Our prayers are stronger when they are built on the foundation of thankfulness.
Thanking God is an essential part of our prayers. All we have comes from God. Thanking God acknowledges that we depend on Him. It stirs up humility in our hearts and allows God to answer our prayers.
Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting And His faithfulness to all generations.