The Gates are Open…Pray!
Day # 9
Gratitude has a unique ability that many other paths to G-d does not. When we thank G-d for all the good He bestows and all the gifts we receive, we give ourselves a gift like no other. The gift of having opened the gates above.
Each of us has the ability to open the gates and allow our prayers to fly straight through with nothing stopping them, but how many of us are aware of this very special and auspicious time of prayer?
When G-d created the world, He created it as such that gratitude must exist in the world. To the extent that in the near future when the ultimate redemption comes there will only be one offering that will be given in the holy temple, and that is the offering of thanks. When we give thanks to G-d we are fulfilling an aspect of creation because G-d created the world with the purpose of His name being brought down into it.
Gratitude brings G-d’s holy name into the world, even if no one is around to hear it. With saying thank you, we are fulfilling part of the ultimate purpose of the world’s creation and enable ourselves with a very powerful time of prayer.
The gates above open up after we give thanks to G-d. We need to utilize it and pray!
We are all struggling and going through hard times with one thing or another. There is no one that doesn’t have prayers that need answering. So why should we pass up this awesome opportune time to pray? There is so much to pray for and so many prayers to be said. Gratitude gives us this beautiful precious moment in time to connect to our Creator and give over our hearts. For ourselves and for others.
Don’t pass up the gift!
40 days. 100 thank you’s a day. Change your life. See miracles.