Thankful to the Lord, Today and Every Day

From the Book of Common Prayer 1979 of the Episcopal Church, USA

A Litany of Thanksgiving

Let us give thanks to God our Father for all his gifts so freely bestowed upon us.

For the beauty and wonder of your creation, in earth and sky and sea, We thank you, Lord.

For all that is gracious in the lives of men and women, revealing the image of Christ, We thank you, Lord.

For our daily food and drink, our homes and families, and our friends, We thank you, Lord.

For minds to think, and hearts to love, and hands to serve, We thank you, Lord.

For health and strength to work, and leisure to rest and play, We thank you, Lord.

For the brave and courageous, who are patient in suffering and faithful in adversity, We thank you, Lord.

For all valiant seekers after truth, liberty, and justice, We thank you, Lord.

For the communion of saints, in all times and places, We thank you, Lord.

Above all, we give you thanks for the great mercies and promises given to us in Christ Jesus our Lord; To him be praise and glory, with you, O Father, and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

8 Responses to Thankful to the Lord, Today and Every Day

  1. BK Jackson November 25, 2021 at 5:50 am #

    Amen. So thankful for His great mercy and love for us.

  2. Virginia Sue Graham November 25, 2021 at 6:11 am #

    Amen. A blessed thanksgiving to all.

  3. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser November 25, 2021 at 6:31 am #

    Thank You, Lord, for what I face
    through each and every sleepless night,
    for the pain that turns to grace
    and keeps me in the fight.
    Thank You for the dogs, oh Lord,
    that You’ve placed in my care;
    beneath my Damoclean sword,
    I rise because they’re there,
    and step into the predawn frost,
    leg wrapped tight to brace the tumour,
    and I know all’s not yet lost
    for I have have heard the rumour
    that some tin soldiers in this strife
    will by Your hand be brought to life.

    The allusion in the last line is taken from CS Lewis’ ‘The Joyful Christian’.

  4. kathybarrett222@yahoo.com November 25, 2021 at 7:38 am #

    A beautiful poem of Thanksgiving. Thank you, Tamela. I will incorporate this prayer in our family dinner time. Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to all at Steve Laube agency.

  5. Georgia Francis November 25, 2021 at 8:37 am #

    “For minds to think, and hearts to love, and hands to serve, We thank you, Lord.”

    Thank you, Tamela, “minds, hearts, and hands” means so much to me.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family at the Steve Laube Agency.

  6. Michael Kalous November 25, 2021 at 8:49 am #

    Thank you, Tamela. I will share this with my family and friends today. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  7. Loretta Eidson November 25, 2021 at 3:08 pm #

    Beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving, Tamela.

  8. Patti Jo Moore November 25, 2021 at 8:49 pm #

    Thank you for sharing this Tamela.
    I hope you and your family have had a blessed Thanksgiving.
    We serve an amazing God!

    Blessings, Patti Jo

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