There’s no denying that money is important, but too much focus on it creates stress and anxiety as well as marital and family conflict. Measuring success in terms of material wealth puts the focus on what we lack rather than on what we already have. Fortunately, gratitude prayers are one of the most effective ways to combat this when we could use a reminder that our needs are often already met.
The writers of scripture knew this: gratitude Bible verses tell us again and again to give thanks. 1 Thessalonians 5:18, for example, commands us to give thanks in all circumstances. It may seem like a strange command to give thanks when times are hard, but those are precisely the times we need to exercise gratitude the most. And it’s not just the Bible that tells us this. As it turns out, science agrees.
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