“Gratitude is a divine principle:

“‘Thou shalt thank the
Lord thy God in all things.’ (D&C 59:7.)

“This scripture means
that we express thankfulness for what happens, not only for the good things
in life but also for the opposition and challenges of life that add to our
experience and faith. We put our lives in His hands, realizing that all
that transpires will be for our experience.

“When in prayer we say,
‘Thy will be done,’ we are really expressing faith and gratitude
and acknowledging that we will accept whatever happens in our

“That we may feel true gratitude for the goodness of God for
all the blessings that have been given to us and express those feelings of
thankfulness in prayer to our Heavenly Father, is my

Topic: gratitude

(Robert D. Hales, “Gratitude for the Goodness of God,” Ensign, May 1992, 65)


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