Day 5

Day 5 | Thanking In Prayer


Your Call To Act (C.T.A.) today is:

  • Write down 5 things for which you are thankful.
  • Thank God for them for 5-minutes in prayer

When you're done, comment below and tell everyone about one thing you for which you are thankful. It may help stir the thoughts of other men out there who feel stuck.


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469 thoughts on “Day 5

  1. Michael Vandermeer says:

    I am thankful for my wife and three children. Thankful we are all healthy!

  2. Gary Wildermuth says:

    I am thankful for a Savior and Good Shepherd that carries his sheep who are laboring and are heavy laden. I am also thankful that HE gives us rest as we navigate the fiery trials and storms of life!! Matt 11:28-30.

  3. Brett L says:

    I am thankful to God for his love and provision.

    I am thankful for my wife and kids

  4. Jim Kramer says:

    I am thankful for the wife had for me. We have been together for 58 years and I am better because of her

  5. Don says:

    Well I thought this was gonna be easy, giving thanks is daily and frequent prayer, but being specific is harder. Led to many productive thoughts.
    Of course Jesus taking my sin to the cross the greatest need to be thankful, but for my example prayer of thanks is for pastor Kevin’s leadership.

  6. Kevin Lautar says:

    I am thankful for God’s mercy. I don’t deserve it and knowing that He extends it anyway is overwhelming!

    • Gary Wildermuth says:

      I see you here brother!!! I am thankful for you as the pastor of my church and my FRIEND!!

  7. Clifford C says:

    I’m thankful for relationships. Family, (biological and spiritual), friendship, brotherhood (mens group).

  8. Tony C says:

    I am thankful for the opportunities I’ve been given to read and learn the words and teachings of Jesus. It helps me in every aspect of life here on earth. Amen

  9. Jim says:

    I am thankful for 3 of my brothers in Christ, Mike, Keith and Dan and there commitment to helping me to be a better man.

  10. Robert Wales says:

    It is amazing how much you can be thankful for with a small amount of reflection.Salvation was the first thing I listed and prayed for and about.My new relationship is second and as I have hought of my heart things I realized I have not been praying for my children there situations or friends so I’m gonna try to get more in the habit of doing that

  11. Chris says:

    Today one of the things I am thankful for is my small group that I meet with on Mondays. This a group of men that we study the Bible. We are in the Book of John right now , and every Monday I have my batteries charged by going and meeting with these fellas. Thank you God!!!

  12. Gregory Whittet says:

    Being part of Gods family
    My Family (Wife and 2 kiddos)
    Skillsets and Abilities God has given me

  13. Lawson says:

    I am thankful for the people who surround me. Whether it is family or friends, God has blessed me with loving people.

  14. Caleb says:

    I’m thankful for my amazing family, that through the years, we have built up strong, God centered relationships

  15. Jon DeHeer says:

    I’m thankful that I no longer suffer from the health issues I had a year ago

  16. James Shadden says:

    I am grateful that today I am able to speak the words that “I AM A CHILD OF GOD ” there was a time when I was not able to physically able to utter these words. Today I am able to speak them boldly.

  17. Richard says:

    Healing for family members from Covid
    That He gave me the skill needed to repair my hot water heater without calamity. GOD IS AWESOME!!

  18. Adam Reilly says:

    One of the things on my list for thanksgiving is my wife. While this may seem like a cop-out answer, it really is something I have been thanking God for lately. Since May of 2019, I have been in graduate school as I prepare for ministry as a Chaplain in the Army Reserve. This has meant long nights working on homework as she took care of the house and kids. I wouldn’t be able to do what I am preparing to do.

  19. Bob says:

    My wife she’s always there for me even when I’m grumpy sad happy joyful she’s always there beside me

  20. Mike Welch says:

    I’m thankful for Eagle Brook church, my opportunity to be involved in youth ministries, and my small group, all of which have made me examine my walk with Jesus, study God’s word, and have God honoring people to do life with.

  21. Ryan Kernan says:

    Many things in life I can thank God for both past and present. One I would like to share with you all is about my daughter. Almost 10 years ago she came into this world at 26 weeks gestation. Born at 2pound 5 ounce she was given less than 5% chance of survival. I look back now and although I didn’t really understand I am certain I now that I can thank God that we will celebrate our daughters 10th birthday son.
    Thank you lord for seeing my daughter through her early struggles and blessing us with her beautiful (and sometimes a handful) personality. Her heart is filled with so much love.

  22. Allan says:

    I am thankful that my business is still in business, and that through it, I have the opportunity to touch and changes lives.

  23. Ken Winegarden says:

    God, I thank you for everything as it all comes from you. I give you all the praise & glory. Where would I be without you. Blessings

  24. Toby Breaux says:

    I am thankful for his love. He hands me his love every single day. He chooses to love me.

  25. Eric says:

    Thankful is my easiest. Yesterday’s confessing is not always easy for me to remember and bring up.
    So thankful for God giving me strength to get thru the thought events, especially past job losses and moves.

    • Ryan DeZwarte says:

      I am thankful for my family, specifically my kids. We have been really trying to encourage our children to give thanks for one thing every time they pray. We have also been trying to be thankful when we pray with our children when our prayers are answered. This was very timely for me.

  26. Ryan Volk says:

    I’m thankful for my salvation. Without it I wouldn’t have some of the other things I’m thankful for or I would be unable to fully appreciate them

  27. sandy says:

    thankful for a wife who is walking my cancer journey with me. I know it is hard on her, but she is there for me. She is a Godly woman.

  28. Bob McCrossen says:

    Being thankful to have God in my life, for what he has done and what lies ahead.

  29. John Williams says:

    So much to be thankful for! Again reflecting on blessings in each of the 5 F areas help me remember so many blessings that God has brought into my life especially a healthy, loving eternal, abundant relationship with Him, His Son, and His Holy Spirit.

  30. Joel says:

    I’m grateful for my Wanda. She is truly a gift from God! She and her boys and grandchildren and extended family especially Diane and the Neals have become the center of my life!

  31. Don Neal says:

    I am thankful for God’s provision of: my wife of almost 39 years; my three daughters; jobs and meaningful careers; income; a comfortable and affordable home; food to eat; safety; and for God continuing to pursue me, even though I don’t deserve His blessings.

  32. Michael J Herrera says:

    I am thankful for my wife and how Loves God , Loves Me, and Love Others.

  33. Rusty Moore says:

    Lord, thanks so much for preparing me for a stronger faith. Thanks for the opportunities (health issues stage iv lung cancer, money issues over extended, marriage issues, porn addiction , roaming eye etc) in my life to challenge and grow my faith. Because of these things and not getting anywhere with me trying to fix then I decided to go all in with you and let you handle them. Lung cancer at bay, marriage is better than ever and my faith is stronger than ever and I have the best relationship with God that I have ever had.

  34. René says:

    The most grateful thing from my God is salvation. It brings me the greatest peace I can imagine in my mind. Not knowing what anything meant in my life for the first 54 years before I was saved produced untold distress. Now peace reigns supreme in this chaotic world.

  35. Carl Nowicki II says:

    I’m thankful for a lot today and everyday but I’m thankful my families health in these uncertain times.

  36. Jerry says:

    One thing for which I’m thankful is my relative good health (although I do have several of the aches and pains of a 70 year old man). I’m thankful that I am healthy enough to do yard work and travel to visit family and friends and participate in ministry opportunities that God has presented to me.

  37. Paul says:

    Thanked God for this great day and being a part of my life. I am very thankful where God has led me during my retirement for the past 18 months. It has been a true blessing for me to see where He has led me. He has blessed me in many ways. God is good!

  38. Rusty Moore says:

    My health. To have stage 4 lung cancer and to look and feel as healthy as I do. I have had not to do chemo or radiation. I take a targeted chemo medicine. I was given 6-8 months to live and here I am 20 months into this journey.

  39. Mike says:

    I thank God for his guardian angels of mercy around my family each morning for the day that he has given us. 😁

  40. Ben Butler says:

    3 young daughters who are “catching” faith in Christ through my wife and I, through Bible Study Fellowship, and our local church family

  41. Santiago Sanchez Jr says:

    Thank you Vince for that suggestion the focus of my gratefulness centered around His presence and guidance…Santiago

  42. Terry says:

    I’m thankful for my daughter and for the opportunity we had to share a dad-daughter date night recently, getting to know each other better, laughing, and enjoying life together over a simple meal.

  43. Kurt says:

    I’m thankful for the 5 F’s. I mean I truly am thankful for my faith,for my family, for my friends, my finances,and my fitness (which I’m currently 25 lbs. away from achieving, lol ).

  44. Kevin says:

    When I think if something I am thankful for, i selfishly and immediately think of Gods beautiful nature. I cannot think of anything better than getting up early and going to catch fish with friends and family. Even if it’s cold out and I forgot my coffee, theres no place I’d rather be. Thank you God for creating such a beautiful nature!

  45. Robert B Hammes says:

    1. Family, both blood and spiritual.
    2. Health, for my kids, wife, and I.
    3. Financial freedom and house.
    4. All the sins and addictions the Lord has taken from me.
    5. Career.

  46. Jeremy says:

    I am grateful for:
    Better Health and the opportunity to change the state of my health.

  47. John says:

    I am thankful for my wonderful family, that we are growing in faith together and thankful that we will continue to grow in faith as a family!

  48. Tracy says:

    I am very grateful to God for my spouse. I don’t like to think about the type of man I would be without her in my life. She has helped me in my faith life and having a family of my own. I am so blessed.

  49. Richard Fraser says:

    I am thank for God’s grace
    I am thankful that I am adopted into God’s family

  50. Spencer says:

    Finding out about this ministry through my church where a men’s group is starting and going to be going through Foundations and building from there. This is what I so needed right now in my life and to know I am NOT ALONE out there as a man.

  51. Scott Lokey says:

    The one thing I find I am most thankful for, is the people God has surrounded me with.

  52. Cory says:

    I’m thankful for my 5 F’s. Family, faith, fitness, friends and finances. Specifically my father who recently moved in with me. We have not always been close and sometimes argumentative. We’ve been closer over the last year or two, but still pretty distant. He’s not in the greatest of health so hopefully this is an opportunity to reconcile and reconnect.

  53. Thaddeus Kennedy says:

    One of the things that I am thankful for is the growth that is happening within my marriage over this past year regarding communication. It has been amazing to see the work that God has been doing to help me open up more with my wife concerning things and her as well.

  54. Peter Byerly says:

    Thankful for breath in my lungs, a Loving God, faithful beautiful wife, wonderful kids and Gods provision.

  55. John McBride says:

    I’m thankful for my mom finding strength to over come your drug problem and to be out of rehab and celebrate one year as she continues to soar and be the mother God has created her to be!

  56. Jake says:

    I am thankful for my health. I have a healthy body and and blessed to be free of illness.

  57. Ken Smith says:

    I am thankful for God’s grace that we have through Jesus Christ. I would be lost without him.

  58. Charles says:

    Thank You Lord for 2 children to raise. Though filled with many challenges, raising children has to be the most precious of all things we can experience on this earth.

  59. JAMES DELGADO says:

    Thank you God, for the salvation of my soul, totally by Your Grace (undeserved);
    For the Mercy You give me, every day.
    For allowing me to see another day when many did NOT wake up today.
    I Thank you for Vince and what he had to go thru
    to be where he is today.
    Because of Your Great Love – Here I am LORD. I Am ALL-IN For You and for your Glory.

  60. adam mather says:

    mercy grace my wife and daughter. my job and the opportunity to serve everyday

  61. Thomas Sells says:

    I am so thankful family, friends and a good support group. I am able to get advice, mentoring and encouragement as I take on the challenges of life. God has been so gracious in providing all the basics and that is all I need!

  62. Ariel Perez says:

    It’s funny because the challenge was to spend 5 minutes thanking God, but there’s something about expressing gratitude to the Lord that you get immersed in. I am thankful to God for His tender mercies I see daily as He has completely restored my marriage of close to 10 years. We were at the brink of divorce, but then I become furious in my faith and God hit Satanas with a quick 1-2. God is good!

  63. Janic Maysonet says:

    Something that I am thankful for is my family. Now I know that sounds cliche, but the way I think about it is that God would trust me enough to raise one of his children and to love and protect his daughter. To be a father and a husband is a privilege that God bestows upon us. I am great full.

  64. Christopher Soto says:

    I’m thankful for Shepard’s Table. By far a group of men that are some of my closest friends. I’m thankful to be able to do ministry with them and grow with them.


    Thankful that no matter where I’m at that God finds a way to draw you back to Him.

  66. Kevin V says:

    I am so thankful for God’s love, mercy and grace. He shows me every day, in new ways how much He loves me. I have been blessed with a wonderful, Christian wife and three awesome boys. I don’t deserve any of these things – I sin far too often and make a regular mess of things on my own. God has helped me learn that His love overcomes all of my shortfalls. I simply need to trust in Him. Thank you Jesus!!

  67. Rob says:

    Thankful for the unseen ways God is working around and through me to accomplish His will.

  68. Greg says:

    Thankful for breath- simplicity of life, for family and brothers, for dear friends, for A Loving- triune God, who listens to our prayers, and increasing awareness that i am NEVER truly alone any more because He is with me. Praise and thanks are two things that God cannot do for us. We must do, and what a privilege it is!!!

  69. Ian Robert says:

    I thank God for the presence of parents in my life.Not just biological parents but I’ve had people in my life who have carried me under their wing in various fields of life.

  70. Zach says:

    My first thoughts were to family, my job and my health. I did pray for those, but then when I went deeper I realized I was most thankful for my salvation and God’s sovereignty. Through Jesus (my salvation) I am now a child of God. I am a child of a God who is all powerful and all knowing. He is in control of everything. I am so thankful for that.

  71. Don says:

    While I suffer from several medical issues, I am thankful that God has led me to people who can help with some of them. I am thankful for the nearly debilitating back issues I suffer from. It has given me more time to be able to reach out to my brothers and sisters in Christ to encourage them, to lift up their needs in prayer to God and to let them know they are not alone.

  72. Scott Van Dale says:

    I am especially thankful today for God’s perfect timing. He has recently brought about some events in my life that have made me realize that he has a plan for all of us, and that we don’t always have to understand why sometimes he makes us wait for things we may not want to wait for.

  73. Todd says:

    I’m very thankful for my relationship with my kids, particularly with my step-daughter right now, especially in light of the passing of her Mom.

  74. Don Hughes says:

    was a little of out sink today…but stopped at noon and did Day 5…
    thankful for Peace in my life…knowing that my salvation is secure because of my Savior’s sacrifice!

  75. Eddie says:

    HOW God has changed my life, for the better, since I rededicated my life to Him in the past 5-6 years. I still struggle with lust and anger issues, but they are no longer DEFINING characteristics of my personality, they are as they should have been in the first place, out of place and rare occurrences.

  76. David Carmon says:

    I am thankful for my salvation, my faith, roof over my head, food on my table, be able to go to church freely.

  77. Troy Thielen says:

    I am thankful to God for sending his son Jesus to earth so we can be saved from our sinful existence.

  78. Pat says:

    I thank God for giving me the blessing of the Holy Spirit and for giving me the gift of sight…to see Him and His lovely words, works, and will. Thank you Lord Jesus Christ!

  79. Caleb says:

    I’m thankful for God’s in divided attention. No matter when or where I need to talk to him he’s listening.

  80. Seare says:

    I’m Thankful for the great salvation that God made for me. And the daily shepherding that he guides me through his words

  81. Scotty B. says:

    That my (addicted to fashion) daughter is showing more interest in spiritual things.

  82. Dan says:

    Thankful for God’s provision. Seek Him first in all things- He will take care of you.

  83. Justin harbers says:

    I’m thankful for supportive family and friends I can talk to about my faith.

  84. Chris says:

    Men to disciple, couples to counsel, and friendship provide accountability both ways.

  85. Pat says:

    I am thankful for my wife Kelli. She is amazing and am so thankful for our friendship as we go into this empty nester stage of life.

    • George says:

      I’m there but remember it is not an empty nest but a more roomy nest! We are staying in our nest! (Plus we are blessed to gave 3 granddaughters that visit our nest!)

  86. Jim says:

    Hello Guy’s, Like many of you there is so much to give thanks for, My thankfulness to the Lord reigns as number 1. it fulfills , or causes the other four points I had written down to be possible.

  87. Robert Ordóñez says:

    I’m truly grateful for students who express gratitude for what they receive at Southern, and not just from me. I got a brief but poignant reply to an email last night that reminded me that this is NOT a generation of entitled, ungrateful young people, as the stereotype claims. There are many who are aware of the privilege it is to be here, and they inspire and challenge me to remember that it’s also a privilege for me to be part of this learning community.

    • Robert Ordóñez says:

      I also noticed that I struggled with making all my gratitude items performance-based: “I’m so thankful that I got THIS done and completed THAT and didn’t fall into this OTHER pitfall, blah, blah, blah.” This is an opportunity for me to focus on what God has done, and acknowledge that even what I seem to have done is only possible because of Him. Man, self rears its ugly head every chance it gets, huh?!

  88. LAVON C LAMBERTY says:

    So thankful for my son-in-law and for God’s promises in His holy word that He will protect and preserve His servants.

  89. BK says:

    I’m thankful for turning over 246k miles on my truck and it’s running great. Thankful for God’s good and faithful provision in all things.

  90. Kris says:

    My wife and children and his wisdom to become the man of God they need me to be.

  91. Mike says:


    I am thankful for my Daughter’s ability to now hear sound, through her cochlear implants

  92. Zak says:

    Grateful for the gift of salvation and God’s grace, I shudder to think where I would be were it not for God…

  93. Ted says:

    Hello everyone and I can honestly say I am thankful for all of you.
    I am REALLY thankful for this challenge! I am uplifted by the challenge but more from you guys have shared and I know I am not alone!

  94. James O'Brien says:

    I am thankful for my family that God has for me. I pray that our actions may glorify God’s name with praise.

  95. ADAM KRUMRIE says:

    I am thankful for so much! God has blessed me with an amazing wife and kids. I’m so thankful for the relationship I have with them. I have a job that is a joy. I’m thankful for what Jesus did on the cross. That has given me and all who trust in HIM, eternity, life, joy, hope, peace and forgiveness.

  96. Scott says:

    family/ friends, salvation, health, job/employment, a warm home for a place to gather, eat sleep and relax.

  97. TJ says:

    It was easy to think of things for which I am thankful, but it was difficult to narrow down 5 -specific- things. There are some obvious things, and some not-so-obvious. There was an honorable mention that I was obliged to throw in there as a “bonus 6th,” but immediately, at the top of my list, secular list though it may be, is my mother. Specifically her, among my entire family. She may not REALLY understand what I have been going through (unfortunately I am stubborn in insisting that she cannot), but she certainly is trying, and every now and again, she actually breaks through. May God continue to bless her in the odd ways He does…

  98. Walter says:

    Grateful for another day, grateful for my health, grateful for my wife, grateful for my job and the opportunity to be a blessing to others, grateful for JESUS!!

  99. Tony Vornberger says:

    So many things to be thankful for that picking just one is so hard. Being able to serve in ministry as Ranch Director is where God is growing me the most.

  100. Steve says:

    I am so very grateful for having a business that is ministry driven. My wife who is my closest friend, and I are able to partner on this together. It’s an amazing gift from the Lord.

  101. Rolin says:

    I am thankful, eternally thankful to God, Jesus for my salvation and the blessing I receive from Jesus, Holy Spirit daily.

  102. Cory Bullock says:

    This one is tough because as a father and husband the immediate obvious would be that so besides those very important two things that I am thankful for, I am thankful for the strong men in my life that have helped me through this difficult walk called a pure Christian Faith. Without them mentoring and pushing me to seek my relationship with our Heavenly Father and to find best practices to better my daily sin struggles, I would be truly lost. Vince, you are one of these men and I am forever grateful!

  103. Will Standfest says:

    I am thankful for my son getting the support he needs at school. Thank you for good teachers who care.

  104. Paul Leininger says:

    I am thankful for God’s faithfulness. 2019 has been a year of restoration for me which he spoke over me in January 2019. The restoration continues!

  105. Mike says:

    I am thankful for health and strength to do the work I have been blessed with this last week, cleaning snow off of roofs and driveways.

  106. Brandon says:

    One thing I’m thankful for is my wife. She is my rock, she loves Jesus, encourages me, she’s selfless, hardworking, caring, joyful, loving, intelligent, beautiful, and an amazing mother to our girls

  107. Darwyn Sprik says:

    I am thankful for a deeper relationship with Jesus this past year – lead by committing to morning devotion and prayer time each morning. Thankful that this has made me a better husband, father and business owner.

  108. Ronald Petersen says:

    I am thankful for Patrick who forwarded me this challenge email (day 5) that I did not receive.

  109. AZ says:

    I’m thankful for a Praying Mother!! It’s my mom that first drew the line in the sand against the enemy and said “NO MORE DEVIL”…the curse stops here. This doesn’t mean we’re perfect and all is peaches and oranges, but the course of our family has changed forever. Through her dedication, persistence, and sacrifice, the generations of our family will grow more and more for God!

  110. Duane says:

    I’m thankful for God’s faithfulness toward my 3 adult children. Even though there’s no evidence that they follow Christ, He’s still kept them from many dangers.

  111. Les Silliman says:

    Good morning. Day 5 activity has brought me to a time of expressing thankfulness for many things. The one I will share is thanksgiving for. My life partner.

  112. Bryce says:

    I am thankful for a healthy and joyful home. I am thankful that this home is a place where I love to be. It is a place where I have refuge and can gain strength from the weary world.

  113. Michael Johnson says:

    One that I wrote down was time. I have been given an unusual amount of time most of the last 2 years which has allowed me to grow in deeper in friendships, ministry, business endeavors and discipleship. I don’t know that I really realized before how much “time” has been a gift lately.

  114. Ruben Garcia says:

    A second chance at loving someone after my first wife passed away after 30+ years of marriage. I remarried after 5 hears of widowhood and has been amazing and looking forward to what God has planned.

  115. John says:

    I am thankful for my Band of Brothers group at my church. It is such a blessing to find a group of men I can connect with and learn from every Friday morning.

  116. Michael Pechar says:

    I am thankful for my church family that continue to push me in my faith while loving and supporting me.

  117. Bert says:

    I am thankful for my Christian wife and the blessing she is to me and our family. She is a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.

  118. Mike B says:

    So thankful for my wife Kelly. She is super engaged at home and with helping our very needy middle school girls. I’m also thankful Kelly started a Bible plan to go through together (Bible in a year) and invited many others to join. My walk with God is growing because of Kelly’s initiative in this area.

  119. Richard says:

    Lord, thank you for my wife! She grinds it out every day for our family and I don’t thank You enough for her!

  120. David says:

    I think I forgot to comment this morning. I am most thankful for my wife and how supportive she is. She is exactly the woman God knew I would need.

  121. Jim Crutchmer says:

    I’m thankful that God, working through my surgeon, healed me of prostate cancer 5 years ago on Feb-17 and I can give other guys hope and guidance who are going through the same thing.

  122. Andy says:

    Thankful for my friend who is more like a brother. I’ve helped him through hard times and he’s returned the favor now that I’m in a bit of a financial pinch due to an injury.

  123. Nate Hill says:

    I look back over my life, and like everyone, there has been several valleys and deserts. The most important thing I am thankful for is going through difficult times in my life and able to express my deepest feelings to Him, thankful, for my wife, my parents, kids and grandkids and how He shaped me for Himself. I don’t always see the purpose behind the trials, but I am thankful that He always has my best interest at heart, that He loves me enough to die for me, that He dances over me, though sometimes I wonder why.

    I am thankful for the many gifts He has given me & the vision to see it is all Him. I thank Him that He gave me the desire to walk with Him and live for Him. I am thankful for my Christian family and those that are honest enough to live in their humanity and not ashamed to show it, because they are living out His grace.

    Even though we are going through rough times, I am pleased to know I can still pause Him, knowing He always holds to His Word.

    To Jesus, be the glory

  124. Scott Halverson says:

    I am thankful for living in the United States. I call it the modern day land of milk and honey. Even the poorest of people are overweight and probably have a cell phone. Given the current uprising in Iran I am very thankful we can opening share our faith in Christ.

  125. Gary says:

    I have so many blessings, that I could thank God for a full day for all of them. Life is not perfect of course, but it is good!

  126. Andy Engen says:

    This may Sean a bit cliche, but I really am thankful for my family and friends. Can’t forget health. My family and good friends are on of God’s greatest gifts. God has blessed me with with the ability to love and be loved, and that I thank him.

  127. Hugh Prichard says:

    I am thankful for the freedom God has given us to worship Him openly and fully.

  128. Jason says:

    Fasting this week reminds me how thankful I am to have access and means to healthy food.

  129. Isaiah says:

    I’m thankful for a healthy relationship with my Dad, who helps to push me to a better relationship with God.

  130. Al Comptois says:

    I’m thankful for thru Christ I have forgiven my farther for abandoning us when we were kids. Not ever knowing the man I am named after. The anger and anxieties this has created in me over in the years is gone ! I look forward to meeting him someday in heaven

    • TJ says:

      Wow, Al…this really hit me with some power. Whereas I never experienced that type of abandonment, I have this anxiety and fear of loss and failure, and I worry about letting down people who trust and even might rely on me. Your last sentence is a light and delicious icing on a pretty hefty cake that is difficult to digest. May I grow in my forgiveness.

  131. Brainard says:

    One thing that I am thankful for, my wife Donna. She is a proverbs 31 woman, no doubt. She loves me in spite of all my failures, often repeated failures. She holds me up in prayer and she holds my hand. She provided a meal made with her main ingredient always, LOVE. She nurtured 2 children to adulthood, and is the greatest Grandma to 4. She believes in me when I don’t believe in myself and she always finds a way to leave a good lasting impression to everyone she meets. She is my Heaven on Earth, and I want only God’s best for her.

  132. Joe says:

    I’m thankful for good health. I’m 63 y/o and i’ve NEVER been sick and had to go into the hospital.No medications and i can’t tell you how long it’s been sick i’ve been sick. So i’m very grateful to God for health..

  133. Ben says:

    I’m thankful for my parents, and The numerous witnesses Of faith that I had growing up. The examples that modeled for me and my siblings faith and the importance of fellowship with Christ and other Believers .

  134. Dan Cloutier says:

    I’m thankful for God’s working behind the scenes, and the comfort/reassurance that brings.

  135. Gary says:

    The one thing that I am thankful for is loving parents who support me in what I do and not afraid to direct me in the right way to go.

  136. gary says:

    i am so blessed to be alive to enjoy my family,life and freedom. i was told by very fine drs several times that my outlook was bleak at best but GOD..but GOD. i was declared an enemy of north korea and survived. im am one blessed old man. i raise my halaluah

  137. Gavin says:

    I am thankful for my wife, daughter and friends that keep me grounded, pushing deeper with Jesus and helping me choose a relationship with Christ. I’m blessed with a community of people that are encouraging me often.

  138. Jacob says:

    Many a time I’m resentful of myself because of the bad choices I made in life, that I don’t have a wife, or even a girlfriend let alone a wife. But I can be thankful for the fact that I have not lost any important body parts, that I’m not physically handicapped, deformed or maimed. I also prayed that I not be passing judgement on those who are, but to see them the way God does, as created in His image and just as capable of receiving His grace.

  139. Chris says:

    Besides my wife and kids, I am thankful for the life experiences I have had living and working all over this amazing country.

  140. Mark Lundquist says:

    For my wife!!!! Proof that we are deserved of nothing but are blessed much!!!

  141. Jim R says:

    I am so thankful for my wife! We we’re introduced to the Holy Spirit on the same night and have had 45 years together. She is my best friend.

  142. Adam Cordes says:

    I am thankful for my church family. The support and opportunities from them has helped me through very difficult circumstances.

  143. Shane Young says:

    I am thankful for a God that stands on his promises. This is the rock on which I stand.

  144. Ralph O'Neill says:

    I thank him for guiding and giving me the opportunity to know him better. My relation with him grows everyday.

  145. Jonathan says:

    Friends/brothers that I can be real with. I am constantly aware of how many men (most particularly the unbelieving friends) that are in my life that don’t experience that.

  146. Andy says:

    As I listen to the news today I become worried about the path our country is going down. But then remember that God has a plan. Whatever it is we can be comforted it the right one ! Thank you Lord!

  147. J.T. Fetherolf says:

    I am thankful for the talents that I have been given and the opportunities I have had to use these talents to serve others and glorify God.

  148. Mike says:

    I do thank God daily for many things and one of those is my family. I can’t imagine going through life without them even though it can be crazy at times. Years ago my wife bought a wood board that has a saying on it:
    (What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday.) This saying really help me not to take the gifts God has given me for granted.

  149. Ian says:

    5 things I’m thankful for are God’s salvation in my life, my precious wife, kids, grandkids and my health. This is really just the tip of the iceberg!

  150. Chris says:

    I am thankful for finding Jesus and welcoming him into my heart. Even though I am a “new” Christian, I feel his work in my life.

  151. Mark W Hargis says:

    I am so thankful for our healthy kids! They are such a blessings! I’m happy I get to be their dad!

  152. Frankie jones says:

    I am thankful for the drastic changes that have came over my life the last 3 years. I was a hardcore drug addict alcoholic criminal who was totally saved by gods grace! Jesus is my everything, and every day i wake up i make sure to tell him that.

  153. Dave says:

    The enduring love and forgiveness of the Father, regardless of how many times I reject him through sin.

  154. James Celkis says:

    As I compiled my list, I was deeply struck by how “in His hands” is each item on that list!
    Aside from the obvious things for which to be thankful (wife, children, home, health), and focusing on a specific aspect of each, I am thankful to be serving at a church “for such a time as this” as it seems to be careening toward its own Esther 4:14 moment.

  155. Daniel says:

    I am thankful for my family, a job that I can support my family, God providing that my wife could stay home and educate our children in a foundation of the word, that God never gives up on us, and that he gave us a new day to improve our lives and draw closer to Him.

  156. Tim says:

    Thankful for my family, specifically Rachel, who teaches me everyday through her actions how to be more and more selfless and giving in my walk.

  157. Matt Karasek says:

    This may sound like a Sunday School answer, but I am so thankful for my relationship with Christ. Through all of the good and the bad in my life, I have always known that I can have hope and trust in Christ. I am also deeply thankful for the family God has given to me.

  158. Rob E says:

    Like a few others have posted, I’m most thankful for my wife, and friends. There’s so many things to be thankful for especially the little things that we often take for granted.

  159. Terance says:

    I am thankful for how forgiving God is. So many times I have gone without thanking him for saving me, guiding me through rough times, giving his grace when he didn’t have to and more. I’m so thankful for God never giving up on me and always pushing me to be better than who I was yesterday/ in the past. S/o 2 God for being the awesome God he is!

  160. Henry says:

    I am thankful for my wife and for all that she does for our family. I couldn’t have dreamed up a better partner to do life with.

  161. Justin says:

    I’m thankful for God’s unyielding mercy and grace on my life. So many times, I fail him, I take things for granted, I don’t always put my trust in him – but I’m so thankful that he sees way more in us than what we see in ourselves. God thank you for being my way maker, my provider and my peace. If I had 10 million tongues I couldn’t thank you enough Heavenly Father. I love you Lord. S/0 2 God!

    • Terance says:

      Amen, S/o 2 God for always being there even when we forget to move in his faith & guidance!

  162. Matt says:

    I am thankful that God showed his patience and love for me for the time in my past that AI was living contrary to Him.

  163. Terry says:

    Thankful for Gods continued provision and the great job opportunity in front of me.

  164. Michael says:

    I know it’s no surprise, but I am thankful for my salvation by grace alone, because I know myself and that I did nothing to earn it

  165. James says:

    I am thankful for my family, but thanked God first for my wife. She has a both a strength and a tenderness that keep our family functioning smoothly.

  166. Steve says:

    I’m thankful for the ultimate grace – the salvation that I did nothing to earn.

  167. Nathan says:

    One of the things I prayed about this morning was my thankfulness for my wife and her godliness and the fact that she is the glue that holds our family together

  168. Justin Voerster says:

    Hey Boys!

    1) Am thankful for having strong faith filled friendships.
    2) My Children that are dedicated to there faith.
    3) For my Marriage
    4) My Job
    5) My faith.

  169. Mark Lubbock says:

    Again, part of my morning prayer is to be intentional about giving specific Thanks. Having traveled a bit, I give thanks for things like abundant clean water, hot water, massive variety of food choices & access to the best health care in the world. I always begin with thanks for my Salvation followed by thanks for my awesome bride. Freedom to worship , to speak publicly about Jesus without fear for my life. Never run short on things to praise God for!

  170. Sean F. Smillie says:

    I am thankful for my wife because she has been me back on the right track to get right with God. So blessed to be her husband for almost 6 years with 2 beautiful kids and one on the way in July.

  171. Colin says:

    I’m thankful for the opportunity I’ve had to meet new people and establish relationships since coming to Lethbridge.

  172. Brad says:

    1. Family
    2. Dayna and our marriage
    3. My job and team, opportunities
    4. Relationship with Jesus, his grace, mercy, forgiveness and faithfulness
    5. Friends

  173. Rob says:

    I am thankful for my beautiful wife, who has been by my side as my help meet and beat friend for 23 years

  174. Scott says:

    I am thankful for my family. God has blessed me so much through them and I get to see God work in and through them.

  175. Joe says:

    I thank God so much for Christian friends that led me to Christ and such a much better and fuller life than the way I was headed.

  176. Derek Rohlf says:

    I’m thankful for my health and that God has given me the ability to do so much without limitation.

  177. Danny says:

    Im Thankful for My family which is my Wife, 5 year old son and 1 1/2 year old daughter.

  178. Squirrel says:

    I’m grateful for my wife’s grace, my daughters safety, my Shield Locks presence in my life, my family and my pastor…yeah I know it was supposed to be just one and I’m grateful for a lot!!

  179. Lewis Thompson says:

    I am thankful for the men of our church iMOST that have blessed me in so many ways.

  180. Tim says:

    Where to begin? I’m so thankful for my church family, the love that is shared among us is grace filled. The world tells us men that we can make it on our own strength that we don’t need each other or God for that matter. Don’t buy into that lie. It’s a wonderful thing to share life with your brothers in Christ.

  181. Stephen says:

    One thing that I am thankful for and it is something I thank God for every day. Is my wife. God has blessed me with a wonderful woman who makes certain that I am prepared daily for whatever comes my way.

  182. Dan M says:

    Dan M – thankful for a group of supportive men in F3 at The Trinity. Otis, Smokey, DD, TP, Booboo are right-minded men of faith who keep me leaning in.

  183. Kevin says:

    Yesterday I was not really aware of anyone I had wronged so my prayer was, make me aware of when i do wrong to someone. Then the thought came up, help me not be a disappointment to those around me. Today I’m thankful for my wonderful wife and my adault children who are a blessing.

  184. Ryan Wissink says:

    The first thing that came to mind for me is Mindy. I am so thankful and blessed for a wife who is so spiritually mature, so creative and generous, an amazing mom and teacher to our kids, and challenges me to grow as a man and leader of our family.

    • Adam says:

      Thankful for my job, the people I work with, the opportunities to be a light when things are challenging.

  185. Bill Fuess says:

    Thankful for answered prayer !!
    Being able to see God at work in my life and in others is such an encouragement !!

  186. Edward says:

    I am thankful that God is teaching me how to be a good Christian in every aspect of my life.

  187. Dave E. says:

    Gods grace and mercy which are new every morning. The presence and help of his spirit.

  188. John Harding says:

    Too many things to be thankful for, but the most important to me is being thankful for the opportunity to spend time with God each morning.

  189. Tim P says:

    I’m thanful for God’s undeserved grace to me. I long to show that kind of grace to my wife and kids, to love them like Christ loves us.

  190. Justin says:

    Thankful for the bedtime prayers with my kids which have been naturally times of gratitude about the day, reflecting back through what the day was like. It’s encouraging and a great reminder to me, especially given this day’s challenge 🙂

    • Tim P says:

      Right on Justin! I too am thankful for that time as well. God bless you and your family brother!

  191. Shawn says:

    I’m thankful for my wife. She’s a true spiritual warrior and gifted in special ways. She’s impacting lives for the kingdom and has suffered persecution. She survives by standing on the unfailing, living, Truth.

  192. Jake says:

    I’m thankful for our church that we get to worship and learn about God every week.

  193. Derek Blumberg says:

    1. My salvation and full freedom in Jesus

    This was at the top of my list. It wasn’t long ago when I couldn’t say that. This means more to me now than any other achievement or monetary result. It’s more precious than diamonds, more costly than gold. Nothing I desire compares to Him!

  194. John Koch says:

    I am thankful for my wife, Erica and the amount of quality time we get to spend together. I’m so grateful for the ways we complement one another’s strengths/weaknesses. She is my constant encourager.

  195. Wayne says:

    I am thankful for God giving me my wife…completer, companion, heavenly heir. She lives in the likeness of Christ.

  196. Ryan Gatzlaff says:

    I am thankful for my wife and my boys. 10 years ago I was 30 and unmarried. Now 40, I’ve been married going on 9 years and blessed with 3 sons. What a difference a decade can make! Thank you, God!

  197. Tom Vang says:

    I am thankful for a family that deeply cares about me and wants to be a positive impact in my, and my family’s life.

    Also thankful for you brothers!

    • Nathan says:

      The first thing that I thought about was my family and God’s faithfulness throughout this life for all of us.

  198. Tom says:

    I am thankful for God’s gift of grace, my wife (and family), the men in my Bible study and so much more!

  199. Jeff says:

    Thankful for salvation as my faith cornerstone (and even a sense of humor) when I can’t resist trying to control uncontrollable obstacles in life.

  200. William H Mulder says:

    I’m thankful for my family, my children, the christian friends that I have. I’m thankful that I’m not the same person I use to be. I’m truly thankful that God as not taken me out while I was in sin. Thank you for your grace and mercy Lord.

  201. Steve Baumgart says:

    Thankful to God for being in my life. Without him nothing is possible.

  202. Bill says:

    I’m thankful for the trials I’ve had in my life for they have prepared me to do good.

  203. Paul says:

    I’m thankful for my church brothers that have amazingly supportive through what has been a trying period – really showing Christ’s love to me and my family!

  204. Charles says:

    I’m thankful for God sending the men that have impacted my life within our church. If it hand not been for these individuals bringing their perspective towards the challenges I’ve faced, I would not have the true group of friends supporting my family as I do today, which is an incredible blessing.

  205. Rudy says:

    I’m so “THANKFUL” for my loving parents & Brother who continuously prayed for me to come back to Christ. “Its never to late“ is what WE share with others thru our Men’s Ministry.

  206. Chad says:

    I am thankful for my brothers-in-Christ who encourage me to die to self, and live a Christ-centered life.

  207. Denny says:

    On the way in to work, I was dreading the stack that was bound to be in my inbox after the holidays. This morning I thanked God for a good job that I enjoy and allows me to provide for my family.

  208. Michael Swalley says:

    I am thankful for my wife, and for all the ways that God has made us different, so we can be a more complete team together.

  209. Eric says:

    I am thankful for my wife. Rachel means the world to me. I know where I would be without her. She is my backbone. When I am crooked she keeps me straight. I am thankful we don’t always walk side by side. Sometimes the tasks before us need one of us to follow because the path is narrow. Her strengths are my weaknesses and vise versa.

  210. Lewis says:

    I am thankful for God love. It is this loving-kindness that allows me to be a husband and a father.

  211. Timothy says:

    My wife.

    Also the group of guys I prayed for a year ago, who were right in front of me. Just needed to have authentic relationship instead of wearing our masks. Amazing to watch God move.

  212. Ben Heckathorn says:

    I am thankful for my wife and children that God has blessed me with in the opportunity to do life with them.

  213. Stephen says:

    I am extremely grateful for having the opportunity to see my oldest daughter for the first time in 5 years…and…holding my new granddaughter!!

  214. Wayne D. says:

    Thankful for Forgiveness.
    Being able to confess sin and knowing that God offers free forgiveness is a huge thing to be thankful for.
    1 John 1:9

  215. Jay Wegiel says:

    I do believe that there is always room for more gratitude in my life. This was a good exercise to remind me of that. That is my number one thing right now, that trough this challenge I’ve been reminded of how when I pay attention to God I can count blessing no matter what’s going on.

    • Stephen says:

      Thanks Jay for this challenge you shared with us. I have been doing it…just didn’t see the EBBC Men group…

  216. Brandon Pyc says:

    I’m thankful for my marriage because its given me the biggest opportunity to lay down my life like Christ did on Calvary and use my spiritual gifts in greater portion and continue to trust in the LORD’S plans and will, while demonstrating unconditional love and forgiveness and thankfulness for the spouse and family He’s given and blessed me with. Thank You LORD for entrusting each of them to me!

  217. Brian says:

    I’m thankful for God’s provision and faithfulness to me, even when I have been unfaithful to Him. I’m thankful that He continues to draw me closer to Him.

  218. Josh says:

    I am thankful for a faithful group of brothers who continually chase after the Lord! The friendship and accountability has been life changing for me and I’m forever thankful!

    • Evan Heckathorn says:

      I thanked God for loving parents that support me and are always in my corner no matter the situation. They always have grace and their love never ends.

  219. Mike Sirignano says:

    I know I’m only supposed to share one, but thats difficult. When you really look at it, God is responsible for everything. First and foremost I am thankful for His saving grace. I am thankful He placed me in a God Fearing Church where the Word is preached faithfully. I am thankful for my marriage and that He saved us together. I am thankful for a roof over my head, clothes on my back and food in my pantry. I am thankful for the peace of Jesus Christ.

  220. Mike Sirignano says:

    Limiting the list to only 5 things is not possible. When you really look at it, God is responsible for everything. First and foremost I am thankful for His saving grace. I am thankful He placed me in a God Fearing Church where the Word is preached faithfully. I am thankful for my marriage and that He saved us together. I am thankful for a roof over my head, clothes on my back and food in my pantry. I am thankful for the peace of Jesus Christ.

    • Mike Sirignano says:

      1- for Jesus dying on the Cross
      2- for my wife
      3- for my church family
      4- for my health
      5- for my job

  221. Bill says:

    1. Open dialogue about Christ with my parents
    2. Health (physically and spiritually) of my adult children
    3. Friends that help keep me on the right path, even when I stray..they pull me back
    4. Strong marriage based on love
    5. Getting up today

  222. Vault says:

    I have so much to be thankful for. Today I talked with God and thanked him for my amazing family, the brothers and brotherhood of F3, mentors that have invested in me, our freedom to live in this country, and Jesus freeing us from sin.

  223. Dan says:

    I am thankful for the strong bond that our family has and the love and respect that we share with one another.

  224. Troy says:

    There are so many things to be Thankful for it’s hard to choose one to comment on. I feel I’ve been so blessed. I feel so Thankful knowing that God was there when I was at my bottom and knowing he’s Always there because i need him so much. I’m just Thankful. Pray on!

  225. cory doden says:

    Our church finances were generously restored in December. This means continued support of several ministries.

  226. Jacob says:

    I am thankful that my wife and my children love the things of God. They love the church and to worship. It is our life, not just a part of it. I am thankful that our lives and friendships are surrounded by the things of God.

  227. Dean W says:

    I am thankful for a loving and devoted wife – Linda. That had shared her life with me and given me two lovely daughter’s and seven grandkids.

    • Shane Young says:

      I am thankful for a God that stands on his promises. This is the rock on which I stand.

  228. Joel Vandervalk says:

    I am thankful for my family and the time that I was able to spend with them

  229. Eddie says:

    My wife, Nicole, because she shows me the love of Jesus in a real and human way daily, but she’s not perfect. So I don’t feel compelled to be perfect either, but better because she’s in my life. I owe it to God and her and our kids to be the better man that God wants me to be.

  230. Tommy says:

    I am thankful for many things, but none of those things I would be thankful for if it wasn’t for Jesus going to the cross for my sin . So thank you Jesus.

  231. Anthony Gjorvad says:

    I an thankful for the meaningful, and passion filled work that I get to do on a daily basis.

  232. Adam says:

    I’m thankful God has led our family to foster parenting because we are about to adopt our second child and he has blessed us with touching the lives of 13 children over the last 9 years.

    • Anthony Gjorvad says:

      There is a lot to be thankful for as a foster parent. Thanks for caring for those kids.

  233. Tom Klingbeil says:

    I’m thankful for the ability to learn about God. Christianity is forbidden in some nations. Learning about the love of Jesus could be punishable by death.

  234. Ben Ekern says:

    My wife. As I awake in bed in the morning, I give thanks to have my wife next to me.

  235. JP says:

    I am thankful that God pursued me by placing faithful people in my life to plant, sow and grow His love in my heart. Thank you Father!! Praise and glory to you.

  236. Bryan says:

    I’m thankful for my wife and my children, and for the opportunity to love and disciple them.

  237. Steve Roarke says:

    I am thankful for my Wife, she is an amazing, Godly, loving, forgiving, selfless, Mother and Wife.

  238. Dave Benson says:

    One thing that stands out this morning is the men in my life! Every brother in this group has impacted my life in a special way and I’m very grateful for each one of you!
    Proverbs 27:17

  239. Steve Roarke says:

    I am thankful for my Wife, she keeps me grounded and is a Godly, loving, forgiving, selfless, amazing, Mother.

  240. Dave P says:

    Thankful for my network of Christian friends and family throughout the country and the ability, through technology, to stay connected and be encouraged ( or to encourage). I think about the early church and how difficult it had to be to get the message of our Savior out. We have it so easy today,! We should all be thankful.

  241. Dalton says:

    His word. I actually dreamed about it last night. There’s nothing more precious on this Earth.

  242. Lawrence J Imbro says:

    I am thankful for the opportunities He gives me at my Church to preach and share His Word.

  243. Mac says:

    I am thankful for HOPE! He has given me hope and when I look around at this world I don’t see anything that can take on old heart of stone, soften it and make it new as Jesus does. Miraculous!

  244. Tom says:

    I am grateful to be able to feel and experience God’s presence, and for the peace and joy He provides as I spend time with Him. Grateful for His forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

  245. Brian Grundhauser says:

    I am thankful for my brothers in Christ who help keep me focused on becoming a better man spiritually.

  246. Tom says:

    For feeling and experiencing God’s presence, and for the peace and joy He provides as I spend time with Him. Grateful for His forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

  247. Randy says:

    Today I am thankful that my 4 siblings and I are able to help out our aging parents (dad 82, mom 76), who still lives in their house they built in 1988. It has been trying on mom with dad’s dementia progressing more since diagnosed several years ago.

  248. Kevin says:

    I’m thankful for my wife and family.
    God has blessed me beyond measure in giving me family and friends to love.

  249. Jordan Goodrich says:

    I am thankful God sent his only son, Jesus, to die for our sins that we may have everlasting life.

  250. Bryce says:

    I am thankful that God has given me such a faithful and holy wife who helps to encourage and strengthen me in my desire to be more like Him.

  251. John says:

    I am thankful for the creative and technical work that I get to do for others from home to provide for my family.

  252. Mike says:

    hard to say only 1 thing i’m thankful for. Good health, healthy happy family, tons of good friends, and opportunities to share the Gospel!

    • Ben Klassen says:

      I’m thankful for my fellow christian brothers that help me to grow in my faith.

  253. Mike says:

    I’m thankful for my friends, mentors and family that are always there for me. Even if we don’t connect often, I still know I can depend on them during circumstances, challenges or just to ask a question.

    • Kirk says:

      I have a lot of things to be thankful for. So honestly just stating one thing is doing justice to all the blessings I have received. I have a wonderful wife, children and grandchildren. All are healthy and happy. I have a good job which I enjoy doing. I could go on but God has given me a lot to be thankful for.

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