“Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving” (Psalm 95:2).
Thanksgiving should be understood as more than a day off work, or even a chance to gather with family. Thanksgiving is the attitude and perspective on life that best facilitates a meaningful prayer life. A true spirit of thanksgiving isn’t determined by the ever-changing circumstances of one’s life but, rather, the enduring relationship we share with our heavenly Father. With this, we are rescued from the shallowness that views prayer as the rabbit’s foot for getting something from God, and brought to the more enriching place that understands prayer as the means of getting with God. Thus, everyday is to be a day filled with thanksgiving.