Prayer of Thanksgiving

God of all blessings, source of favor, author of love, and giver of grace, we thank You for the gift of life. For the breath that sustains us in our daily lives, for the food that the nature give to nurture basic needs, and for the love of family and friends that without which, days would be lifeless. We thank You for the mysteries of Your creations. For the beauty that can be seen by the naked eyes, for the joy that the hearts can feel, for the future that is unknown bringing the universe its wonders, and for the expanse of space that draws us beyond the definitions of our selves. Our Redeemer, we also want to give You thanks for waking us up on this wonderful day. We thank You for protection, not only over ourselves, but for our loved ones as well.

We praise Your name for bringing us into communities. For our families who nurture our becoming, for friends who love us by choice, for our colleagues at work who share our burdens from daily jobs, for some strangers who welcome us into their company, for people from other nation who call us to grow our understanding, for children who enlighten our daily routine with delight, and for the unborn who offer us hope for the future.

We continue to worship You for giving us one more day to love. For opportunities and a day to work for justice and peace, for Your grace and one more chance to experience of your presence, and for Your promises. To be with us, be our God, and offer Your salvation. We appreciate You, Father, for sending Your Son to die on that old rugged cross to redeem us of our sins. For these, and all blessings, we give you thanks, eternal, loving God, through Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.