A Litany of Praise and Thanksgiving

This beautiful time of year gives us pause to remember the many things in our lives for which we are grateful. Despite the difficulties of the times, the losses of dear loved ones and the many alienations that come with a pandemic, we are people of gratitude—and we continually find joy in the small things and peace in the many blessings that come our way. In a large way, we are blessings to others by lightening their burdens and sharing the bounty, however small, bestowed upon us. We are people whose hearts are filled with gratitude for every small gift that comes our way, and so we pray:

For the bounty of our blessings, we thank you, God.
For the gifts of peace that fills our hearts, we thank you, God.
For the ability to share our wealth with others, we thank you, God.
For the wonder and awe of your love for us, we praise you, God.
For the beauty of nature and the joy it brings, we praise you, God.
For the gift of family, and the caring we share, we praise you, God.
For the great gift of life, we thank you, God.
For the mercy that you extend, we thank you, God.
For the opportunities to assist others, we thank you, God.
For the persons, places and things you send our way, we praise you, God.
For the gift of Faith, which soothes our hearts, we praise you, God.
For the ability to turn the other cheek, we praise you, God.
For the strength to do good things, we thank you, God.
For the opportunities we gather to pray, sing and honor you, we thank you, God.
For the gift of home, we thank you, God.
For the occasions we can join together and share a meal, we thank you, God.
For the ability to make room for one more at the table, we thank you, God.
For our thankful hearts, we praise you, God.


A Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to all!






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