Thank you, my God

“To recount and review all the Blessings we have received from God is truly humbling.”

Saint Philotheos of Sinai

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“Thank God for everything you are; everything you have, and everything you achieve. By thanking God you will realise that these are not your achievements but His Gifts, and thus, you will feel humble.”

Saint Paisios the Athonite

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“We must not let any season pass without thanksgiving.”

Saint Athanasius the Great

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“So in every test, let us say, ‘Thank you God, because this was needed for my Salvation.’

Saint Paisios the Athonite

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“Why did the Lord give me life? So that I would turn with my whole heart to God, for my purification and correction. Remember this and correct yourself.”

Saint John of Kronstadt

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“For if God does not for a moment tire of giving us good things, how can we tire of thanking Him for these good things?”

Saint Nikolai Velimirovich

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“When you sit down to eat, Pray. When you eat bread, do so thanking Him for being so generous to you. If you drink wine, be mindful of Him who has given it to you for your pleasure and as a relief in sickness. When you dress, thank Him for His kindness in providing you with clothes. When you look at the sky and the beauty of the stars, throw yourself at God’s feet and adore Him Who in His wisdom has arranged things in this way. Similarly, when the sun goes down and when it rises, when you are asleep or awake, give thanks to God, Who created and arranged all things for your benefit, to have you know, love and praise their Creator.”

Saint Basil the Great

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“The greatest Miracle in all the universe: The union of man’s heart with the Spirit of Christ.”

Saint Sophrony of Essex

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“You should continually and unceasingly call to mind all the Blessings which God in His Love has bestowed upon you.”

Saint Mark the Ascetic

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“The sign of the presence of the Holy Spirit is peace lived and joy, for God creates joy wherever He is.”

Saint Seraphim of Sarov

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“Let us give thanks to God continually. For, it is outrageous that when we enjoy His benefaction to us in deed every single day, we do not acknowledge the favour with so much as a word; and this, when the acknowledgment confers great benefit on us. He does not need anything of ours, but we stand in need of all things from Him. In point of fact, thanksgiving adds nothing to Him, but it brings us closer to Him…”

Saint John Chrysostom

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