Praying With Jesus: A.C.T.S.
The third part of A.C.T.S. is T for thanksgiving. Is giving thanks a natural part of your prayer life? Sometimes kids need to be reminded to say thank you. This acrostic also reminds us to say thank you in our prayers. Some days it is easy. Right now I am in Big Pine Key in the Florida Keys with the 7th grade. We are on a beautiful peninsula surrounded by perfectly clear blue-green water. The temperature is 76 with a light breeze. The only drawback is in 5 minutes I have to jump into the cold 72-degree water to prove I can swim. I can say prayers of thanks here but on tough days it is not easy. It is important to say thanks because it puts in perspective our issues and problems.
Dear Lord, thank you for perfect days. Thank you for loving families. Thank you for the excitement of teenagers. Thank you for the certainty of grace in Jesus and the cross.