A Prayer Of Thanksgiving

Gracious and Merciful Lord,

You are our wondrous God!
The universe is arrayed with the magnificence of Your creation as the sun, moon, and stars reflect Your awesome might. The depths of the seas contain unimaginable color and beauty which You, the Creator, have hidden away for mankind to find. Mankind himself whom You formed is a mystery of chemical composites, genes and organs which voluntarily work together to sustain life. No earthly mind can begin o fathom the magnitude of Your great love and power. Yet, Lord, in the busyness of our days and our weak faith do we take You for granted. You are the source of all goodness and beauty!

We acknowledge before You that we have sinned exceedingly in thought, word, and deed and deserve Your eternal judgment. But You have picked us back up and have washed us clean with the blood of the Lamb, Your Son, whom You gave to die on the cross, then rose that we may be made Your children again. Thank You, Lord, for Jesus, our Rescuer. Thank You for our loving families, our comfortable homes, bountiful food, and the daily blessings You give,
many of which are unknown to us.

Be with our country and call it back to godliness, faith, and virtue.
Help us to realize that You alone give us true peace and comfort in all our tragedies. We pray that each individual ling in the world may come to know and adore You, the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Through the working of Your Holy Spirit, give us generous hearts that reflect our love for You. Clothe us with Your perfect righteousness through faith in Jesus and make us Yours forevermore.

We ask all of this in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus. Amen.