Mar 30, 2014

Prayer: We Give You Thanks and Praise

Here’s a prayer of thanksgiving from Christine Jerrett.

Prayer

Now we know:
all is grace
all is gift.
You give us all good things:
life and love;
daily bread and water that quenches our thirst;
friends and faith.

Most of all, in your Son, Jesus,
you meet us with a love that will never let us go;
you utter words of mercy and forgiveness
that override the hurts,
and heal our brokenness;
you offer new beginnings
where we had expected only dead ends.

We give you thanks and praise
for the mystery of your suffering love
that gives us life.
We give you thanks and praise
that you know our weakness
and hear our prayers.
We give you thanks and praise
that all our dying and living
is held in your good keeping.

Now we know:
all is grace
all is gift.
We give you thanks and praise.

~ written by Christine Jerrett, and posted on Christine Jerrett: Reflections on being the Church in God’s new creation. http://christinejerrett.wordpress.com/tag/prayer/