God’s Sovereignty Should Provoke Us to Thanksgiving

“There is a certain sense in which God’s sovereignty should influence our attitude toward prayer, at least with respect to adoration. If anything, our understanding of God’s sovereignty should provoke us to an intense prayer life of thanksgiving. Because of such knowledge, we should see that every benefit, every good and perfect gift, is an expression of the abundance of His grace. The more we understand God’s sovereignty, the more our prayers will be filled with thanksgiving.”

– R.C. Sproul, Does Prayer Change Things?, p.12

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Grace Begets Grace

“A thankful heart is constantly extending grace because it has received grace. Love and grace are uneven. God poured on his own Son the criticism I deserve. Now he invites me to pour out undeserving grace on someone who has hurt me. Grace begets grace.”

– Paul Miller, A Praying Life, p.152