“Heavenly Father, please let me know your will. I really need to know what you want me to do about . . .”
This is my will for you: “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
“Thank you, Lord, for this reminder. I really do need to be more thankful — but getting back to my request, I’m not sure what you want me to do about . . .”
I want you to “give thanks in all circumstances.”
“I know, Lord, I know. That’s important and I can see where I have neglected that. But thankfulness is sort of a constant need, isn’t it? I mean, everyone needs be more thankful, right? Seriously, this is urgent, and I don’t have clarity from you. I need your direction. What do you want me to do?”
I am being serious and specific. I want you to “give thanks in all circumstances,” and right now, in this particular circumstance.