Grateful with singleness of heart
THANKSGIVING PRAYER 2008
Give us truth in our thanksgiving that we may be grateful with singleness of heart.
We are thankful for the extravagance of the harvest:
For flavors, fragrances, melodies, shapes and colors;
For love, and the love that makes love;
For new babies and old friends;
For the strength that comes from courage;
For the joy that is born of integrity; For the peace that flows from tenderness; For good books, interesting places and unexpected beauty;
For artists who make music, prophets who love justice, statesmen who make peace; and saints who make little heavens in places of distress.
We are grateful for work and for days off; for letters from dear ones and someone to write to; For things that touch our hearts and bring tears to our eyes; for laughter and fun; For children who keep us young, experiences that make us wise, and friends who make us necessary.