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Grateful for Special People

First, Seek Him...

Around the holidays, we gather with people that we love and appreciate. What a great time to not just be with them but to thank God and pray for them! This week, stop to consider all the people He has blessed you with and uplift them in prayer!

...Then Speak Him

As you pray for those people in your life who have made you matter, carry on the conversation with those who matter to you. Talk about who has loved you, blessed you, helped you, taken care of you. Pray for and encourage them together!

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Ephesians 1:16
“I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.”


God, what are you saying to me through this Scripture?
God has placed people in our lives who love us, encourage us and help us. We want to be grateful for these special ones when they come to mind. Not just that, we want to pray for them as we think about them! ~ Who are some of the special people God has placed in your life? Share a meaningful story about one or two of them…


God, why does this matter?
One of the best ways God shows His goodness to us is through the people who are His hands and feet in our lives. We don’t want to take them for granted! We want to thank God and pray for them, so that they are blessed just like they have been a blessing to us! ~ How often do you stop to “remember” and think about those who have made you matter? Do you ever intentionally pray for them?


God, What Else Does Your Word Say About This?
In many of Paul’s letters to his friends, he told them how much he appreciated and prayed for them. To his friends in Philippi he wrote, “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy” (Philippians 1:3-4 ESV). To the Thessalonian church he wrote, “Grace to you and peace. We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers” (1 Thessalonians 1:2 ESV). And, to his friend Philemon, Paul wrote, “I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers” (Philemon 1:4). Paul’s example can inspire us to both thank God for our special people and pray for them! ~ Who is someone in your life that you love and can pray for right now?


God, How do you want me to respond to this truth?
We can worship God by thanking Him for the special people in our lives, then we can turn around and love on them, pray for them and encourage them! ~ Let’s write some encouragement cards to the people we love! This would be a great gift to them to know how much they mean to us!
Ephesians 1:16
“I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.”

A Family Blessing

A Blessing from this Lesson to Speak over Those God has Entrusted to You!

I do, for sure, “thank my God in all my remembrance of you.” You are one of His great gifts in my life, and I am praying for you, that you will become all that God has created and called you to be. In Jesus’ Name, amen!

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