Thanks giving is an Art which not many persons do. Thanking a person realizes him of his gratefulness towards the person. A little thanks can heal a broken relationship as well enhance the bondage between people. As we pray to God for blessings it is our duty to thank him for giving us all that we already have. This gives an inner satisfaction of fulfillment.
Thank Him, not just for the food on the table before you partake, and also the "blessings for the past year". We will forget all our miseries. In addition it gives a realization what we have achieved, intensifying our struggle to achieve more. Thanking someone again and again develops an unbreakable trust for the lifetime. It helps to build an intimate connection with Him so that we share all secrets with Him. God guides you with the best possible ways to tackle all type of situations.
Practically, thanksgiving prayers sometime leads us to deeper praise. When we think of what God has done for us, we can remember our our friends and relatives who helped us. We can show our gratitude to them, it increases our love for them and can understand who are our well wishers and who are not.
“A heart of gratitude leaves no room for complaining.” For a time God may deny us but for all the ways He has worked in and through your life, perhaps without remembering it we should not blame God. We should thank Him for the patience He provided regardless and see what it does for your soul as we offer Him a heart of obedience and surrender this year when we have faced failure. It opens up the door for continued blessings and refreshment.