Prayer: Of Thanksgiving

Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have 
done for us. We thank you for the splendor of the whole 
creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love.

We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for 
the loving care which surrounds us on every side.

We thank you for setting us at tasks which demand our best 
efforts, and for leading us to accomplishments which satisfy 
and delight us.

We thank you also for those disappointments and failures
 that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on you alone.

Above all, we thank you for your Son Jesus Christ; for the
 truth of his Word and the example of his life; for his steadfast 
obedience, by which he overcame temptation; for his dying,
 through which he overcame death; and for his rising to life
 again, in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom.

Grant us the gift of your Spirit, that we may know him and 
make him known; and through him, at all times and in all 
places, may give thanks to you in all things. Amen.

The Book of Common Prayer, 1979, pg. 836

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