Thankfully we praise you
For awakening our slumbering heart,
Gently touching our wounded souls,
Healing our diseased spirits.
Praise you, O Father of Life.
Thank you for the flowers that dot the landscape.
Thank you for the variety of shape and size.
Thank you for the splashes of color; some muted and subtle, others vibrant and bright.
Thank you that they don’t all come at one time but instead, share their beauty in turn, giving us all a variety of beauty over the course of the season.
Thank you for the art.
Thank you for the flowers.
I’m thankful for our house that is warm on cold winter’s mornings, for a pantry that is full and cars that take us from point “A” to point “B” with safety.
I’m thankful for friends who love us despite our poorly chosen words and thoughtless deeds, for children who are a blessing from day to day, year to year.
I’m thankful for our family; My mother and father. My brother and sisters. My in-laws.
For so many things, I am thankful. For so many people, I am thankful.
But most of all, I am thankful for this past year and your love for us throughout the days. Not because everything went well, because we know it didn’t. But because you were faithful to see us through the difficult times as well as bless us during the good. And we know that you will be just as faithful in the coming days and we are grateful.
So, we ask, help us to be just as faithful to you, in good and in bad, in days of plenty and of want.