Here is something I read on Facebook.
My thanksgiving prayer
by Bobby Vaughn
My Thanksgiving Prayer
Dear Lord, here it is Thanksgiving, a time of giving thanks. We have a lot of good food on this table and I truly am thankful for it, but please understand that this food is not what I am most thankful for. Read the rest of this entry
Jesus once told a parable about a Pharisee and tax collector who went to the temple to pray. Here is the Pharisee’s prayer.
The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: “God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I get.”
The Pharisee wasn’t praying; he was boasting about how good he was. At the conclusion of the parable Jesus said that his prayer was not accepted and when he left the temple he was not justified.