Advent Devotion 21

Prayer of Thanksgiving

By Ranti Adenijo


Psalm 138

I will praise You with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praises to You.

I will worship toward Your holy temple, and praise Your name for Your loving kindness and for Your truth: for You hast magnified Your word above all Your name.

In the day when I cried You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul.

All the kings of the earth shall praise You, O Lord, when they hear the words of Your mouth.

Yes, they shall sing of the ways of the Lord: for great is the glory of the Lord.

Though the Lord is on high, yet He regarded the lowly: but the proud he knows from afar.

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me: You will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me.

The Lord will perfect that which concerns me: Your mercy, O Lord, endures for ever: do not forsake the works of Your hands.


It is a good thing to thank God all the time for what He has done and for all that He shall continue to do in your life; but if you don’t know how to think deeply about His daily benefits in your life, you may not know how to give quality thanks to Him. If you fail to give Him praise and thanksgiving, you may not experience His goodness in full. You can give thanks to Him by singing, jumping, dancing, and rolling wisely on the ground. As you do so, you are showing to Him that you appreciate His goodness and that He owns your life.


The above Psalm will be helpful to you as you begin to thank God before you start to ask anything from Him.


God, Give us thankful hearts. Amen