How To Pray With A Thankful Spirit

The Light Breaks Through

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Corrie ten Boom in The Hiding Place relates an incident that taught her always to be thankful. She and her sister, Betsy, had just been transferred to the worst German prison camp. They had not seen Ravensbruck. On entering the barracks, they found them it overcrowded and flea-infested.

That morning, their Scripture reading was 1 Thessalonians. It would remind them to rejoice always, pray continually,  give thanks in all circumstances. Betsy told Corrie to stop and thank the Lord for every detail of their new living quarters. Corrie at first refused to give thanks for the fleas. But Betsy persisted, and Corrie finally succumbed to her pleadings. During the months they spent at that camp, they were surprised at how freely they could hold Bible study and prayer meetings, without guard interference. It was not until several months later that they learned the reason the guards would not enter the…

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5 Comments on “How To Pray With A Thankful Spirit

  1. It’s hard to be thankful when your life is falling apart, but we can rejoice in all circumstances, because Jesus took our sin to the cross. Let us thank him for the fleas and ugliness of life. For through those things he is reshaping us and readying us for heaven. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am thankful your words.

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  3. This is one of my favorite stories from “The Hiding Place.” What a beautiful reminder of the powerful working of God when combined with a grateful heart.

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