A Prayer of Thanksgiving

God of all blessings, source of all life,
giver of all grace;
We thank you for the gift of life:
for the breath that sustains life,
for the love of family and friends
without which there would be no life.

We thank you for setting us in communities:
for families who nurture our becoming,
for friends who love us by choice,
for companions at work,
who share our burdens and daily tasks,
for strangers
who welcome us into their midst,
for people from other lands
who call us to grow in understanding,
for children
who lighten our moments of delight,
for the unborn
who offer us hope for the future.

We thank you for this day;
for life and one more day to love,
for opportunity and one more day to work
for justice and peace,
for neighbours and one more person to love
for your grace and one more experience of your presence
for your promise;
to be with us, to be our God,
and to give salvation.

For these, and all blessings,
we give thanks, eternal, loving God,
through Jesus Christ we pray, Amen.

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