Aug 28, 2012

Prayer of Thanksgiving: Simple Gifts


Here’s a prayer of thanksgiving written by Bruce Prewer.

Simple Gifts

The smell of the bush
after some rain,
the desert in flower
on a red plain,
the coming of sleep
after much pain;
For gifts simple and profound,
we thank you, loving Friend.

The sound of waves
along the shore,
the children’s laugher
as they explore,
the promise of love
for evermore:
For gifts simple and profound,
we thank you, loving Friend.

The sight of black swans
on a calm lake,
the taste of summer
in a fruit cake,
travelling by faith
after a mistake:
For gifts simple and profound,
we thank you, loving Friend.

The scent of green grass
from the cut lawn,
the pure-white blossom
on a rough thorn,
the return of hope
with a new dawn:

For gifts simple and profound,
we thank you, loving Friend.

The fragrance of bread
just freshly made,
the brimming cup
sipped in the shade,
the pardon of debts
never repaid:
For gifts simple and profound,
we thank you, loving Friend.
                                               
~ written by Bruce Prewer, in “More Australian Psalms.”  Copyright © B.D. Prewer & Open Book Publishers. Posted on Bruce Prewer’s Homepage.  http://www.bruceprewer.com/