Prayer of Thanksgiving
  Walter Rauschenbusch
O God, we thank you for this earth, our home;
For
the wide sky and the blessed sun,
For the salt sea and the running
water,
For the everlasting hills
And the never-resting winds,
For trees
and the common grass underfoot.
We thank you for our senses
By which we
hear the songs of birds,
And see the splendor of the summer fields,
And
taste of the autumn fruits,
And rejoice in the feel of the snow,
And smell
the breath of the spring.
Grant us a heart wide open to all this
beauty;
And save our souls from being so blind
That we pass
unseeing
When even the common thornbush
Is aflame with your glory,
O
God our creator,
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
From Living God’s Justice: Reflections and Prayers, compiled by
The Roundtable Association of Diocesan Social Action Directors

We are blessed

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