November 22, 2013

Prayer of  Gratitude

In the busy-ness of my life, O Generous God, I can forget to take time to say “thank you” for the abundance in my life.  As the Season of Thanksgiving approaches, I am reminded of  all those good things with which You bless my life.  I am sincerely grateful to You for faith and all the people, events, and opportunities that enrich my life.   (pause)


My heart is filled with thanksgiving for the gift of living,

for the ability to love and be loved,

for the opportunity to see the everyday wonders of creation,

for nourishment, sleep and water,

for a mind that thinks and a body that feels.


I want to have a grateful heart even when those things in my life are less than I would hope them to be – when my circumstances feel challenging, unfair, or even painful.

When life becomes so difficult that I feel afraid, stretched or empty

help me to be grateful that I am not alone

for You are as near to me as my next breath

and that no matter what, You never leave me.

In this quiet moment, I am thankful most for your unconditional and everlasting love.


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