Thanksgiving For Deliverance from Alcoholism

God’s Cure for Alcoholism

Thanksgiving For Deliverance from Alcoholism

At one time Bob would have said there is no cure. But that was before He met Jesus. After years of repeated drunkenness and remorse, he came to Jesus for deliverance. Jesus truly set him free, and gave him a purpose for living.

The Hope

While God’s Word states clearly that drunkards shall not inherit the kingdom of God, it also records that many were delivered from drunkenness and debauchery.

“And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” They had experienced God’s cure for alcoholism.

Many desperately addicted alcoholics have experienced complete deliverance through the work of God’s Holy Spirit in their hearts.

The Cure

Before one can experience God’s cure, one must admit total helplessness. In spite of repeated failure, alcoholics commonly think somehow, somewhere, sometime they will be able to drink in a controlled way or quit when they want to.

The cure God offers goes far beyond merely controlling the craving for alcohol. God’s cure arrests the root problem of a sinful heart. By faith in Jesus Christ, a person can die to sin and become a new person with a new outlook, new appetites, and a new reason for living.

Jesus came to save His people from their sins. He Himself lived above every sin and overcame every temptation. Although He was innocent, He died that we might be delivered from the power of sin. After He rose from the grave, He went up to God in Heaven. Now He has sent His own Spirit to work in the hearts of defeated souls, offering them deliverance.

Jesus conquered Satan, and He is ready to rescue you from the enemy of your soul. Are you willing to let Jesus free you from Satan’s slavery?

The Method

  1. Are you willing to face your condition honestly? Is alcoholism really your biggest problem? Or is it your SELF? When God sees that you desperately want to be saved, not just from alcoholism, but from all your sinful desires,He will rescue you. He always answers those who admit their wretchedness and honestly cry, “God, be merciful to me a sinner.

  2. God offers to deliver those who repent of their rebellion against Him. But repentance is costly. It means surrendering your stubborn will to God and giving up every right to control your own life. When God’s Spirit makes you sorry for your sins with a godly sorrow, and you sincerely desire to live an entirely different life, God can begin to work.

    He says, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” What a promise! What a gift!

  3. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” (Acts 16:31). Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).

    Do not depend on yourself. Put all your trust in Jesus Christ. Drink freely of the Living Water He offers you (John 4:14), and He will quench the thirst of your soul.

  4. Open your heart to Jesus Christ and receive Him into your life.

    With Christ living in you by His Spirit, you will be able to say with Apostle Paul, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13).

  5. Confess Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. Tell others the Saviour has delivered you. Let them know He is now directing your steps in a new life of freedom.

    Your testimony will soon separate you from the “Christ-mockers” who keep dragging you down.

  6. Separate yourself from all degrading influences. Tell your old friends you are going to serve the Lord. Invite them to join you, and then give up their companionship forever if they are not interested. Stay away from all places where strong drink is served.

    Don’t even look at the old stuff. The wisest man who ever lived said, “Look not thou upon the wine when it is red . . . . At the last it biteth a serpent” (Proverbs 23:31, 32).

    “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty” (2 Corinthians 6:17, 18).

  7. Unite in an intimate, active fellowship with the most spiritual, faithful congregation of Christians you can find.

    “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized . . . . And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers” (Acts 2:41, 42). Here is God’s cure for the loneliness and uselessness which often drive a person to drink. Join the holy, happy company of genuine Christians, and associate with them as much as possible.

    Help them and be humble enough to let them help you.

  8. Delight yourself in the Lord and in His Word. Ask God to replace your desire for alcohol with a hunger and thirst for His truth. Trust the Holy Spirit to help you understand the Bible and promptly obey whatever He asks you to do.
  9. Make special efforts to help other drunkards. You know how you were delivered.

    As they observe you resisting temptation, they will know there is hope for them also.

  10. Do everything you can to warn young people of the dangers of strong drink. Give your testimony. Call attention to the teachings of God’s Word: “Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine” (Joel 1:5).

    “For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty” (Proverbs 23:21). “Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine” (Proverbs 23:29, 30). “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise” (Proverbs 20:1).

God’s cure, available to all, is fully guaranteed! Jesus Himself promised, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” (John 8:36).

—Clarence Fretz, adapted

Christian Light Publications, Harrisonburg, VA 22802 Phone (540) 434-0768.

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The Cure for Alcoholism

Thanksgiving For Deliverance from Alcoholism

  • 1. Harmful Effects
  • 2. Moderate Use
  • 3. God’s Warning

The most destructive drug in general use today is alcohol. Alcoholism is one of our most serious national problems. Recent statistics indicate that in the United States two every three adults drink.

There are 18,000,000 problem drinkers, of which 10,000,000 are confirmed alcoholics. Children and youth are increasingly using alcoholic beverages. Nearly four five high school seniors have drunk alcohol within the past month. More than sixty percent of our nation’s seventh graders drink.

One-third of the high school students in our country boast of getting drunk at least once a month.

Evangeline Booth (of Salvation Army fame) spoke true words when she said that alcohol has drained more blood, hung more crepe, plunged more people into bankruptcy, armed more villains, slain more children, broken more marriages, wrecked more manhood, dishonored more womanhood, broken more hearts, blasted more lives, and dug more graves than any other poisonous scourge that ever swept across the world.

There are a variety of reasons for drinking. Some want to celebrate. Others say that drinking relaxes them. Younger persons often want to belong to “the smart set.” Others drink to try and drown their troubles.

In other words, most people begin to drink in order to show off, to relieve tensions, to forget worries, or to escape from reality. The media advertises alcoholic beverages by portraying images of happiness, success, power, independence, romance, and sexual fulfillment.

Yet these are precisely the qualities that are destroyed by the alcohol user.

In recent years, the national preoccupation with the threat of AIDS and the widespread use of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and “crack”—have overshadowed the awful magnitude of the alcohol problem.

Yet if we add the number of those who die from AIDS to the number who die from the use of illegal drugs each year, the total does not even come close to the number of persons who die from alcohol-related illnesses and accidents and crimes.

Alcohol is killing people faster than the deadliest wars of history. It is killing seventy times as many Americans each year as the Vietnam War did.

1. Harmful Effects

Abraham Lincoln once said that drinking alcoholic beverages is “a cancer to society, eating out its vitals and threatening its destruction.” Places where alcoholic beverages are sold and used, are the first places a police officer will look for crime, and the last places he will look for virtue.

Alcohol does much to bring deterioration to one’s physical well-being. U.S. News and World Report (November 30, 1987) describes the toll which alcohol takes on the human body: Longterm alcohol abuse causes a striking increase in cancers in the liver, stomach, and colon.

Alcohol destroys thousands of irreplaceable brain cells with every drink. Wine and beer cause the lining of the stomach to become inflamed, often leading to the formation of peptic ulcers. Chronic abuse of alcohol frequently causes high blood pressure which increases the risk of strokes and heart attacks.

In fact, alcohol “begins to alter the functioning of virtually every organ from the moment it enters the body.” Alcoholics live ten to twelve years less than nondrinkers.

Alcohol can even pass through the placenta to the developing fetus inside the body of an expectant mother, and harmful effects can be transmitted through breast milk to newborns.

Furthermore, alcohol often leads to a variety of criminal activities. U. S. News and World Report (November 30, 1987) declares that “alcohol is a factor in nearly half of America’s murders, suicides, and accidental deaths. In all, it claims 100,000 lives per year—25 times as many deaths as all illegal drugs combined.

” The National Safety Council reports that well over half of the 1,000 persons who lose their lives each week on America’s highways are victims of drunk drivers. Sixty percent of sex crimes against children are related to alcohol abuse. Alcohol is responsible for more admissions to hospitals than any other single cause.

Eighty percent of all persons in prison are there because of alcohol-related crimes.

Add to all these deaths and injuries—the financial waste, the broken lives, the fractured homes, the heartaches, the fights, the misery, and the agony caused by drink—and we begin to get a picture of the harmful effects of alcohol. Surely these facts alone should be enough to convince thinking persons not to drink.

2. Moderate Use

Ordinarily people do not drink five or six cocktails the first time they taste alcohol. Drinking usually begins as a social act—something that is done to be agreeable in the group— having a Coke. However, to use alcohol in moderation most often leads to more frequent use.

My father gave good advice to me when I was a teenager. He said, “Harold, if you never touch alcoholic beverages, you’ll never become a drunkard.

” And indeed that statement is true! A large proportion of people who drink, intend to confine themselves to occasional use of alcohol, but they are eventually hooked into habitual use.

Most of us have seen what alcohol does to people—to individuals, families, and homes—and so our attitude should be a refusal to take the so-called friendly drink.

I know the Apostle Paul told Timothy to take a little wine for his “stomach’s sake” (1 Timothy 5:23), but obviously he was advising a small amount of wine to be used as a medicine.

And note too that Christ’s turning water into wine (John 2:1-11) is no argument at all for the use of alcohol.

The word translated “wine” may have referred merely to unfermented fruit juice, but even if what Jesus made was a fermented wine, the wines and distilled beverages of today are much stronger, and their evil effects are much greater. (It is amazing how many people who hate the Bible, and do not read the Bible, then want to use the Bible as an excuse for drinking).

Those who justify the “social drink” are ignoring the recognized fact that one of every ten persons who takes the first drink eventually becomes a compulsive user.

And for those who have once embraced the habit of drinking, life is a runaway roller coaster that leads to disaster.

For the user of alcoholic beverages, even the most innocent gathering of family or friends—a wedding, a casual gathering on a sidewalk, or a holiday get-together—can turn into a nightmare of temptation and indulgence.

Some say drinking is wrong only if alcohol is not used in moderation. If a person is temperate in his use of alcohol, then, they say, drinking is permissible and legitimate. They ridicule the concept of totally abstaining.

It is true that total abstinence cannot be defended as a direct Bible command, but (as in the matter of slavery and polygamy) a good case for totally abstaining from alcohol can be built upon basic biblical principles.

The use of beverage alcohol has never brought one good thing to the human family. It spoils family life, harms the physical body, and creates a setting for violence and wickedness. When we talk about alcoholic beverages, we are not dealing with an ordinary beverage lemonade.

We are dealing with an extremely harmful and habit-forming drug! Surely, even drinking in moderation is a dangerous practice.

3. God’s Warning

Some try to humorously pass off drinking as an innocent pastime, but from God’s point of view, drinking intoxicating beverages is no joke.

The directors of some treatment centers are explaining that alcoholism is a disease with a genetic basis. They blame drinking on “neurochemical imbalances.” The American Medical Association has formally declared alcoholism a disease. The idea that alcoholism is a sickness is not new.

Benjamin Rush (one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence) concluded that drinking alcohol was done involuntarily by those who used it. A recent Gallup Poll found that 87 percent of our nation’s population endorse the disease concept. This growing opinion (which labels alcoholism a disease) has taken much of the stigma away from drinking.

People view consumption as an illness rather than a sign of moral backsliding.

From God’s point of view, those who use alcohol are not sick, but sinful. When the Judgment Day comes, this lame excuse which claims alcoholism is a disease, will not pass.

The drunkard is listed in Scripture with thieves, liars, extortioners, and murderers—as being in danger of missing Heaven—unless the individual repents (Galatians 5:19-21; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10). The Bible says of alcohol: “At the last it bites a serpent, and stings an adder” (Proverbs 23:32).

And again, God speaks, as recorded in Proverbs 20:1, “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging; and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.”

God clearly condemns the use of intoxicating beverages. In fact, He says in 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, . . . nor drunkards, . . .

shall inherit the kingdom of God.

” Make no mistake about it, the Lord God strongly condemns the use of alcohol! Alcoholism is a sin that keeps people Heaven! The preacher who never lifts his voice against the use of alcohol is not being true to the message of the Bible.

The Bible passage which says that drunkards shall not inherit the kingdom of God concludes (in 1 Corinthians 6:11) by saying in essence, “And such were some of you, but (now) ye are washed, . . . sanctified, . . . (and) justified in the name of the Lord Jesus.

” In other words, some of the people to whom the Apostle Paul was writing had experienced God’s cure for alcoholism. And just so, my friend, if you are caught in the habit of using strong drink, please know that Jesus Christ can deliver you.

To get victory over any sin, we must get help from God, and certainly that is true for the person who seeks deliverance from the drinking habit.

The best treatment-goal for persons inclined to use alcoholic beverages is total abstinence. The longer one abuses alcohol, the harder it is to change behavior.

Why not resolve today to say honestly to the Lord Jesus, “Come and change my life; give me rest from the craving inside me”? Jesus Christ is the great Emancipator who can set us free from slavery to sin. He came to “preach deliverance to captives” (Luke 4:18), and surely He can deliver you.

When you make a decision of your will—and resolve to stick by it—you will gain a sense of purpose in life and you will feel clean inside. It can be done if you really want to. We have a merciful God who will forgive you, if you will come and repent of your wicked habit.

Tell the old crowd that you are going to serve the Lord from now on. Turn your back on alcohol and come to a sweet, forgiving Saviour. Jesus says, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).

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10 Prayers of Thanksgiving and Praise

Thanksgiving For Deliverance from Alcoholism

A s we reflect on this Thanksgiving Day 2014 in the United States I wanted to revisit something I wrote a couple years ago. Thanksgiving and praise is good anytime of the year, but especially today offer your prayers to the Lord for He is great and He is faithful.

I love to pray to the Lord and most often I am offering prayers for assistance in something – health, provision, or even as an intercessory prayer for another one’s needs.

Do you find that to be true with yourself? I know that our Heavenly Father loves to hear from us, but not only in the times of trial or testing; He loves to hear our praise and thanksgiving as well.

Here are some prayers that I have collected, most of them right from God’s own word.

To God the Creator

O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! (Psalm 8)

To God who Forgives all Transgressions

Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; try my reins and my heart. For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.  I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.

  I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked. I will wash mine hands in innocency: so will I compass thine altar, O Lord: That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.

Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth. (Psalms 26:2-8)

To God who Deserves all Glory and Praise

He loves to hear our praise and thanksgiving

O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

  For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.

O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker. (Psalms 95:1-6)

To God — the Lord of All

O Lord, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds. I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the Lord. I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the presence of all his people. (Psalms 116:16-18)

A Mother’s Prayer of Thanksgiving & Praise:

… My heart rejoiceth in the Lord, mine horn is exalted in the Lord: my mouth is enlarged over mine enemies; because I rejoice in thy salvation. There is none holy as the Lord: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock our God.

Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come your mouth: for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed. The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength.

They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased: so that the barren hath born seven; and she that hath many children is waxed feeble. The Lord killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up. The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up.

He raiseth up the poor the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and he hath set the world upon them. He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces; heaven shall he thunder upon them: the Lord shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed. (Hannah’s prayer from 1 Samuel 2:1-10)

A King’s Prayer of Praise & Adoration:

… Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.

  Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all.

  Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name. (King David’s prayer from 1 Chronicles 29:10-13)

A Thanksgiving Prayer for the Queen:

God of time and eternity,Whose son reigns as servant, not master;We give you thanks and praiseThat you have blessed this nation,The realms and territories with Elizabeth,

Our beloved and glorious Queen.

In this year of Jubilee,Grant her your gifts of love and joy and peaceAs she continues in faithful obedience to you,Her Lord and God,And in devoted service to her land and people,And those of the Commonwealth.Now and all the days;Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen

(The Diamond Jubilee Prayer, written at the Queen’s direction by the chapter of St Paul’s Cathedral) [1]

A President’s Prayer of Thanksgiving & Praise:

Most gracious Lord God, from whom proceedeth every good and perfect gift, I offer to Thy Divine Majesty my unfeigned praise and thanksgiving, for all Thy mercies toward me. Thou made me at first and hast ever since sustained the work of Thine own hand.

Thou gave Thy Son to die for me, and hast given me assurance of salvation upon my repentance and sincerely endeavoring to conform my life to His holy precepts and example.

Thou art pleased to lengthen out to me the time of repentance and to move me to it by Thy Spirit and by Thy Word, and by Thy mercies and by Thy judgments. Amen. (George Washington)

Prayer of Thanksgiving from a Poet and Lyricist:

O Thou whose bounty fills my cup,With every blessing meet!I give Thee thanks for every drop—

The bitter and the sweet.

I praise Thee for the desert road,And for the riverside;For all Thy goodness hath bestowed,

And all Thy grace denied.

I thank Thee for both smile and frown,And for the gain and loss;I praise Thee for the future crown

And for the present cross.

I thank Thee for both wings of loveWhich stirred my worldly nest;And for the stormy clouds which drove

Me, trembling, to Thy breast.

I bless Thee for the glad increase,And for the waning joy;And for this strange, this settled peace

Which nothing can destroy. (Jane Crewdson, 1860)

Thanksgiving & Praise in a Song:

Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices,Who wondrous things has done, in Whom this world rejoices;Who from our mothers’ arms has blessed us on our way

With countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.

O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,With ever joyful hearts and blessèd peace to cheer us;And keep us in His grace, and guide us when perplexed;

And free us from all ills, in this world and the next!

All praise and thanks to God the Father now be given;The Son and Him Who reigns with Them in highest Heaven;The one eternal God, whom earth and Heaven adore;

For thus it was, is now, and shall be evermore. (Martin Rinkart & Catherine Winkworth)

God desires our praise and thanksgiving. Isn’t it the least we could for all He has done for us?

Resources – The Holy Bible, King James Version. [1] www. dailymail.co.uk.  video “O Praise Him” by David Crowder Band

[This post was originally published at WCWTK on July 7, 2012]

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Thanksgiving Prayer – 9 Encouraging and Inspiring Prayers!

Thanksgiving For Deliverance from Alcoholism

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.

Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever. to him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever. who by his understanding made the heavens, His love endures forever. who spread out the earth upon the waters, His love endures forever. “

Read more Bible Verses for Thanksgiving at BibleStudyTools.com

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Источник: https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/prayer/7-thanksgiving-prayers-encouraging-and-inspiring.html

Anti Alcoholism

Thanksgiving For Deliverance from Alcoholism

This Mod removes the Alcoholism debuff.
It's helpful if you got the Alcoholism bug.

Permissions and credits

Credits and distribution permission

  • Other user's assetsAll the assets in this file belong to the author, or are from free-to-use modder's resources
  • Upload permissionYou can upload this file to other sites but you must credit me as the creator of the file
  • Modification permissionYou are allowed to modify my files and release bug fixes or improve on the features so long as you credit me as the original creator
  • Conversion permissionYou can convert this file to work with other games as long as you credit me as the creator of the file
  • Asset use permissionYou are allowed to use the assets in this file without permission as long as you credit me
  • Asset use permission in mods/files that are being soldYou are not allowed to use assets from this file in any mods/files that are being sold, for money, on Steam Workshop or other platforms
  • Asset use permission in mods/files that earn donation pointsYou must get permission to earn Donation Points for your mods if they use my assets

This author has not provided any additional notes regarding file permissions

This author has not credited anyone else in this file

This mod is not opted-in to receive Donation Points

This Mod removes the Alcoholism debuff.It's helpful if you got the Alcoholism bug.If it's not working instantly, just walk a little bit or fast travel.Then the game will recognize it.

Installation:

Unzip the content from AntiAlcoholism.zip to your “Kingdom Come Deliverance\Mods” folder.

Update

To update from version 1.2.5.2 or 1.3.1-1 to 1.3.1-2 or newer, you need to delete zzz_AntiAlcoholism.pak from your Data folder.
Then Unzip the new Version to your Mods folder.Note: This won't work with other Buff effects changing mods.//Changelog 1.3.3-1Updated for 1.3.3//Changelog 1.3.1-2Fixed game crash if you tryed to sell something.//Changelog 1.3.1-1Updated for game version 1.3.1//Changelog 1.2.5.2

Alcoholism is now completely removed

Adds console commands to spawn/teleport/kill NPCs, unlimited F5 quicksave, auto run console commands on game start, manipulate money, buffs, items, perks, skills, stats, stolen items, time, weather, wanted level, merchants, recipes, access stash from anywhere.

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This mod will allow you to save anytime the game would normally allow you to save, without using up your Saviour Schnapps.

Tested on 1.9.1

Requirements

This mod does not have any known dependencies other than the base game

Permissions and credits

Based off the work of EddieShoe, these are simply config tweaks.

This mod is not opted-in to receive Donation Points

Based off the Steam guide by Reddit user EddieShoe and the mod by biosmanager, this will allow you to save your game without using any Saviour Schnapps. Basically giving you unlimited saves.Please be aware there are certain points in the game (for example, right at the start) where you cannot save the game no matter what and thus, this mod will not allow you to save during these times either.There are two version of this file. One where you still need at least one schnapps in your inventory and one where you don't.

Disclaimer

KCD is a new game that is going to be patched heavily over the next few months, one assumes. As such, backup your edits and saves regularly and be prepared for changes. Save files can be found at: C:\Users\USERNAME\Saved Games\kingdomcomeI tested this myself and it does indeed work, it is unknown if this will cause any issues. I will not be responsible if your game or any of your saves stop working! I have received achievements after doing this, so as far as I know they remain unaffected by this.It's worth noting that I continually update the sticky post under the posts section, make sure to read it before reporting a bug or if you have any questions.I can do my best to help you if you have any problems with the mod, but be thorough and don't just say “help mod not work”.

Installation

  • Download the file
  • Navigate to your Kingdom Come: Deliverance game folder in the Steam folder. The default is C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\KingdomComeDeliverance\
  • Go to the “Mods” folder, if it doesn't exist create it.
  • Extract the contents of the zip file you're using into your Mods folder.

That's it! It should now look this:

Usage
When saving the game, ensure you use the “Escape” key menu and save the game that way. Do not drink the Savior Schnapps from your inventory or it will still use the potion up. So once again — only save using the escape menu!

Known Issues
Cannot launch game or save/load

This can be because of a corrupted profile folder. The error message should be:”[PlayerProfiles] CGameContext::StartGame User 'Name' has no active profile!”

Go to C:\Users\USERNAME\Saved Games\kingdomcome and take a backup of the “profiles” folder. After, you simply remove it and try launching the game again. Your saves should remain unaffected, but take backups of the “saves” folder just to be sure.

Also make sure not to tab out during the startup. This can (and most ly will) crash the game!

“Game Saved” message stuck on screen
This has been reported without the mod as well. I have encountered this once, and during that time the lockpick bug below happened as well. If it happens, save the game and restart. It should be gone.

Lockpicking randomly stops working

Same fix as above, restart your game. I've seen reports of this with and without the mod, so it's safe to say that this is a game bug that is not caused by using the mod.

Save games capped at 300
Someone has reported that the game won't let you save after you've got 300 saves. Take backups of all your saves, remove all saves except your latest one. Now go in-game and load that save, delete it from the load menu and then save. It should be labeled as “Save 1” now.

This has been confirmed on the consoles as well, so it's not caused by the mod.Thanks to /u/AENIGMA_UK for this.

Removal
If you're not happy with the mod or it doesn't work, delete the folder that you extracted to your Mods folder. It's one of these:

  • KingdomComeDeliverance\Mods\UnlimitedSaving
  • KingdomComeDeliverance\Mods\UnlimitedSavingNS

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Unlimited Saving – No Schnapps Version

Using this you will no longer need any schnapps to save. Please read the disclaimer before installing!

Unlimited Saving – Schnapps Version (OUTDATED)

Using this you will need at least one schnapps in your inventory but it won't be consumed. Please read the disclaimer before installing! This is no longer being maintained, last working version was for 1.8.2!

Источник: https://www.nexusmods.com/kingdomcomedeliverance/mods/206/

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