Psalm 118:1 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.
The giving of thanks or a thankful heart is an important part of the Christian life. To the Christian, every day as well as our prayer life should be filled with thanksgiving (Phil. 4:6). Life has a dark side and a bright side, but we will see exactly what we train ourselves to see. Our outlook on life is entirely dependent on our inner attitude, and thanksgiving keeps our attitude focused on the right things. Thanksgiving is to be based on God’s goodness and not favorable circumstances. God’s goodness endures forever.