Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Litany of Thanks

Let us give thanks to God our Father for all his gifts so freely bestowed upon us.

For the beauty and wonder of your creation, in earth and sky and sea...

For all that is gracious in the lives of men and women, revealing the Image of Christ...

For our daily food and drink, our homes and families, our friends...

For minds to think, hearts to love, and hands to serve...

For the health and strength to work, and leisure to rest and play...

For the brave and courageous who are patient in suffering and faithful in adversity...

For all valiant seekers of truth, liberty and justice...

For the communion of saints, in all times and places...

We thank you, Lord.

Above all, we give you thanks for the great mercies and promises given to us in Christ Jesus our Lord, to whom be praise and glory with you, O Father, and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.  Amen.

(From the Anglican/Episcopal Book of Common Prayer)

2 comments:

Randy S. said...

What a prayer! Amen!

Lori Shaffer said...

I just realized I didn't give credit where it's due! This is NOT original to me...as you may have already guessed.