Some Quotes on Giving Thanks

It seems appropriate this month, the month in which Thanksgiving falls, to include some quotes on giving thanks.  So here goes:

“If our hearts were tuned to praise, we should see causes unnumbered, which we had never seen before, for thanking God.  Thanksgiving is spoken of as a ‘sacrifice well pleasing unto God.’  It is a far higher offering than prayer.  When we pray, we ask for things which we want;  or we tell our sorrows.  We pray, in order to bring down blessings upon ourselves;  we praise, because our hearts overflow with love to God, and we must speak it out to Him.  It flows our of pure love, and them the love goes back to our hearts, and warms the anew, and revives and quickens them.”

Priscilla Maurice

 

“Learn the lesson of thanksgiving.  It is due to God, it is due to ourselves.  Thanksgiving for the past makes us trustful in the present, and hopeful for the future.  What He has done is a pledge of what He will do.”

A. C. A. Hall

 

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