Aug 21, 2013

Prayer: A General Thanksgiving

Here’s a prayer of thanksgiving from the Book of Common Prayer/Book of Divine Worship. 

Thanksgiving Prayer

Accept, O Lord, 
our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us. 
We thank you for the splendor of the whole creation,
for the beauty of this world, 
for the wonder of life,
and for the mystery of love.
We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, 
and for the loving care 
which surrounds us on every side.
We thank you for setting us at tasks 
which demand our best efforts, 
and for leading us to accomplishments
which satisfy and delight us.
We thank you also
for those disappointments and failures
that lead us to acknowledge 
our dependence on you alone.
Above all, we thank you for your Son Jesus Christ; 
for the truth of his Word 
and the example of his life; 
for his steadfast obedience, 
by which he overcame temptation; 
for his dying, 
through which he overcame death;
and for his rising to life again, 
in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom.
Grant us the gift of your Spirit, 
that we may know him and make him known; 
and through him, at all times and in all places,
may give thanks to you in all things. Amen.

~ from the Book of Common Prayer/Book of Divine Worship.  Posted on