We all have a lot to thank God for
Christians believe that we have everything to thank God for. In love God creates us and everything in the world - all those things which give sustenance and fulfilment and meaning to our lives. Every day and every moment is a gift from God, so we feel the need to thank him frequently for all we have and all we are. We also want to stay close to God and come to know him better.
Concern also for others, and difficult situations
As well as the good things in life, we also see the suffering of many people in the world - the poverty, the war and the injustice. And our own lives can be filled with just as much pain and bewilderment as anybody elseís.
So, as well as the good things, we are moved to bring to God all these bad things as well, asking him to bring wholeness and peace. We also hope that we might come to some understanding of why these things happen, what they mean in the greater scheme of things, and how to recognise Godís love shining through the world, even in its frailty and imperfection.