scripture:  “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Welcome to Day 5 of our 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting. As we continue our spiritual journey, today’s focus is on Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude. In a world filled with challenges and distractions, maintaining a thankful heart can sometimes feel daunting. However, our guiding Scripture today, 1 Thessalonians 5:18, encourages us to give thanks in all circumstances, for this is what God desires for us as His children.

Gratitude opens our hearts to God’s presence and power. It shifts our focus from our problems to His provisions and from our trials to His triumphs. When we choose gratitude, we align ourselves with God’s will and cultivate a spirit that honours Him.

Today’s Prayer Focus:

  • Pray for a heart that recognizes and appreciates God’s gifts and blessings in your life, no matter how small.
  • Ask God to help you maintain a posture of thankfulness, even in challenging situations or seasons of hardship.
  • Pray for the ability to see God’s hand at work in all circumstances and to respond with gratitude.
  • Ask for the Holy Spirit’s guidance to help you express your gratitude to God and others in your life.
  • Pray for the removal of any bitterness, entitlement, or discontent that hinders a thankful heart.
  • Ask God to help you remember His past faithfulness, especially in times of doubt or struggle.
  • Pray for the grace to offer thanks for the unseen blessings and for the growth that comes through trials.
  • Ask for opportunities to share your testimony of gratitude, encouraging others with your stories of God’s goodness.
  • Pray for a community of believers who support and remind each other of the importance of a grateful heart.
  • Ask God to fill your life with reminders of His love and goodness, fostering a spirit of joy and thanksgiving in all areas.

Word of Encouragement: An attitude of gratitude transforms the way we perceive and interact with the world around us. It doesn’t mean ignoring the realities of life but rather choosing to highlight God’s enduring love and mercy. As you walk through this day, let each moment be an opportunity to acknowledge God’s goodness. May your heart overflow with thanksgiving, and may your life reflect the joy and peace that come from a grateful heart.

Let us pray:

Heavenly Father, on this fifth day of our prayer and fasting, we come before You with grateful hearts. We thank You for Your endless blessings, Your unwavering presence, and Your unconditional love. Teach us always to recognize the many ways You work in our lives and help us cultivate an attitude of gratitude in all circumstances. Remove from us any spirit of ingratitude and replace it with a spirit of thankfulness. May our lives be a continuous offering of praise and thanksgiving to You. Guide us to encourage others with our gratitude and to spread the joy of Your love. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.

Revd Sam Adeyemi


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