Giving thanks


Expressing gratitude and being thankful are an important part of healing prayer. Gratitude to God for all that he does for us helps bring blessings and healing.
 

"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."  I Thessalonians 5:18

"I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving." Ps 69:30

"Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name." Ps 100:4

"Give us this day our daily bread."  From the Lord's Prayer.

 

We are grateful, thankful, blessed!
 


Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands! 
Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into God's presence with singing! 
Know that the Lord is God!
It is he that made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! 
Give thanks to him, bless his name! 
For the Lord is good; 
his steadfast love endures for ever, 
and his faithfulness to all generations.

Psalm 100


Mary Baker Eddy asks us in Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures"Are we really grateful for the good already received? Then we shall avail ourselves of the blessings we have, and thus be fitted to receive more." 

From the chapter on Prayer in Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures.


"Gratitude is much more than a verbal expression of thanks. Action expresses more gratitude than speech."  Mary Baker Eddy

Attend a special service
on Thanksgiving Day!

 

Share your gratitude to God for his blessings in your life.
 

Kathy Box
2015-11-17 11:29 PM

I am grateful to be able to live in a country that allows me to practice Christianity.  I am also grateful to the Discoverer of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy.   Happy THANKS Giving!

Tina Johnson
2015-11-18 11:22 PM

I am grateful for all who support the church in its mission to bless all mankind.  I don't know what I would do without Christian Science and Jesus Christ!  Peace and love.  

Nelson
2015-11-19 4:29 PM

I'm grateful for all of the blessings that have come to our family this year, for Christian Science which keeps our thought focused on God, good, and for the peace and freedom we enjoy in our nation. 

KB
2015-11-19 4:52 PM

I especially appreciate the Thanksgiving service at Christian Science Churches on Thanksgiving Day.  I've been to interfaith Thanksgiving Services in our community, but as far as I know, the Church of Christ, Scientist is the only church that comes together on Thanksgiving Day to sing praises to God.  It's my favorite service of the year with family members and visitors joining in.

Sylvia
2015-11-19 7:14 PM

I am grateful  for all the good in my life.  I'm especially grateful to my father who introduced me to Christian Science.  I'm grateful to the service men and women who fight to keep our great country free so all can honor God freely.

Gail
2015-11-19 7:22 PM

I am grateful that I was introduced to Christian Science in college.  With the study of Christian Science as my rock, I have lived a healthy, happy life and raised two wonderful daughters who now have children of their own.  When problems in my life do arise, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy is right at my fingertips to guide me to a quick, harmonious solution.  I also love the Thanksgiving service in our Christian Science churches.

Carol Lawrence
2015-11-19 7:31 PM

The Bible tells us to be always thankful so our hearts open to more blessings. What a great way to think about gratitude! My thanks to our Father-Mother God; my parents, who express divine Love daily to all those around them; my boyfriend Lewis for his kindness, love & his dedication to feeding at least 28 hungry hummingbirds each day; my friends & sisters & all those at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Thousand Oaks for your warmth & inclusiveness. Love to you all!

Rachel
2015-11-19 7:49 PM

I am so grateful that Christian Science teaches that God is all good all the time and we have only to accept the blessings that God, Love is pouring forth. Trusting God's care has brought calm solutions in challenging times. Our family has been wonderfully protected and blessed. Looking forward to the Thanksgiving day service!

Allen Hart
2015-11-23 2:03 PM

I am grateful for the expressions of God's love and care that I witness on a dalily basis. Recently, my apartment building suffered an electrical fire, and there were multiple expressions of that love and care that night. For one thing, I am lucky enough to live a block away from a fire station, and sure enough, several fire fighters came over to my place in a few minutes, and put out the fire before it became a lot worse. Some of my neighbors also expressed God's love that night. One of them, walking past the building, asked me and my neighbors if we were all right, even shanking our hands as we were sitting outside. And another neighbor had us stay over at her place for the night, while things were calming down outside. I am very grateful for these expressions of God's love and gratitude, which abound everywhere, because that's where God is - everywhere!

Alice
2016-11-10 5:26 PM

Our family is grateful to have  met many challenges due to the study of ChristianScience. The posts on this website are a daily inspiritation and a constant reminder of GOD'S LOVE !

T Reed
2016-11-16 4:36 PM

Thank you, Prayer that Heals, for continuing to be an online inspiration for so many.  We are blessed to have our dedicated churches and members expressing God's love in our communities.  I'm forever grateful to Christ Jesus and his disciples, and Mary Baker Eddy who articulated their works in her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.

Sylvia
2016-11-16 5:20 PM

I am most grateful to be a student of Christian Science.  Christian Science gives me the foundation for my daily direction.  It teaches me that with God all things are possible.  Come join us for a beautiful Thanksgiving Service given in all Christian Science Churches.  You are blessed and loved!

Tynetta
2016-11-17 6:34 PM

To my Father Mother God!

It is with only gratitude, that I give thanks for the blessing of our new home.
After months of searching for approvals, God finally blessed us with our home.
I would also like to give thanks for the favor God has placed upon my family, in time of many troubles. With treatments from my mother; reading Science and Health with key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy; and affirmations, God has favored our family's desires and destiny.

Thank you
 

Cindy
2016-11-18 3:10 AM

This Thanksgiving I am so grateful for God's loving care of our community and for the great Truths given to us in the Bible. These truths are so important for our world to know that God created all men in the image and likeness of our maker.

Allen Hart
2016-11-18 4:31 PM

I am thankful that God fills our every needs all of the time. Even though we sometimes feel as though we are lacking, we are never really in a state of want or woe. That's because God's love always surrounds us.

Nelson
2016-11-19 6:52 PM

Here is my "Gratitude list," or a least a start.  I'm thankful to God for His constant love and protection, to Christ Jesus our wayshower, for Mary Baker Eddy who gave us Christian Science which helps us to understand Jesus' teachings, for all of the people at our local Christian Science Church for their loving support, for my wonderful family and friends that makes every day a joy, for all who are giving unselfishly to helping others here and around the world.  I pray for all who are governing our country and other countries around the globe.  May God's grace uplift and support them.

Kathy
2016-11-19 7:57 PM

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to reflect on the good in our lives. God is good! I’m so grateful for Christian Science because it has taught me to follow Christ Jesus' example and expect good from an all-loving God. 
 

Jared
2016-11-20 6:20 PM

I am very grateful to my Dad for gently guiding me toward the Bible and Christian Science in my early teens.  Dad is now 87 and he raked the leaves for 2 hours the other day, goes to the library throughout the week to study the financial markets, takes my Mom to work, goes grocery shopping, and is sharp as a tac.  It has been a great blessing to witness many healings in my family and seeing Divine Love meet every human need.  God's love has protected my sisters & brothers & I while performing construction work in areas ridden with gun violence for many years.  On a particular day, when I had become overwhelmed with daily shootings and seeing young children out on the streets and not in school, I witnessed a crossing guard buying ice cream for a group of about 10 children.  Upon witnessing that wonderful event, I embarked on a journey to develop a feature film that focuses on the vital importance of communities (not just blood relatives) providing opportunities and love to all God's children.  With Divine Mind's support, we hope to make this film a reality in 2017.  It has been an honor and pleasure witnessing the snowball of love gaining girth and speed as it rolls down the infinite mountain of Spirit, capturing and binding us all together.  Many blessings to all for all time.

Shirley
2016-11-23 11:22 AM

I am so grateful for Christian Science and all the blessings I have received as a result of prayer.  I'm grateful for a constant supply of work, friends, a home and family. I feel God abundantly supplying my every need.  I also appreciate the good I see expressed by others around the world and in my own church. I feel loved.

Jennifer
2016-11-24 1:36 AM

Thank you Mother Father God for your ever present Love and care, for being our strength, and for being our Shepherd leading us through life.  Thank you for my many blessings, especially my family and friends who reflect God's Love out to me and others.  Thank you Christ Jesus for your love, care, understanding, and for being our way-shower. Thank you Mary Baker Eddy for discovering Christian Science and helping us understand the Truth and the Life.  I am so thankful to my former Sunday School teachers for helping me understand Christian Science and how to apply it in life, so I have been able to overcome illusions such as epilepsy and metastatic cancer.  Thank you God for your everlasting  Love!

Carole WATIA
2017-04-28 6:06 AM

I am so thankful for Christian Science, for the teachings of Jesus Christ and for Mary Baker Eddy writing Science and Health. all these are blessing the world,as we live the Truth.

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