Today's theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is: Pray always, trusting God alone. 'Give thanks in all circumstances' (1 Thess. 5:18).
Adrienne von Speyr commented on St. Paul's exhortation that the Ephesians "render constant thanks," that we are to offer this prayer of thanksgiving without first inspecting the gift to see if measures up to our personal criteria for thanksgiving. God's providence, which "makes all things work together for good," is unfailingly praiseworthy!