Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

1 Chronicles 16:34

I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.

Psalm 7:1

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

Psalm 107:1

Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 5:20

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:15-17

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

And there are so many more scriptures, and all of these scriptures are a reminder, to GIVE THANKS to God. A reminder to meditate on Him often and offer up praises of thanksgiving, no matter the circumstances. But, sometimes, life gets so busy with all its distractions that we forget to give thanks to God. 

But, not to worry, because God is good!

In the middle of the night I awake to give thanks to you.

Psalm 119:62

That’s how good God is, he will awaken us in the middle of the night, to afford us another opportunity to give Him thanks, where it’s just you and Him and no earthly distractions. Ever wondered why you wake up at 2am? Know you know – Because by His grace, God is giving you another opportunity to approach Him with thanksgiving.

Now with communion, we have the opportunity to be thankful, because with our communion elements we can give thanks, bless, and prophesy over ourselves.

We give thanks, because God offered His only son, as a sacrifice for us, so that we should not perish, but have eternal life. That’s how good God is, he did what needed to be done, for OUR sake. And, because of the cross, we have so much to be thankful for, because by the grace of God, we get to experience His goodness and His eternal love manifesting through miracles, signs and wonders, into our everyday lives, as we claim the benefits of the cross.

Then we bless the cup of blessings and the communion elements before we partake. Paul in 1 Corinthians 10:16, says,

The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

Then we partake and prophesy every benefit the bible says we have access to because of Jesus’ sacrifice for us. When we take communion and PROCLAIM the Lord’s death, burial and resurrection, we are PROPHESYING over ourselves the message of the cross AND ALL the benefits the bible says we receive that are attached to that sacrificial and redemptive act, until He returns again.

For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.

1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Let’s get our communion elements ready. Then we can pray and partake.


Lord, we come before you today to give you thanks. We are so grateful for your goodness, your mercy, and your grace. We are thankful for your love, which endures forever. 

We thank you for your many blessings. We thank you for our homes, our families, our friends, and our health. We thank you for the food on our tables and the clothes on our backs. We thank you for giving us life and breath and all good things. 

We are especially thankful for your Son, Jesus. Thank you that he came to earth to save us from our sins. Thank you that he died on the cross and rose again from the dead. Thank you that he is now seated at your right hand, interceding for us.

Lord Jesus, thank you for all you have done for us on the cross. Thank you for the life-union we have with you. Lord Jesus, we come before you with our communion elements, and we BLESS this bread with what You say it is. LIFE. Jesus, we bless this bread with Your RESURRECTION POWER. We bless this bread with HEALING. We bless this bread with WHOLENESS.

Lord Jesus, we take these elements and we remember your death, burial, and resurrection. We remember that YOU pardon our inequities, YOU heal our sickness and pain, YOU deliver our lives from the pit, YOU crown our lives with loving kindness, YOU satisfy us with a FULL LIFE, YOU are our SHIELD OF PROTECTION when the enemy rises against us, and YOU renew our youth like that of the eagle. So we bless these elements with ALL of the benefits you say I will enjoy through the fullness of your salvation. As we take this into our bodies, release healing Lord Jesus, restore our souls, restore our strength, restore our bones, restore our mental sharpness, restore our joy, restore our youth like your Word says to that of an eagle. I attach my faith and believe that this is a spiritual transaction that brings healing in my body, wholeness to my soul, and will renew my youth and renew my strength like that of an eagle.

We bless our families and PROPHESY their God ordained destinies in the mighty name of Jesus. We release the resurrection power of Jesus over our spouses, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and a thousand generations still to come through the coming ages, and we PROPHESY JESUS as the cornerstone in every single one’s lives.

You said Lord, that he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him. So we THANK YOU for your sacrifice, and release this blessing NOW, in power, as we partake of this communion, and we will see the fulfillment of the goodness of God in our lives through powerful miracles, mighty signs and amazing astonishing wonders in the mighty name of Jesus. AMEN

Let us partake.

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