A Prayer of Thanksgiving

Let us pray.

Eternal God, you have given us everything; we now focus our thoughts on thanking you for such generosity. You have given us life. Help us to use our lives wisely, to enjoy your creation, the continual passing of the seasons which delights our senses, the work of our hands, and the gift of friendship.

Through Jesus Christ you have given us the revelation of your love in the life Christ led, the proclamation of truth in the things he said, and your promise of eternal life through our faith in him. To each generation you give the gift of inspiration to serve Christ — knowledge of your Word, new understandings, new power to control and direct our lives.

We thank you for all you have given to us so in everything may we give glory to Jesus the Christ.

Amen.

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