Prayer of Thanksgiving
All the trees have shed their leaves
made ready for winter’s frigid breeze
grasses have browned, flowers have gone
and I’m missing cheerful birds songs.
Days are short, night seems long
somewhere someone is missing loved ones
many are sad, weary, and worn.
But I want you to know there is still hope
even in the most hardened of days
the holidays are here, it’s time to find cheer
for all the ways we can give thanks.
So, here we are, the end of the month
I’d like to share one thing more
a prayer for us all, to finish the year off
in gratefulness to our Lord.
Thank You Jesus for Your blood
shed to save us from death and hell
Thank You Jesus for Your love
more priceless than any gift could hold
Thank You Jesus for Your breath
traveling through our heart and lungs
Thank You Jesus for never leaving us
thank You for God, Emmanuel.
As I lay my head upon my pillow
at the close of each new day
Lord I want to thank You
for another chance to worship You in praise.
Thank You for Your grace and mercy
thank You for Your all-sufficiency
filling my heart when I am empty.
Thank You for Your peace
when I am at my lowest
and thank You for Your rest
when I’m not feeling at my best.
There’s so much to be grateful for
so many things my heart could explore
I cannot count the ways You bless us
so I guess, just thank You
for all You are, all You do,
and all ways You see us through.
©30 November 2021
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his[a];
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.