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What are characteristics of a thanksgiving prayer?  There are 5 types of prayers....

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channing97

Posted May 3, 2012 at 8:53 PM via web

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What are characteristics of a thanksgiving prayer?

 

There are 5 types of prayers.  One is a thanksgiving prayer.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 3, 2012 at 9:00 PM (Answer #1)

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There are not very many characteristics to a prayer of thanksgiving.  The main thing to remember about such a prayer is that it is different than a praise prayer.  A praise prayer thanks God for the general state of your life and for his goodness.  By contrast, a thanksgiving prayer is about a specific thing.  If something good happens to you and you thank God for it, that is a thanksgiving prayer.  So the characteristics of a thanksgiving prayer are simply that it is a prayer in which you thank God for specific things that have happened that have made your life better and for which you are thankful.

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