Praise And Thanks For Marriage
Thanksgiving Prayer — 9 Encouraging and Inspiring Prayers!
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to gather with family and friends and reflect on the blessings of the last year. Many of us experience renewed hope and faith during the Thanksgiving holiday because we turn our eyes onto what is most important.
What if we spent time each day in giving thanks and prayer? How could God grow out faith and trust if we lived a life of thanks through all seasons and not just Thanksgiving time? When your heart is filled with gratitude, there is little room to worry or complain.
We would love to encourage and help you along the way toward greater hope and joy! Below are 9 thanksgiving prayers you can use not only for Thanksgiving day but throughout the year. Start living out the promises of God that Jesus came “that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10.
Prayer 1: A Daily Thanksgiving Prayer
«Dear God, Thank you for your amazing power and work in our lives, thank you for your goodness and for your blessings over us. Thank you for your great love and care. Thank you for your sacrifice so that we might have freedom and life.
Forgive us for when we don't thank you enough, for who you are, for all that you do, for all that you've given. Help us to set our eyes and our hearts on you afresh. Renew our spirits, fill us with your peace and joy. We love you and we need you, this day and every day.
We give you praise and thanks, for You alone are worthy! In Jesus' Name, Amen.»
— Debbie McDaniel, Crosswalk.com Contributor
Prayer 2: A Prayer for a Thankful Heart
«Lord, teach me to offer you a heart of thanksgiving and praise in all my daily experiences of life. Teach me to be joyful always, to pray continually and to give thanks in all my circumstances. I accept them as Your will for my life (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
I long to bring pleasure to Your heart daily. Break the power of the enemy in my life. Defeat Him through my sacrifice of praise. Change my outlook and attitude into one of joyful contentment with my present circumstances.
I thank You for… [Name a difficult circumstance in your life presently and thank God for it.]
Jesus, I want to be You who obeyed the Father without complaint. You embraced the chains of humanity when You walked this earth. Convict me whenever I complain or compare myself with others. Give me Your attitude of humility and thankful acceptance.I want to be the Apostle Paul who learned contentment in every circumstance. I choose to continually offer You a sacrifice of praise, the fruit of lips that give praise to Your name (Hebrews 13:15). I long to bring a smile to Your face. Teach me the power of a thankful heart.
I know that Your truth dwells in a thankful heart.
“I will give thanks to the LORD because of His righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens” (Psalm 7:17-18:1). In Jesus’ name, amen.»
— Debbie Przybylski, Intercessors Arise International
Prayer 3: A Short Prayer of Thanks
«God, sometimes life gets me down and I find it hard to see things to be thankful for. Open my eyes to see the gifts you’ve given me in my life. I’m going to start by thanking you for loving me enough to come to earth and die so we can live together forever. Amen.»
— Wendy van Eyck, Contributor
Prayer 4: A Prayer for Thanksgiving Day
Father God, today I thank You for the provisions of my life… I thank You for the people in my life… I thank You for the opportunities You have given to me in my life…
I thank You for the acceptance and forgiveness You have lavished upon me in spite of my sinful actions and choices…
I thank You for the healing You have brought into my life—physical and emotional… I thank You for the way You have brought me back from the darkness that lurks in my soul and the choices I could have made that would have landed me in a pit—or the choices I have made that did land me in a pit…
I thank You for the desires of my heart that You have satisfied with good things…
And the desires that I have not yet seen satisfied. Help me to be confident because of the grace You have given to me in so many others ways, that even my unmet desires would be something I could be grateful for…Amen.
Excerpted with permission from Day 31 of Prayers for Today (Moody Publishers, 2011) by Pastor Kurt Bjorklund.
Prayer 5: A Prayer to Teach Kids Thankfulness
«Lord, I pray that the message of Christ and his sacrifice is the root of gratitude in my heart. That His gracious gift leads me to thankful living, setting an example for my children.
That they will have their own relationship with Jesus one day, and that You would grow gratitude in their hearts the acceptance of Jesus as their Savior.
Lead us to do everything in the name of Jesus and give thanks to You through Him.»
— Marie Osborne, Contributor
Prayer 6: A Thanksgiving Day Prayer
«O Heavenly Father: We thank Thee for food and remember the hungry. We thank Thee for health and remember the sick. We thank Thee for friends and remember the friendless. We thank Thee for freedom and remember the enslaved. May these remembrances stir us to service. That Thy gifts to us may be used for others. Amen.»
— “Dear Abby” Columnist
Prayer 7: Thanksgiving Song (makes a wonderful prayer!)
«Grateful for each hand we hold Gathered round this table. From far and near we travel home, Blessed that we are able. Grateful for this sheltered place With light in every window, Saying welcome, welcome, share this feast Come in away from sorrow.
Father, mother, daughter, son, Neighbor, friend and friendless; All together everyone in the gift of loving-kindness. Grateful for whats understood, And all that is forgiven; We try so hard to be good, To lead a life worth living. Father, mother, daughter, son, Neighbor, friend, and friendless; All together everyone, let grateful days be endless.
Grateful for each hand we hold Gathered round this table.»
— Mary Chapin Carpenter — Thanksgiving Song Lyrics
Prayer 8: A Prayer of Thanks for Our Many Blessings
«Oh God, You are so good. You are faithful and gracious and You have blessed me beyond measure. Thank you for everyday blessings to which I have become accustomed, but never want to take for granted: clean drinking water, electricity, food in my pantry, hot showers, a roof over my head, and a bed to sleep in.
Thank you for legs that carry me where I need to go and hands that enable me to accomplish many things. Thank you for my hearing and my vision and for a sound, healthy mind.
Thank you my family, my friends, my job, my neighbors. Thank you for freedom to attend my church, for my pastors, and for my small group(s) and my many relationships.
Thank you for the things You are doing in my heart and in my life. I’m grateful that by the power of Your Holy Spirit, I am much different today than I was 10 years ago, or a year ago. I am even different that I was at the beginning of this year, and it’s because of Your power at work in me, continually transforming me into Your image.
I love and adore You, Lord, and my heart overflows with gratitude for all these blessings. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.»
excerpt from 3 Grateful Prayers to Prepare Your Heart for Thanksgiving by Julie K. Gillies
Prayer 9: 17 Statements of Gratitude
«Thank you, God for the times You have said «no.» They have helped me depend on You so much more. Thank you, God, for unanswered prayer. It reminds me that You know what's best for me, even when my opinion differs from Yours. Thank You, Lord, for the things you have withheld from me. You have protected me from what I may never realize.
Thank You, God, for the doors You have closed. They have prevented me from going where You would rather not have me go. Thank you, Lord, for the physical pain You've allowed in my life. It has helped me more closely relate to Your sufferings on my behalf. Thank you, Lord, for the alone times in my life.
Those times have forced me to lean in closer to You. Thank you, God, for the uncertainties I've experienced. They have deepened my trust in You. Thank You, Lord, for the times You came through for me when I didn't even know I needed a rescue. Thank You, Lord, for the losses I have experienced.
They have been a reminder that You are my greatest gain. Thank You, God, for the tears I have shed. They have kept my heart soft and mold-able. Thank You, God, for the times I haven't been able to control my circumstances. They have reminded me that You are sovereign and on the throne.
Thank You, God, for those people in my life whom You have called home to be with You. Their absence from this earth keeps my heart longing for heaven.
Thank You, God, that I have an inheritance in the heavenly places…something that this world can never steal from me and I could never selfishly squander. Thank You, God, for the greatest gift You could ever give me: forgiveness through Your perfect Son's death on the cross on my behalf. Thank You, God, for the righteousness You credited toward me, through the death and resurrection of Jesus. It's a righteousness I could never earn or attain on my own. Thank You, Father, that You know me, You hear me, and You see my tears. Remind me through difficult times that You are God, You are on the throne, and You are eternally good. And thank You, Lord, not only for my eternal salvation, but for the salvation You afford every day of my life as You save me from myself, my foolishness, my own limited insights, and my frailties in light of Your power and strength.»
— Cindy McMenamin, Author
Thanksgiving Prayers from Scripture:
Psalm 95 — «Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods…»
Psalm 100 — «Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalm 118:29 — «Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.»
Psalm 103: 1-5 — «Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits — who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed the eagle’s.»
Psalm 136:1-5 — «Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.
Read more Bible Verses for Thanksgiving at BibleStudyTools.com
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Ways To Strengthen My Marriage: 4 Christian Tips
Marriages are in trouble today but there are simple things that you can do every day to strengthen your marriage. Find out how you can strengthen your marriage, and in the process, possibly save it.
Bragging About Your Spouse in Public and Private
One of the most demeaning things that couples can do to each other is to belittle one another in public. What is said in public can humiliate and degrade the other spouse and when it’s done in front of others, it destroys respect and love that each desire (Eph 5:32-33).
This can be done in front of the children too and this takes deep roots inside of the conscience of children. How would we it if someone talks negatively and insultingly about your mother or father? It doesn’t matter if it’s true or not, it still should never be done. My wife is one of the best teachers in the public school system in our town.
She is revered by many of her former students. I make sure everyone knows that!
Have you ever bragged on your children in public? I hope you have. When I do, I can see them beam with pride and their self esteem grows. They tend to do the same thing. When we brag to others in public, to family, friends, and even to co-workers, we are building up that person.
When we do the opposite and talk negatively to them or about them in public, we are tearing them down and it tends to replicate their own tendencies in them about how they talk about us. When we talk negatively, we are degrading that person’s worth.
It takes one negative word to tear down twenty positives in a person, generally speaking, so I weigh my words carefully before I speak. If I can not say something good, then what purpose am I really serving except my own self? Nothing ever good comes from speaking ill of another person.
Even if something gets broken or the car fender gets dented, I can fix things or replace them, but I can not fix or repair the damage that my words can do. People are always more important than things. People are more fragile than things. Things have temporal value…people have infinite value.By guarding my mouth, I am protecting my marriage. Once my words are my mouth, they can not be taken back.
Finally, pray together and put Christ in the center of your marriage. A three-fold cord is harder to break.
A Three Fold Cord
When I was tying down a load of wood to take to the burn pile my cord broke. It had been well used and when it broke, my whole load of wood spilled back onto the ground. My cord was down to just one rope and I knew sooner or later it would break.
Marriage is a lot that cord. I had neglected it and just knew I was borrowing trouble. In my many marriage counseling sessions that I have given, the main problem is that Christ is not in the center of the marriage. My wife and I leave each other notes that get more accomplished than using negatives.
We work different schedules so we leave each other notes since we can’t say goodbye in person. One husband I was speaking with was angry over what appeared to me to be a trivial issue. The wife was upset that her husband was neglecting minor repairs around the house.
When they both sat down, I had them write out two sentences and fill in the blanks.
I feel really frustrated when you _______.
When you ______ it makes me feel _____.
The couple wrote down these answers.
Husband: I feel really frustrated when you keep pushing me to get this and that done. When you leave me notes about these things it makes me feel you don‘t respect me.
Wife: I feel really frustrated when you neglect fixing things that make my life harder. When you don’t fix things it makes me feel that you don’t care.
Then I turned to Ephesians 5:33 which says, “each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.”What was missing? Love and respect. And Jesus Christ. When Jesus Christ is the central focus of a marriage, I feel that the husband will try to love his wife Christ loves the church and the wife will try to respect her husband as the church should respect the authority of Christ. I said it would be better to say it : I feel or it makes me feel.
Here is what I typically leave and receive at home:
Me: Darling, I really appreciate all the things you do for us and I truly love you for it and by the way, do you know where my Bible dictionary is?
Wife: Dearest Jackson (what she calls me). I really respect how much you do around the house and in providing for our family, and oh yes, the garage door handles about to fall off.
What I have discovered, by trial and error, is that you can draw more flies with honey. By keeping things around the house working as much as possible, I show her that I care and that I love her. Her respect for me lets her put things that need repair on a love note that she leaves me or tells me in person and this shows how much she respects me.
She knows that I love her by what I do for her and so she feels the freedom to leave me little notes about things that need attention around the house. By her respecting me, I feel free to ask her questions about something she can help me with. Both are done lovingly and without nagging.
We try to put Christ at the center of our marriage, and that way, we are stronger and will be able to take the heavier loads that will surely come our way in life. This “threefold cord” makes it easier to bear what comes our way. One is good, two is better, but three is best.
This reminds me of the Scripture which says, “Though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken” (Eccl 4:12).
Don’t Try to Change Them
We are not to be in the business of changing our mate. The Holy Spirit is the only One Who can change the human heart (Prov 21:1). When we try to become the agent of change, we are subverting, and sometimes negating the true work of the Holy Spirit.
We take the Spirit’s place in changing the human heart. I have never had any success in changing my spouse but when I pray for her, I submit to God the Holy Spirit to work in her just as He does in me. The more we try to change someone, the more they tend to dig in their heels.It has the opposite effect of changing. I have an effect alright…and it’s always negative. The real change agent is God and God has a positive effect because He works from within. My efforts work from without. Real change, as always, comes from within and not from without.
The only way that I can affect any change in my spouse is to change my own behavior.
Words of Affirmation
I believe that we must include these important words in our daily lives with our spouse: Thank you, I appreciate all you do, I love you so much, I need you, I’m sorry, please forgive me. I have heard men say…too many times, that I don’t need to tell her “I love you. She knows how I feel.” Wrong men. We need to tell them and reaffirm them.
We need to say this every single day: I love you. We need to show we love them by sending them cards, sending them flowers on days of no special occasion, leave them little love notes where they’ll find them sometime during their day.
When I worked for Head Start I traveled widely and my wife would pack little love notes in strategic places in my luggage where I would find them on one day, then the next, and then another. These were so special. I have kept many of these to this day.
Women can show respect by bragging to others about their man…men can brag about their wife when in the company of others, co-workers, and for me, even strangers. She may not hear these, but I do. Somehow it strengthens our marriage and marriages just don’t happen. They take work.
We know that when a person feels valued, they feel loved. When someone brags about you, you feel a greater sense of worth. When we can safely communicate problems, we can more openly work on solutions. Stay away from words , “You never, you always, or you can’t.
” These words sometimes become self-fulfilling prophecies. Instead, say, “When you do this, it makes me feel ” or “I feel frustrated when you….” These make the problem the focus and not the spouse. It makes it easier to work on a solution when the problem is the focus and not the spouse. We can not change a person.
The Holy Spirit is the only One Who can do this (Prov 21:1).
Finally, pray together and put Christ in the center of your marriage. A three-fold cord is harder to break.When Jesus is in the home, when Jesus is the focus, and when Jesus is embedded within the marital relationship, the chances of having a stronger marriage are better than going it alone.
This may be why Solomon wrote, “Though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken” (Eccl 4:12).
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The Power of Praise in Marriage – MM #173
There is a lot of power in praising and affirming one another.
Why is it that as married couples we often forget that affirming our spouse is more effective than criticizing or complaining? It’s as if we think that continually criticizing our spouse will somehow “inspire” him or her to become a better marriage partnership. If you’re caught up in that behavior, can we ask you, “How’s that working for you?”
It sure didn’t work for us. And we find that it doesn’t work for most married couples.
If we say we are Christ followers and that we believe God’s word, then shouldn’t we take our example from the Bible? We’re told in Proverbs 27:21, “A man is refined by what others say of him.
” Proverbs 5:4 says, “A wholesome tongue is a tree of life. But perverseness in it breaks the spirit.” And in Proverbs 25:11 we’re reminded, “A word aptly spoken is apples of gold in settings of silver.
” We are enriched by those golden words!
Giving Words of Praise is Important
Our words have the effect of empowering or devaluing our spouse. Sadly, we often fall into the habit of criticizing more easily than encouraging each other. It’s what co-authors, Cindy and Hugh McMenamin write on this issue:
“We’ve been told that the characteristics in your spouse that irritate you today are manifestations of the same characteristics that drew you toward each other, originally. What once you found attractive, you now find annoying.
“…We’ve learned that we have to pick up a new set of lenses that seeks out and focuses on the positive in each other if we’re going to be in love again. Love, after all, is blind. Or, maybe a better way to say it would be: Love CHOOSES to be blind to the less flattering traits.”
Now we’re not talking about abusive or cheating issues here. You shouldn’t choose to be blind in those types of circumstances. Abuse and infidelity issues are entirely different matters.
We deal with them on other parts of our web site. What we’re talking about here is everyday irritations we experience as we live with our spouse.
These are things, which little-by-little break down our relationships.
Positive and Affirming Talk
Do you want to have a marriage, which is filled more with positive and affirming talk? Or do you want it to be filled with criticism and negativity? If you want a more positive marriage, it will take making the deliberate choice to train yourself to act differently. Negative actions are easier to fall into and throw at one another.
“To bring forth positivity in marriage means I must leave behind my negative words, thoughts or critical attitudes. To praise and affirm a spouse means I have to forfeit my role as complainer, instructor or nag. Plus, to be affirming to my spouse means I must look for the opportunities to find value, merit and commendation.” (Dr. David and Teresa Ferguson)
The Ferguson’s write more on this issue in their book, Never Alone – Devotions for Couples. Below is an excerpt you may find helpful:
Affirming and Blessing
“Praise is genuinely a win-win proposition. The receiver of affirming words feels blessed at having been acknowledged as significant and important. The ‘giver’ is blessed with a grateful heart and is guarded from a critical spirit. Our words of praise communicate value, strengthen hearts and sustain marriages.
“Communicating praise to another is affirming and deepens the relationship. We often use praise sharing in our work with couples.
Couples tell each other things , ‘I feel especially loved by you when ____.’ This helps give each spouse a better understanding of how the other best ‘feels’ love.
Another exercise might sound , ‘One of the qualities I admire in you is ____. I saw that quality when ____.’
“This helps identify specific qualities and concrete examples that are worthy of affirming words. In each of these exercises we ask couples to face one another, hold hands, and verbalize their response to their spouse. The spouse ‘receives’ the expression of appreciation and acknowledges it in some positive way.
“Many couples remark about the simplicity of these exercises and the profound impact on their lives. Each person begins to experience the win-win of affirmation.
Cindy and I have done these affirming exercises. And we can tell you first hand that they are a wonderful way to establish a close bond as husband and wife.
We’ve also learned that if we don’t determine to be affirming to our spouse we in all lihood won’t. That’s why we strongly encourage you to try the above exercises that the Ferguson’s laid out.
We can assure you it will be time well spent.
The Ferguson’s continue with this powerful truth by writing:
The Tolerated Marriage
“It’s amazing how many couples have the mindset that at best, marriage is to be tolerated. Coping is the most they hope for, and they believe they’ve done great by just somehow staying married.
“Into this attitude of mediocrity comes a God who desires to give life and give it abundantly. This doesn’t mean special protection from problems. But it does mean joy, peace, and liberty in the midst of them. Part of His plan for such abundance is the relationships through which He’s chosen to work. And that is through marriage, the family, and the church.
“A particular strategy Teresa and I have developed to see God bring forth ‘His good’ each day is to obey Romans 12:15: ‘Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn’ (NIV).
We do that often by inquiring of one another:
• ‘Did anything positive or exciting happen today?’
We then rejoice together.
• ‘Did anything sad or disappointing happen today?’
And if anything sad or disappointing happened, we mourn together.
“Being able to rejoice and mourn together has helped us to develop an attitude of praise in our marriage. It’s an attitude that says, ‘God, you did good by bringing my spouse to me.’”
In what area of your marriage can you change your words of criticism to affirming words? If you think this would seem awkward or unnatural to begin affirming your husband or wife, we suggest you start small. How about trying just one expression of affirmation per day?
And if you need help coming up with some affirming words, below is a link to a whole list of them. Just choose what you can use. The Gottman Institute came up with this list. Here’s how they use it:
“In our lab, we had couples do a simple 20-minute exercise called ‘The Positive Adjective Checklist.’ From a list of 60 positive adjectives, they were asked to pick three complementary traits of their partner. And then they describe an example of when their partner showed that positive trait.”
We encourage you to look over the list and then do the same. Or you can use the list another way. But most importantly… we encourage you to just use it one way or another:
• “I APPRECIATE” Adjective List
Think about it. Surely, there’s ONE thing you can express to praise your spouse. Ask the Lord to help you. It’s especially important that you determine that you will not have a “praise deficient” marriage any longer. Work to be an affirming partner, rather than a critical one. We hope you will.
Cindy and Steve Wright
Also, to help you further, please click onto the following Crosswalk.com link to read Cindy and Hugh McMenamin’s article:
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meditations for marriage |
The Light is extending not only on Summer Solstice,but through all of my life as my greater good keeps unfolding.I am open to receive the unlimited blessings of Consciousness today
as I joyfully take my emotional journey from good, to better, to best.
I focus my attention on ONLY the good today asI give praise and gratitude to all I see, hear, feel & experience.I EXPECT miracles today because my summer gardenis overflowing with the beauty and order of God.My vibration is high, holy and joyfully Helpful!
In my world, there is magic even in the mundane.I am not looking for special people or special moments.This moment is enough and I am sufficient for the moment.By Grace, I see my world with loving gentle eyes and
I allow myself to be just as I am, and just as I am not.
Therefore, I release all others to be just as they are.I will not push or bully myself today but insteadI walk with the Mighty Ones Who guide medown the gentle paths of freedom, love and peace.
I do not have to believe every thought that comes into mind.I have the freedom to choose today what thoughts to keepand what thoughts to dissolve back into the ethers through surrender.Today, I choose the feelings I want to feel and the dominantthoughts I want to think about myself, life and each experience before me.
What a glorious world in which I am not at the whim of my moods.
Today, I choose the peace, love and joy of God to guide and direct meto all that is for my highest good and greatest expansion.I have a wonderful present and a brilliant future.Life is loving me and my best years are still ahead of me.
Daily AffirmationThe Universe is friendly and loving.My world is happy and Life is good.As I align myself with Spirit,miracles light the path before meand I walk one Graceful step at a time.
I forgive the past and release all grievances asI focus my attention on all the gifts of today.
I am filled with the Light of the Great Rayswhich illumine my world and draw to me allthat is for the highest good of all concerned.
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I AM Benediction
Thou Mighty, Commanding, “I AM Presence”! assert Thy Dominionwithin the heart and consciousness of each student! Command the Life Activity toexpress Its fullness! Set Thyself as a Guard at the door of the mind of each one, sohe admits only that which is helpful and harmonious. Bless each one with thatpower to hold fast and go forth to harmonious attainment. We thank Thee.
I AM Benediction
Into the fullness of Thy Mighty Silence, O Great Presence, we cometo rest, to feel Thy Peace, to love Thy Harmony pervading all.
O Mighty LovePresence which beats the hearts of all mankind, strengthen Thyself within theirhearts; draw and hold their conscious attention upon Thee, the “Great Love Star” inhearts; draw and hold their conscious attention upon Thee, the “Great Love Star” inthe heart of each one; glorify Thy Presence and Thy Creator in them; bless allmankind with that strength to look only to Thee, and to stand steadfast facingThee.
I AM Benediction
Presence of Meru, Nada, and the Great Ascended Host, we givepraise and thanks for Thy Radiant Splendor, for Thy Wisdom, for Thy Substancewhich Thou art generating to make visible.
We give praise and thanks that ThyGreat Wisdom and Intelligence are ONE with the “Great I AM,” which “I AM,” everbringing more of Itself forward into conscious action.
We give praise andthanks that in the acknowledgment of the “I AM Presence,” we have the Key to allthings visible and invisible.
Joseph Murphy: Meditation For Building Your Account at your Prosperity Bank
I know that my good is this very moment. I believe in my heart that I can prophesies for myself harmony, health, peace and joy. I enthrone the concept of peace, success and prosperity in my mind now. I know and believe these thoughts will grow and manifest themselves in my experience.I am the gardener; as I sow so shall I reap. I sow God thoughts; these wonderful seeds of peace, success, harmony and good will. It is a wonderful harvest.
From this moment forward I am depositing in the universal bank or my subconscious mind seeds or thoughts of peace, confidence, poise and balance. I am drawing out the fruit of the wonderful seeds I am depositing. I believe and accept the fact that my desire is a seed deposited in the subconscious. I make it real by feeling the reality of it.
I accept the reality of my desire in the same manner I accept the fact that the seed deposited in the ground will grow. I know it grows in the darkness; also, my desire or ideal grows in the darkness of my subconscious mind; in a little while, the seed, it comes above the ground or becomes objectified as a condition, circumstance or event.
Infinite intelligence governs and guides me in all ways. I meditate on whatsoever things are true, honest, just, lovely and of good report. I think on these things, and God’s power is with my thoughts of good. I am at peace.