Thanksgiving Day approaches we remember the words of Spurgeon:“Carry your desires to the Lord of your life, the guardian of your soul. Go to Him with two portions of prayer and one of fragrant praise. Do not pray doubtfully but thankfully. Consider that you have your petitions, and therefore thank God for His grace. He is giving you grace; give Him thanks, Hide nothing. Allow no want to lie rankling in your bosom; “make known your requests.” Run not to man. Go only to your God, the Father of Jesus, who loves you in Him. This shall bring you God’s own peace. You shall not be able to understand the peace which you shall enjoy. It will enfold you in its infinite embrace. Heart and mind through Christ Jesus shall be steeped in a sea of rest. Come life or death, poverty, pain, slander, you shall dwell in Jesus above every rolling wind or darkening cloud. Will you not obey this dear command? Yes, Lord, I do believe thee; but, I beseech thee, help mine unbelief.”
(taken from http://www.goodmorninggirls.org)
Philippians:4-8 says to do these things:
1.) Rejoice in the Lord always.“Just think, you’re here not by chance, but by God’s choosing. His hand formed you and made you the person you are. He compares you to no one else, you are one-of-a-kind. You lack nothing that His grace can’t give you. He has allowed you to be here at this time in history to fulfill His special purpose for this generation.” -Roy Lessin
2.) Be gentle and have a calm spirit.
3.) Remember the Lord is near.
4.) Do not worry – about anything!
5.) Pray –about everything!
6.) When we pray – pray with a heart of thanksgiving.
7.) Control our thoughts – think holy thoughts.
And then we will receive the promise of verse 9:
“And the God of peace will be with you.”