We can become so focused on and consumed with praying to God for what we want that we neglect to thank God for what we have.
I have fallen into this far, far too many times over the years.
Praying to God is to be a vital part of the life of a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. But just as vital is praising the Lord and expressing our thanksgiving to Him concerning what we already have.
Let us pray to God! Let us praise God! Let us give thanks to God! On an ongoing basis!
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NKJV
“Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.” Hebrews 13:15 NKJV