Sunday, November 26, 2006

A Thanksgiving Prayer

This morning at church we were encouraged to offer our prayers of thanksgiving. The following prayer came to mind. It didn't come out quite like this, but this is what I wanted to say:

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Dear God, thank you for the amazing variety in your creation:
The variety of objects in the universe,
as well as the variety of life here on earth.
Thank you for giving your creation the ability to adapt
and to thrive whatever the challenge.

Thank you also, God, that even though you made your creation
so that it can run quite well enough on its own,
you also made it possible that we can call on you
when we need you to intervene.
And we thank you that you do intervene:
to heal, to create, to re-create.
All we need is a little faith.

Finally, God, thank you that even though you made humans
with the ability to make decisions freely,
you chose to intervene in our lives,
by reaching into our hearts through the Holy Spirit,
to draw us to yourself and to make us your own.
Thank you for that most precious gift: for choosing me.

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Hope the reader(s) had a nice Thanksgiving holiday. Hopefully the posting pace will pick up some in the coming weeks.