A PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
Today has been dark, windy and cool. I wanted something to brighten it up a little, so I thought about this prayer of thanksgiving I wrote in March of 2015. It seems that when I voice my thanksgiving, my whole attitude gradually changes. Instead of moping around I want to praise God for all His blessings. I invite you to pray along with me. May you be encouraged to find light and beauty in your life today.
Light and Beauty
(a prayer of thanksgiving)
Thank you, Lord, for light and beauty in loving family relationships,
with joy and pain, closeness and love.
Thank you, Lord, for beauty and light in the ever changing sky
and beautiful flowers, all pointing to You.
Thank you, Lord, for light and beauty in growing friendships
that strengthen my walk with You.
Thank you, Lord, for beauty and light in art, music and poetry,
evoking joy or sadness, revealing deep truths.
Thank you, Lord, for light and beauty,
for without them life would be dull, dark, colorless, shapeless.
Thank you, Lord, for beauty and light which you have provided
to bring nourishment for our very souls.
Thank you, Lord, for light and beauty in the ability you give
to create with words, sounds and images.
When I look at your creation – stars, sun, moon, clouds, trees, flowers,
animals, rain, snow, blowing winds – I am filled with reverent awe.
With my whole being I want to praise and worship You, our majestic,
wonderful, loving, faithful Creator, Sustainer, Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
May I look to You this day for wisdom, grace, and strength,
with eyes wide open to see beauty and light wherever I am.