Prayer is such a huge factor in showing our gratitude to our loving Heavenly Father. We are advised to pray morning and night by our Prophet today and in times of old. In the Book of Mormon a Prophet named Alma was giving his son Helaman advice in Alma 37:37, and told him to "Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day." Doesn't that just make you want to pray? I learned a few reasons why we need to be grateful. the first reason is because it will make you feel more humble. We all a kick in the rear sometimes because we are not humble. By expressing gratitude, it will automatically bring out your humility. Second when we're grateful we realize how blessed we really are which in turn, will make you so happy and humble. And the last reason why we should be grateful is because it will bring a beautiful spirit into your life.
Did you know that we can pray and during the whole prayer just tell your Heavenly Father what you are thankful or grateful for? These are called gratitude prayers. Try it, it will change you.