Prayer for Expressing Gratitude …

Gracious God, in the busy-ness of my day,
I sometimes forget to stop to thank you
for all that is good in my life.

My blessings are many
and my heart is filled
with gratefulness for the gift of living,
for the ability to love
and be loved,
for the opportunity to see
the everyday wonders of creation,
for sleep and water,
for a mind that thinks
and a body that feels.

I thank you, too,
for those things in my life that are less
than I would hope them to be.
Things that seem challenging,
unfair, or difficult.
When my heart feels stretched and empty,
and pools of tears form in my weary eyes,
still I rejoice that you are
as near to me as my next breath
and that in the midst of turbulence,
I am growing and learning.

In the silence of my soul,
I thank you most of all
for your unconditional
and eternal love.
Amen.

— Written by Renée Miller – Explore Faith

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