Jesus Heals Ten Men with Leprosy and one Returned and Thanked Jesus:
“Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”
When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.
One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.” (Luke 17:11-19)
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your Unconditional Love!
Thank You for Your Gift of Eternal Life!
Thank You for Your Protection!
Thank You for Your Guidance!
Thank You for Food–our Daily Bread!
Thank You for Answered Prayers!
Thank You for Forgiving our sins, amidst all our weaknesses!
And most especially…Thank You for being our Very Best Friend!
“Live a Thank-ful Life”
“When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.” –Tecumseh
“Whatever happens in your life, no matter how troubling things might seem, do not enter the neighborhood of despair. Even when all doors remain closed, God will open up a new path only for you. Be thankful!” – Elif Shafak.
“Those blessings are sweetest that are won with prayer and worn with thanks.” -Thomas Goodwin
“Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.” -John Henry Jowett
“Every once in a while God allows you to stub your toe as a kind reminder to be grateful for the miraculous body attached to it.” -Richelle E. Goodrich
“Rest and be thankful.” -William Wordsworth