A Litany of Thankfulness


Abundant flowers at the Mustard Seed House

Abundant flowers at the Mustard Seed House

Yesterday I posted on Why Does God’s Path Always Seem So Narrow?a reflection on our need to be thankful for the abundant blessings of God that are already present in this moment. Out of that has flowed this litany of thankfulness to God. Enjoy!

God the fulfiller of enduring promises,

Christ the sharer of abundant love,

Spirit the giver of eternal life,

Holy Trinity, One in essence, Three in person,

For your welcome to this lavish feast of plenty, 

We praise and thank you today.

God of the plentiful and ever giving heart,

Christ of the generous and overflowing bounty,

Spirit who gives enough for our own needs and abundance for every good work,

Holy Trinity, One in essence, Three in person,

For the wonder of your provision that never runs dry, 

We praise and thank you today.

God whose love never gives up,

Christ whose forgiveness never says no,

Spirit whose mercy never lets go,

Holy Trinity, One in essence, Three in person,

For the hope and promise of your inexhaustible abundance, 

We praise and thank you today.

God may we look and see your abundance pressing in all around,

Rich fruit, luxuriant growth, laden branches hanging low,

May we remember they can obscure the path that winds so narrow out before us,

Holy Trinity, One in essence, Three in person,

May we remember your provision is inexhaustible, a harvest that never ends,

And give you praise and thanks this day.

God as we eat from your table of plenty,

May we see what you have placed in our hands,

Beauty beyond words, creativity beyond imagining, generosity overflowing,

Everything God bathed, Son drenched, Spirit inspired,

May we taste and see that all you give is good,

And raise our voices in praise and thanks and gratitude.

Amen

 

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3 Responses

  1. The path is not too narrow for our soul which longs for him and seeks always to walk that path. And freely does so in those times of stillness and prayer before Him. Unfortunately it is yet trapped in this body of flesh which is too wide for the path.

    Wonderful prayer dear Chris. Thanks for sharing it.
    Paul samuels

  2. Thanks Paul I love that thought “The path is not too narrow for our soul” – did you also read the reflection from yesterday which expresses some of what I have been learning about the narrow way of God.

  3. Reblogged this on Hear what the Spirit is saying and commented:
    Sunday we heard how Jesus, with the help of a little boy and his lunch, fed a great crowd of people (collecting 12 baskets full of left overs). God of abundance. Here’s a litany to give voice to the prayers of our hearts.

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