For prayers of thanks, we give thanks

One could say I’m being a lazy blogger by simply reblogging my Thanksgiving piece from last year. One could. But one won’t because I still believe these things as strongly this year. Blessed Thanksgiving to one and all.

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Gracious God, giver of all good things,

for arising this day to draw breath, we give thanks.

For enough mental acuity to express gratitude, we give thanks.

For the sunrise’s early resplendent shout of morning, we give thanks.

For the passage of time, from then to now to then, we give thanks.

For a body capable of that which we consider essential, we give thanks.

For the car heater slowly blasting frost from the windshield, we give thanks.

For the car, a heater and a windshield, we give thanks.

For the long, protective arms of God, the windshield of our lives, we give thanks.

For the choice to wear clothing not made by little Filipino girls chained to a desk, we give thanks.

For the sight required to read what we write, we give thanks.

For the ability to read what we see, we give thanks.

For an education that…

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2 thoughts on “For prayers of thanks, we give thanks

  1. Hi Rob. I am just looking for a place to leave a comment. I like your blogs. I wonder if you have read Catholic writer Micheal O Brien or the poet Ruth Pitter.

    Last night my 7 year old, going to bed, said “Mom, I just really like ‘Be That As It May’. I think that is a good CD for riding home from the airport.”

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    1. Amy, I know of Michael O’Brien but haven’t read any of his work to my knowledge. I’m afraid I don’t know Ruth Pitter. I’ll do what every twenty-first century person does and…Google ’em!

      I’m so glad you enjoy the CD. It means the world to me. I’m working on a 5 song EP right now. My eldest, Calum, is producing it. It’s gonna be ten times the product that Be That As It May was.

      Peace to you and yours this Advent…R

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