Oct 17, 2011

Prayer of Thanksgiving: Psalm 107


Here’s a paraphrase of Psalm 107: 1-7, 33-37 written by Nathan Nettleton as a prayer of thanksgiving.

Psalm 107: 1-7, 33-37

Thank you, LORD! Thank you for being so good.
   Your rock-solid love will never end.

LORD, we freely and openly acknowledge
   that it was you who got us out of trouble;
      you who put us back on the right track.
You gathered us from the four corners of the globe,
   from wherever we had been lost or exiled.

Some of us were lost in pitiless deserts,
   desperate to find shelter and company.
Without food or water,
   our courage dried up and our steps grew weak.

In sheer despair, we cried out to you, LORD,
   and in a flash, you came to our rescue.
You guided us back to the main road
   and got us safely to the nearest town.

When people become corrupt, LORD,
   you dry up their water supplies;
lakes become deserts
   and fruitful land, a salt-scarred waste.

But you love to bring new life, LORD;
   to pour water down dry creek beds
      and make the deserts burst into flower.
You love to open up arid land
   and make new places of plenty
where the homeless and hungry
   can build and plant and prosper.

© 2001 Nathan Nettleton LaughingBird.net