Day 1 – Is Just A Simple Prayer of Thanks

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It's Thanksgiving Day in the United States - Today's Mountain Moving Prayer is just a simple prayer of thanks and praise. #mountainmovingprayers #BlessingCounter #Blessingbloggers #Prayer #Bible #Faith

How perfect that our 40 Days of Mountain Moving Prayer Journey should begin on a day that so many of us celebrate as Thanksgiving Day.

Because beginning with thanks and praise is the best way for you and me to take the focus off ourselves for just a moment and turn it to the One who loves us so much He sacrificed everything to make us His own.

So, Day One…

 Just a Simple Prayer of Thanks

Father God, thank you! You alone deserve all my thanks and praise. So, today, I join the angel voices proclaiming:

“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom
    and thanksgiving and honor
and power and strength belong to our God
    forever and ever! Amen.”
Revelation 7:12

Father, You pour countless blessings into my life the greatest of which is calling me through the power of Your Holy Spirit, allowing me to know and love You—the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the One You sent to earth. John 17:3  And through Him, You have made me Your very own child.

A child who is not only invited but who is welcomed into Your holy presence at any time through the gift of Your Word and prayer.

It’s a gift too amazing and wonderful to comprehend. Yet, in faith, I proclaim, “AMEN!”


All of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for His glory. 2 Corinthians 1:20

On top of this greatest of gifts, You bless me with family and friends to love, a home to shelter me, food to nourish me, and things to do that I might know purpose in my life.

Your grace overwhelms me. Your mercy humbles me. Your love … too wonderful for words.

Father, even in this prayer of thanks I know there are things in my life that are broken and need Your healing touch. Yet, I will thank You! For it is in those things that I recognize my great need for You.

So, today as I begin this 40 Day Prayer Journey…

Please fill me with Your Spirit.
Please give me the weapons I need for the battle at hand.
Please increase my faith and give me eyes to see the mountains You are moving.
Please make me bold…

Solomon wrote that “the godly are as bold as lions.” Proverbs 28:1

And Paul wrote that under the New Covenant of the Gospel, the promise we have in Jesus through the life-giving power of the Holy Spirit, we have this “new way [that] gives us such confidence, we can be very bold.” 2 Corinthians 3:12

What an awesome and beautiful gift it is to be allowed to boldly come to You with the trust of a little child, who is confident and secure in her Father’s love.

“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and strength belong to our God forever and ever! Amen!” 


It's Thanksgiving Day in the United States - Today's Mountain Moving Prayer is just a simple prayer of thanks and praise. #mountainmovingprayers #BlessingCounter #Blessingbloggers #Prayer #Bible #Faith

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  1. Hi Deb – thank you for this beautiful reminder to stop and thank God even in all the business of the season. May the Spirit continue to rest upon you.

  2. Makati lillian says:

    I’m greatly blessed by day one which reminded me of the importance of thanking God. Sometimes isn’t to go straight to requests but now I know thanking God is so vital. As I prayed into thanking God I felt drawn closer to him. I have been suffering from effects of Satan attacks which doctors could not diagnose for two years I am so eager to walk this journey for the 40 days. I believe the God who can do all will grant me freedom.

    1. Lillian, thank you for joining us. I am praying and asking God to bless you mightily as we take this prayer journey together!

  3. Yes, how perfect and appropriate to begin this journey with prayers of thanks, Deb. Just the scripture and prayers I needed this morning!

    1. Thank you, Martha! Enjoy a beautifully blessed Thanksgiving Day! Hugs!

  4. Jack Lavery says:

    ThankYou God
    ThankYou For Deb
    Please guide us All with Your Holy Spirit
    Praise The Lord — Boldly
    Amen Yes Amen
    Thank You Deb God Bless

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement and for your prayers, Jack! God bless you!

  5. Amen and Amen! I am so amazed at the way God works, and I’m ever so thankful to be His child.

  6. Deb: I am so thankful … in India.. I shared other my colleagues and as a group in my office . We are committed to pray.. I felt God’s anointing on this “prayer plan” .. really this is needed for every God’s Children.. your timely post.. blessings to many I believe including me.. with prayers

    1. Oh, Rani, how your comment blessed me! Thank you so much for letting me know … I’m so excited that you and your coworkers will be joining us! God bless you all!

  7. Prayer, such beautiful blessing from God. We have been given the privilege and the opportunity to talk with our Creator, Deb. How can we not be thankful? Thank you for this reminder to thank Him and talk with God daily. I hope you continue to have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. God bless you and yours.

    1. Horace, you are so faithful in pointing us all to the throne room of grace. Oh, that we can enter in through prayer in Jesus name and find peace and rest for our souls and hope in the struggle. God’s blessings, my friend! And Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family as well!

  8. Dona Forbes says:

    I was so happy when I saw that you were going to use Mountain Moving Prayers for Lent. I had read them during the holidays and fell in love with them. I have been truly blessed by your work. God Bless.

    1. Thank you, my dear friend! Your faithful encouragement has always blessed me! Miss you!!