"O Heavenly Father:
We thank Thee for food and remember the hungry.
We thank Thee for health and remember the sick.
We thank Thee for friends and remember the friendless.
We thank Thee for freedom and remember the enslaved.
May these remembrances stir us to service.
That Thy gifts to us may be used for others. Amen."
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Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
Emmet Fox E-Zine
spiritual or inner meaning of "Thanksgiving" is more than
Webster's definition of "an act of giving thanks."
Thanksgiving is more than the expression of our grateful
thoughts to God, for His unending blessings. Thanksgiving
has to do with our spiritual attitude toward life. In 1
Thessalonians 5:18 we read, "In everything give thanks."
Complaining is so easy. We complain about our job, our
family, the weather, our boss, our neighbors, the kids, slow
Wi-Fi, long lines, and so much more. Emmet Fox tells us that
Thanksgiving is "a joyous and enthusiastic acceptance."
Thanksgiving then, is not a just a question of whether we
are going to give thanks, it is a question of what thoughts
we will allow to rule us.
MOUNTAIN - Emmet Fox
shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain.-Isaiah 1I: 9∑
promised _ that anyone of us who really desires it, and means
business, can have peace of mind, poise, and security, and with
these things go naturally freedom, all round harmony, and a joyous
and interesting life. God has promised us that, if we really desire
it, and mean business, we can live in perfect safety no matter what
may be happening around us; and that we shall not only be safe but
that we shall realize it and thus be free from even groundless fear.
And because God is Divine Love He has ordained that we can produce
these conditions, at least to a large extent, for those we love and
wish to help. So this is not just a selfish arrangement for taking
care of ourselves exclusively. God makes this glorious promise in
the pages of the Bible, in many different texts throughout the whole
book; each worded differently and approaching the subject from a
different angle, but teaching the same lesson. The gist of the
matter is that to bring these things about we have to pray
frequently, to try to get as good a realization of the Presence of
God with us, as we can, and to train ourselves to give all power to
Him-which, of course, means giving no power to anything unlike Him.
It is needless to say that this condition is not completely attained
overnight. It takes time. But it is surprising how much can be
attained, and how one's conditions can be radically improved for the
better even in a few weeks-if he means business. This, of course, is
really what some of the old mystics called the Practice of the
Presence of God. The important thing is to know that it is not
something mystical, abstract, intricate; but something plain simple,
and practical, if not exactly easy. Remind yourself frequently
throughout the day that God is with you, caring for you, you; and
that whatever you are saying or doing is really being done through
you by Him. Not very subtle or abstruse is it?
that, in the Bible, the mountain always: means uplifted thought,
awareness of the Presence of God, and is therefore holy-which means
not pious or sanctimonious, but peaceful, healthful, harmonious, and
joyous. The promise is clear and unmistakable. We cannot be hurt in
any way if we dwell, much of our time, on the holy mountain.
An Angel on Your Shoulder
Emmet "Fox not only preached the
Truth but he told his students how to use it, actually do it.
"There is one method of spiritual progress," he would say, and
that "is by the Practice of the Presence of God, whether we call
this Scientific Prayer or Spiritual Treatment. There is no
other way." To know the Truth is really to know that the
problem in question does not belong to you as a child of God;
that you really have an angel sitting on your shoulder taking
care of the whole thing. Emmet Fox instructed, "each prayer you
pray must be fresh as the morning dew. Those who just repeat
affirmations like a parrot inevitably make the parrot's
demonstration - they remain in the cage." His recommended
"I have conscious Divine
Intelligence. I individualize Omniscience.
I have direct
knowledge of Truth. I have perfect intuition. I have spiritual
perception. I know."
The whole object of spiritual
treatment is to increase your realization of the truth
which you already accept; namely, that God can and will protect
you from all harm, and that fear and error have no power when
you yourself do not give it to them. Realization means to make
God absolutely real to yourself as a subconscious conviction.
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we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest
appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
John F. Kennedy
Emmet Fox was
always pointing out how the tremendous power of God could be
released by the simple acts of prayer. Ease of operation that
accomplished miracles was a thing that always fascinated him.
He sometimes mentioned when he had been to his safe deposit box
at the bank how gently the powerful, heavy door of the vault
opened, and how the guard pointed out the tremendous weight of
the door, yet when unlocked it could move by the slightest touch
of a finger. God did not need to be besieged violently, or
hammered at. "Pray gently," he would say. Gentleness in prayer
was a point he stressed, after sincerity and wholeheartedness.
He said to one student, "speak to God as gently as you would
paint a picture on a cob web."
If there is a high road to
demonstration, it is through praise and Thankgiving.
Giving thanks for the good you expect
from your prayer is really another indication
of your faith. Jesus terminates the
magnificent "Lord's Prayer" with praise to God
- "For Thine is the Kingdom, and the
Power and the Glory."
Emmet Fox (From his essay Spiritual
Be thankful for what you have; youíll end up having more. If you
concentrate on what you donít have, you will never, ever have
Prayer of Gratitude ~ Joseph Murphy
I give thanks sincerely and humbly
for all the goodness, truth, and beauty which
flow through me. I. have a grateful,
uplifted heart for all the good that has come
to me in mind, body, and affairs. I
radiate love and goodwill to all mankind. I
lift them up in my thought and
feeling. I always show my gratitude and give thanks
for all my blessings. The grateful
heart brings my mind and heart in intimate union
with the creative Power of the
Cosmos. My thankful and exalted state of mind leads
me along the ways by which all good
things come. "Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
and into his courts with praise: Be
thankful unto him, and bless his name."
For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful.
And more truly for what I have not received.
You can have true success and happiness in life if
you consistently put these truths into practice in your daily
living. It is your God - given duty to Stake Your Claim to peace,
poise, power, prosperity and health - and God expects you to be
satisfied with nothing less. (Herman Wolhorn)
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Vintage Thank You letters of testimony
"My life and my heath were totally restored from terminal
cancer, many years ago, through the teachings of Emmet Fox, and
practicing the Mental Equivalent." - Dr. Jack Holland Ph.D
Jack in the early 1970's)
Dr. Fox: It is with deep appreciation that I write this
letter. Thank you for all the help you have given me by way of
spiritual treatments for failing eye sight. A recent medical
examination confirms that I will not lose my vision and my sight
has actually improved. I am so blessed to have had your personal
prayers. God bless you Dr. Fox for affirming the truth with me,
and for giving me the gift to see clearly again." Ernest Wagner
(sent to Dr. Fox in 1943. One
of thousands of letters attesting to healing by spiritual mind
Emmet Fox was my teacher, friend, and inspiration. He helped to
build my ministry with seed money. It was Dr. Fox who gave me
the idea for the Children's Church of the Golden Key and it was
his personal treatment which brought my physical healing." Dr.
Emma Smiley, Canada