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A note about praying with Thanksgiving--first Read Philippians 4:6 (KJV)
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
I usually do not remember my dreams--but this time I did. I previously did not know how powerful Thanksgiving is--but I believe the Lord is encouraging us to Pray with Thanksgiving. It may greatly encourage others to pray.
Here is my account of the dream:
Last night I had a dream where I was in a prayer meeting with a number of people in a small old wooden chapel. People just started praying requests quietly to themselves. In general, there was very little visible signs of heart praying. I felt led of the Lord to lead them with a prayer of thanksgiving. Right after I prayed an elderly man was praying earnestly for something that had been on his heart. Others also started praying from their heart.
After the Thanksgiving prayer, the prayer meeting did not follow the ACTS format of prayer other than it started with Thanksgiving. It was like Thanksgiving was the door that helped people to pray what was deep in their hearts.
It was moving to see people pray from their hearts. It was as if flood gates of deep issues in their hearts were released.
----Perhaps you have seen something similar happen when praying with Thanksgiving--I invite you to share it.