If you’re like most people, chances are a lot of your prayers go something like this, “Father, please help me get that job I want.” Or “Lord, please deliver my mom from her illness.” There’s a common theme in many of our prayers and that is telling God the things we need or want. And that’s fine! God wants to grant us the desires of our hearts. But in our Christian faith we need to be equally careful that requests do not become our only form of prayer.
O. Henry wrote, “Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.” With a holiday that has become inundated with football, TV shows and shopping, that statement seems to ring true. But with all these distractions, who has time to give thanks?