December 22nd: Give a Prayer of Thanksgiving
Consider all the blessings you’ve received from God. Your blessings are coming in so many different ways and so many different domains. You’ve been blessed in your family, with your friends, in your religious observances, in nature, and so many other ways. Take some time to brainstorm and write down your blessings that you’ve received this year. Once you’re done with your list, take that list to God and thank Him for them. Talk with Him about each blessing you’ve identified and how it has affected your life. Use this prayer to only talk with Him about your blessings and avoid asking Him for anything at this time.
Consider Christ as a mediator. He mediates for us in our favor before God the Father. He also mediates for us with our fellow men. Our communication with God (prayers) is done in the name of Jesus Christ. What does it mean to pray in His name?