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.




I’m linking up with: #ThankfulThursday, #ThoughProvokingThursday, #UsCoffeeandJesus, #InspireMeMonday, #RaRaLinkup

21 thoughts on “A Prayer of Thanksgiving

  1. Beautiful and needful. Thank you, Gayl, for bringing a sweet reminder of the beauty and light that surround us and how we need to keep our eyes open to them. Bless you. 🙂 x

  2. I, too, have discovered the power of an attitude of gratitude! It makes a huge difference in my day when I start out by listing all of the blessings in my life!

    1. Gratitude really does make a difference. Now if I could only remember that every day. I’m working on it. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. Blessings to you!

    1. Yes, it is beautiful, isn’t it? I really want to remember to give thanks throughout the day and at least before I go to bed at night. It always helps to stop and think about our blessings. Thanks for your encouragement. Blessings to you!

  3. Beautiful prayer. Thanksgiving does have a unique ability to shift our perspective. Thanks for linking up at Thankful Thursday last week.

    1. Thank you, Jodi! Yes, thanksgiving can be so uplifting and fulfilling. Blessings to you! I like linking up with you and being reminded to be thankful. 🙂

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