Aug 28, 2012

Prayer of Thanksgiving


Here’s a prayer of thanksgiving from Bruce Prewer.

Thanksgiving for Life

Wonderful God, Creator and Friend, we thank you for this remarkable experience of life in its entirety. For all of its highs and lows, its sweet and sour, pleasure and pain.

When the sun shines on our days and rain refreshes the land overnight, when there is a bounce in our step and a song on our lips: we will thank you, God of all life.

When the clouds are low and a chill wind blows, when the day’s tasks seem onerous and it becomes an effort to smile: we will thank you, God of all life.

When a full moon shines and the night seems like a dear friend, when we go to bed content and sleep is deep and satisfying: we will thank you, God of all life.

When the night is pitch black and our fears leave their hiding places, when we go to bed very weary yet toss and turn all night: we will thank you, God of all life.

When blossom covers the fruit trees and rainbows are in the skies, when our world seems full of promise, and our bodies glow with good health: we will thank you, God of all life.

When hail destroys the harvest and floods sweep a bridge away, when ills afflict our bodies and each day is struggle against pain: we will thank you, God of all life.

When the ocean waves are gentle and bays are like a mirror, when it’s easy to have faith, and our love flows without effort or cost: we will thank you, God of all life.

When the seas are mountainous and ships are in distress, when our faith seems a flimsy vessel and loving takes a determined commitment: we thank you, God of all life.

When new creatures are being born and fresh growth seems everywhere, when children’s laugher rings and young people fall in love: we will thank you, God of all life.

When age and decay seem all around and dear friends suffer and die, we when grow frail and simple tasks take much time and effort: we will thank you, God of all life.

(Singing of the Doxology)

~ written by Bruce Prewer, and posted on Bruce Prewer’s Home Page. http://www.bruceprewer.com/