Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. Colossians 4:2
When you focus on the things you don't have you begin to undervalue the blessings God has given you. Then feelings of resentment and shortchanged start to build up. It can happen in our prayers when we only make requests. Take a moment and think through the ways you are blessed and thank God for them. When you truly realize the amount of blessings in your life you truly feel loved by God.
Commentary by Daily Bible Devotions