1 Thessalonians 5:16-18(New International Version)
16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18(New Living Translation)
16 Always be joyful. 17 Never stop praying. 18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
It is good to approach God with a thankful heart. Can you imagine where you would be without Him? Through Jesus Christ, He has identified personally with us, and He has accepted us with our sins, faults and all. It is hard for us to get along and be accepted with each other, and here is the Creator of the universe reaching down and taking us just as we are.
His desire is that in turn for the love that He shows us that we at least are thankful for what He has done for us. He wants us to have an attitude of thanksgiving, which in turn will give us a joyful heart. Our prayer needs to be one that connects with Him and gives Him all the glory, praise and honor He deserves. Praise God for His faithfulness!