Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Prayer 1191- a prayer of gratitude


Holy One, we offer You our thanks and praise as we rise from our beds to do your work today. We thank You for making us a part of your glorious creation, for the splendor of earth and sky. 

We thank you for the grace of a new bloom where yesterday there was only green: may we rejoice in the beauty that we too often rush past, slow down and mark your goodness to us in all things. 

We thank You for the people we will meet this day, Lord Jesus, and pray that we will be a blessing to them. May our love and action be a testimony of your eternal truth and lovingkindness in all things. 

Merciful God, you know our joys and concerns: bless and hallow all those for whom lift up to You as we pray.

Amen.

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