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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Gary Wildermuth

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.

Brett L

I am thankful to God for his love and provision.

I am thankful for my wife and kids

Alan Cleaver

I’m thankful for my family.

Jim Kramer

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


I thank God that he’s my provider!

Brian Linn

I’m thankful for my family.


Second chances


Friends who are also brothers in Christ


My wife and family

Joe Celenza

Thankful for Gods never ending love for me.


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.


Second chances

Kevin Lautar

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

Gary Wildermuth

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


Thankful for family

Ben Johnson

I’m thankful for the people in my childhood that pointed me to Jesus.

Clifford C

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

Tony C

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


I’m thankful for having such a loving and supportive family!


I am thankful for salvation/gift of faith/spiritual heritage.


I’m thankful for my family.


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.

Patrick Andrews

I am most thankful for my wife!

Robert Wales

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


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!!!


Mercy. Née every morning

Gregory Whittet

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


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


I’m thankful for 17 months drug and tobacco free!


God’s grace and salvation


Thankful for time to be still and spend QUALITY with my family.


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

Jon DeHeer

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

James Shadden

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.


I am thankful for the strong relationships that I have with family.


I’m thankful that God is going to teach me how to stay Sober and Pure.


Thank you for my loving wife and kids.


Friends that help me in my faith walk


I am thankful for God’s love and forgiveness.


My church


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

Adam Reilly

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.


I am thankful for God’s patience with me.


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

Mike Welch

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.

Ryan Kernan

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.


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

Ken Winegarden

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


Men’s group

Toby Breaux

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


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

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.

Ryan Volk

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


Thankful for my wife & son, the reason that I started this challenge.


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.

David Frankel

God’s grace.

Bob McCrossen

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

John Williams

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.


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!

Don Neal

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.

Michael J Herrera

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

Don Neal

I am thankful for your wife (my sister) as well!

Bob Mccrossen

Thanking God throughout the day for what God and I had accomplished.

Rusty Moore

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.


I’m thankful to still have a job this year when so many people lost jobs.


I am thankful for the health of my family, immediate and extended!


Thanking God for His salvation and blessing me with His forgiveness.


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.

Jason Hurd

I am ridiculously thankful for my wonderful, beautiful wife of 27 years.

Carl Nowicki II

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


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.

Joshua Winters

I’m thankful for spiritual life in Jesus.


Thank you for sacrificing your Son for our salvation and redemption


Safe removal of skin cancer.


I’m thankful for God’s never ending mercy and grace.


My salvation, my family, and friends.
Thankful for so much.


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!


I’m Thankful for a Godly wife!

Rusty Moore

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.


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


I am thankful for a forgiving wife and family.

Gregory Kuhn

Thankful for my amazing wife and twin girls.

Ben Butler

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

Louis Vanderhart

I am thankful for my health at the age l am, I am truly blessed


How fortunate for God’s plan, how he sent his Son for us.

Santiago Sanchez Jr

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


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.

Joseph R

I’m thankful for my wife. She has been my companion through many storms.


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 ).


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!

Robert B Hammes

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.


medical science


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


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!


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.


thankful for being loved and supported by so many people in my life!


My job

Richard Fraser

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

Jerrold Johnson

I’m thank for the vision you have given me and how it guides me.


Thankful for the health and safety of my family.


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.

Scott Lokey

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


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.

Thaddeus Kennedy

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.

Peter Byerly

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

Larry Yurko

So very thankful for Jesus !!

Jeffrey Lindsey

Thankful for relationship with Jesus Christ.

John McBride

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!


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


God has Blessed me with a wife that loves me no matter what cares for me.

Ken Smith

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


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.


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.

R Francis

I thank God for Family



adam mather

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


I am thankful for my wife.

Thomas Sells

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!

Ariel Perez

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!

Janic Maysonet

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.

Christopher Soto

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.

Robert Morgan

My wife who is my Best friend


My wife


My health. A chance to be forgiven.


For the community I live in and the friends we have made while living here.


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

Kevin V

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!!


Thankful for my Family


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


I am thankful for my health.


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!!!

Ian Robert

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.

Gerald Waddle

My family


Thankful for my family and my health.


Thankful for the victory god have given me wowowo

Darin Palmer

I’m thankful for meeting my soulmate Kari. So grateful for her love!


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.


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.

Scott Van Dale

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.


God has been so good to me. I have no reason to be anxious or stressed.


I am thankful for my son.


The life God has blessed me with!


I am so thankful for my wife


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.


My wife and kids (4). Truly blessed


Thankful for my family: Wife, two daughters, son in law, and grandson.

Don Hughes

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!


Gods Grace,


Amen, to that Tom


I thank God for my Bible Study Fellowship class.


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.

David Carmon

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

Troy Thielen

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


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!


I’m thankful that Jesus is my Lord and Savior.


Wife and her very giving eats —so unselfish.


I know I playing catch up—but I am catching up! Thanks for the grace!


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


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

Mark Roehl

I am thankful for a warm house.

Kevin Adams

Thankful for strong Christian men in my life


I am thankful for all those who have helped me to help others this week.


My boys


Great full for my wife and kids!

Scotty B.

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

John Koch

I sense a theme here 😉


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

Justin harbers

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


A good nights sleep and a compelling reason to wake up in the morning….


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


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.


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!)


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.

Robert Ordóñez

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

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?!

Guy F Ettel

God’s mercy and grace.


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


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.


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


Thankful for his promises!


I’m thankful that our sovereign God loves me.

Jacques Vd Merwe

I am thankful for my wife and our daughter.



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


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


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!

James O'Brien

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


I’m thankful for my wonderful wife and son, Anne and Daniel.


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.

Pat Bourg

I am thankful for my brothers in Christ. We can hold each other accountable


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

William Hurtado

Grateful for passion God puts in us, vision for the future.

Chad Husted

So thankful for forgiveness


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…


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!!

Tony Vornberger

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.


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.


My health


Thankful – for so many things but, above all else God’s Grace.


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


Thankful for my wife and our two beautiful daughters

Cory Bullock

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!

Steve Scott

I thank Jesus for my believing wife.


Loved ones.

Will Standfest

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

Paul Leininger

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!


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.


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

Darwyn Sprik

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.


I’m Thankful For God not giving up on me.

Ronald Petersen

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


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!


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.


Emma gentry
My friends

Les Silliman

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.


I’m thankful that others pray for me daily.

Jeff Carter

I am thankful for the mentors that he has put on my lifw