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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347 thoughts on “Day 5

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Jordan Goodrich says:

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

  6. Kevin says:

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Brian Grundhauser says:

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. Steve Roarke says:

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

  14. 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

  15. Steve Roarke says:

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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. cory doden says:

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

  24. 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!

  25. Dan says:

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

  26. 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.

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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!

  33. 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…

  34. 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

  35. 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!!

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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!

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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!

  48. Wayne says:

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

  49. 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.

  50. 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!

  51. 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.

  52. 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 🙂

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. Bill Fuess says:

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

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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.

  59. 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.

  60. 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.

  61. 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!!

  62. Derek Rohlf says:

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

  63. 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.

  64. 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.

  65. 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

  66. Colin says:

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

  67. 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.

  68. 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!

  69. 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.

  70. 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

  71. 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.

  72. 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

  73. 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.

  74. 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!

  75. 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.

  76. 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!

  77. 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.

  78. 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.

  79. 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.

  80. 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.

  81. 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.

  82. 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.

  83. 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.

  84. 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!

  85. 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.

  86. 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.

  87. 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!

  88. 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.

  89. Ralph O'Neill says:

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

  90. Adam Cordes says:

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

  91. 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.

  92. 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.

  93. 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.

  94. 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.

  95. 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

  96. 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.

  97. 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 .

  98. 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..

  99. 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.

  100. 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.

  101. Isaiah says:

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

  102. 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.

  103. 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!

  104. 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.

  105. 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

  106. 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.

  107. 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.

  108. 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.

  109. 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!

  110. 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.

  111. 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.

  112. Michael Pechar says:

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

  113. 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.

  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. 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.

  116. 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.

  117. 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.

  118. 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.

  119. 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!

  120. Ronald Petersen says:

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

  121. 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.

  122. 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

  123. 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.

  124. 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!

  125. Will Standfest says:

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

  126. 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!

  127. Rolin says:

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

  128. 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.

  129. 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.

  130. 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!!

  131. 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…

  132. 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.

  133. 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.

  134. 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!

  135. 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…

  136. 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.

  137. 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.

  138. 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?!

  139. 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.

  140. 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!)

  141. 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

  142. 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.

  143. 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!

  144. Troy Thielen says:

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

  145. 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.

  146. 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.

  147. 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!

  148. 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.

  149. 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.

  150. 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.

  151. 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.

  152. 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.

  153. 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!!!

  154. 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!!

  155. 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.

  156. 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.

  157. 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!

  158. 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!

  159. 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.

  160. 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.

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