So my husband’s cousin posted this on Facebook after hearing it in a Relief Society lesson a few months ago and I put it on my list of ideas to blog about immediately. I finally feel like I can do it the best justice I can. (I will refrain from citing the source to protect anonymity, but I do have it)
What if you woke up today with what you thanked God for yesterday?
Although I try to cover my bases in expressing my gratitude during my prayers, I know I am often lacking, both in saying my prayers and in giving thanks during them. I know I will never forget Elder Bednar’s talk, Ask In Faith from the April 2008 General Conference where he shared the story of praying and asking for nothing, but only expressing gratitude.
I have tried that a (very) few times since I heard that talk and I have often wondered if Pret even noticed. I know they have been some powerful prayers for me.
If I woke up tomorrow only having what I was grateful for when I prayed with our daughter tonight, Pret and I would have a job (including Pret’s new promotion–yeah!), we would still have family and friends, President Monson would be leading a bunch of missionaries around, but most especially, I would have a Savior who knows I love Him and am grateful for Him. I may not have a house, a car, my health, food (I don’t know that I asked a single blessing over food today), or anything else, though.
What would you have?