A Thanksgiving Prayer

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This is something that I wrote some years ago, but it still applies today…

Father, I thank you for all of the ways in which you have blessed me and my family.  Our blessings are so great that it is hard to list them all, but I’d like to highlight some of them.

Thank you for my wonderful spouse, she loves me in spite of my many faults, and she is a joy in my life.  Thank you for my children, guide them in all that they do so that they may always be pleasing in your sight.  I thank you for my home and material blessings; Lord you have out done yourself!

I thank you for my Nation and my community, and for the freedom that we usually take for granted.  I also thank you for my church family, may you continue to bless them and guide them through life according to your will.

Finally Father, I thank you for the person who is reading this right now.  I pray that he or she will be blessed in this coming year, and that they will grow in faith; that they will always walk according to your ways.  I pray that he or she will be blessed with good health, loving family and a grateful outlook on your blessings.  Guide them, I pray, in your ways and according to your purpose.

Father, I ask and pray these things in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, for whom I am most thankful of all… Amen

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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4 Responses to A Thanksgiving Prayer

  1. Reblogged this on random thoughts from lorne and commented:
    Americans are celebrating Thanksgiving today. Yet, when you think of it, every day should be Thanksgiving day.

    This was in my email this morning and I thought I should share it with you.

  2. atimetoshare.me says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Don. May God continue to bless you and your ministry.

  3. Reblogged this on FOR THE LOVE OF GOD and commented:
    Yes, I know; I am posting this days after we have celebrated Thanksgiving in the U.S., but I have said it before and others have reiterated the fact that if we are IN Christ, everyday SHOULD be Thanksgiving Day!

    With that in mind and the thought that being thankful truly is an attitude of a spiritual life, I offer this wonderful prayer from a long-time Brother in Christ.

    Please, don’t just read it; apply it to your heart and spirit. Keep it as a treasure where moth, rust and thief cannot steal it from you! By the way, visit Brother Don’s site for great expository teachings and loads of encouragement and inspiration! And sincerely, God bless you greatly!

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