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Words Fail

Heavenly Father, words fail to express
The deepest gratitude, the sharpest need,
But still we know how much you bless,
How deeply you love, how wisely you lead.

Our Father, Thank You

Heavenly Father, thank you for life
In Christ — for minds that seek to know
The reason why we’re here — for hearts
That feel emotions, good and bad —
For wills that choose what pleases you —
For bodies of living sacrifice —
For eyes that see and ears that hear —
For limbs that reach for heaven — for lungs
That breathe the Spirit’s air — for hands
That work — for feet that move the gospel
Into the world — for knees that bow
In grateful prayer and ask of you,
The source of all that’s good, to give
Our daily bread — for yearnings of hope
That cry, “Lord, come!” and watch the sky
For signs and angels and rolling clouds.
Our Father, thank you — for today,
For now, for planting us firmly here,
Where we are at present, not
Another place or better time —
For discipline, testing, proof of faith —
For inching forward our commitment —
For faithfulness of your word of promise
On which we count — for love that dies
And lives again in Christ — Ah, yes!
Above all else, for love — Amen!

Whatever Comes My Way

Whatever comes my way I will
accept with quiet gratitude:
What I receive today will give
me cause for joy, all in good time;
And if tomorrow shall remove
what makes me glad today, I’ll thank
the Lord above for his good gift,
allowing me that cherished hour.

Another Journey

We rise again, O Lord, to face
Another journey, another step,
Another day of friendly grace,
For waking joys till now asleep.

Our thanks, O God, for daily bread
And strength, for wisdom’s gentle light,
Midst trial and pain, for faithful aid
Upon the tempter’s fiery height.

My Savior, show me open doors
For Jesus Christ — let me not fear
To bravely leave the safer shores,
But dare, beyond horizons, steer.

Thank you for opportunities

Thank you, Father, for so many opportunities to learn, grow, serve, and love. Instead of being discouraged by so many needs out there, let me be encouraged and motivated that you open so many doors.

My heart overflows with gratitude, O Lord, who gives life, that you preserve us and make life so interesting and beautiful.

God who knows every hair on our heads, I’m terrible at math, and worse at counting my blessings. Help me to keep up better and be grateful. I confess my ingratitude. Continue reading

Many and varied experiences of life

Immutable God, thank you for the many and varied experiences of life through which you teach us so much.

You teach us wonder at your gracious hand upon our souls.

You teach us discipline, in order that we may be holy. Continue reading

For every mood, for every need

For every mood, for every need,
You give us, Lord, a prayer to speak:
A prayer in failure, to soon succeed,
A prayer for strength when feeling weak. Continue reading

We confess our discontent

Father, we confess our discontent, our murmurings, our complaints, our dissatisfaction with your provisions. We have sinned! Gratitude has been squeezed out of our hearts by our desire for more, for something different, for something else. Continue reading

Another breath we don’t deserve

 

We’re glad to have another day,
Another breath we don’t deserve;
Be present, Lord, keep the world at bay,
Let us, your people, like Jesus, serve.

Thanksgiving Day prayer

 Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Thank you, O Lord, for revealing yourself to us, that we might know you.

That you for sending your Son to the earth, that we might be forgiven of sin and redeemed.

Thank you for your indwelling Spirit, who transforms us into the image of Christ.

Thank you for Scripture, which guides us in your Way.

Thank you for establishing the church, that we might have family always near.

Thank you for a purpose, to glorify your name and show your excellent mercies. Continue reading

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