Aug 12, 2013

Prayer of Praise

Here’s a prayer of thanksgiving and praise inspired by the Beatitudes in Matthew 5: 3-12.  It was written by Bruce Prewer.

Prayer of Thanksgiving and Praise: The Beatitudes
(based on Matthew 5: 3-12)

King of the poor
to whom belongs the kingdom of heaven,
we thank you for your mercy
and praise you for your enduring love.

King of the sorrowful
who experience a comfort this world cannot give,
we thank you for your mercy
and praise you for your enduring love.

King of the meek,
who are destined to inherit the earth,
we thank you for your mercy
and praise you for your enduring love.

King of the hungry and thirsty
to whom are given heavenly bread and wine,
we thank you for your mercy
and praise you for your enduring love.

King of the merciful
who receive far more than they ever give or expect,
we thank you for your mercy
and praise you for your enduring love.

King of the pure of heart,
who see God where others see wilderness and despair,
we thank you for your mercy
and praise you for your enduring love.

King of the peacemakers,
who receive the right to be called children of God,
we thank you for your mercy
and praise you for your enduring love.

King of persecuted believers,
who rejoice to be counted worthy of suffering for Christ’s sake,
we thank you for your mercy
and praise you for your enduring love.

Thanks be to you, God of Christ our Wounded King,
for everything he has taught us,
for the humble path he has shown us,
and for all he has suffered for us and the whole world.
For yours in the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever.
Amen!

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