Thursday, November 27, 2008

My Thanksgiving Prayer

Precious Heavenly Father:


Without you I am nothing. Without you my possessions hold no value. Without you my dreams void meaning and my identity is tarnished and warped. Without you I know not how to recognize beauty, embrace hope, bestow mercy, or accept love. Without you, morning is as dark as night and my tongue tastes only bitterness. Without you I am no one…without you I am nothing.


Father, please forgive me for the times I have forgotten the joy found in You…the joy that is You. I come before You, Most Glorious King Eternal, and humbly bow my heart in thanksgiving and praise.


Thank you for never giving up on me, and for loving me despite my insubordination…my selfishness…my failings.


Thank you for understanding me when I babble, and for searching my heart to help me better know my place in You.


Thank you for this shelter I have on earth and for the mansion in which I will reside in heaven.


Thank you for allowing me to both receive and give love to other humans.


Thank you for once making me a bride, and for creating two babies for me to mother.


Thank you for holding me during the times I, with my face planted to the floor, sobbed without a hint of inhibition.


Thank you for the promise to refine me so that my reflection will bear the image of Christ Jesus.


Thank you for denying some of my requests…even those made in genuine earnest; and for providing all of which I need.


Thank you for the grace I so unfairly obtained through the sacrifice of your flawless Son.

Oh Gracious Father, thank you…thank you…thank you… for calling me your own. Amen.

Psalm 118:28-29 (New Living Translation)

You are my God, and I will praise you! You are my God, and I will exalt you! Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.






27 comments:

Dawn said...

a beautiful, amazing prayer... thank you for putting words to my heart... happy thanksgiving... every day.

Beth in NC said...

Amen! Well said. Bless you and Happy Thanksgiving!

Jenn said...

Wonderfully written! Happy Thanksgiving.

Candace Jean July 16 said...

Beautiful prayer. Thank you for sharing it. May you have a blessed day with your family!

Gwen said...

Beautiful prayer. Thank you for sharing. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful!!! May we all have a heart as thankful as yours.

Be Blessed Today and Everyday In The Coming Year!

sister sheri said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mel said...

Beautiful!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Kimberly said...

~contented sigh~

I just love Him!

Happy day after Thanksgiving!
:) Love,
K

Aspiemom said...

That was beautiful and I really needed that this morning! God Bless!

Shannon said...

Beautiful.

Jill said...

What a beautiful prayer!

I echo your prayer and say AMEN!

Praying you had a blessed Thanksgiving!

Hugs and blesssings,
Jill

lisasmith said...

Tears fall as I read this. Thank you, Jesus for all your goodness. Thank you that apart from you is no good thing. Thank you for not leaving me apart from you!!!

I am sooooo glad you found me too! I absolutely l.o.v.e. your story and every time I read your writing I cry. Thank you for sharing!

GrandCanyonMom said...

I found myself praying along as I was reading with a "Yes!"..."Yes, Lord." ... "Thank You Father"

Thank you for this beautiful prayer!

Jaime

Jennifer said...

Well said, as usual! Happy Thanksgiving!

Jennifer

Sit A Spell said...

Very nice...God knows your heart.

Bless...shell

Cindy said...

This is beautiful Angela ~ As always.

super tweaky mel said...

this was amazing. So beautifully written. I didn't verbalize it like you did - but I sure thought it in my own way. Thank you for sharing.

hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Elizabeth said...

This is just beautiful!!!

Julie Evans said...

Beauty, truth and goodness.

Tiffany Stuart said...

Loved your prayer...Heartfelt. Precious...

Thank you for sharing. I loved the beginning "without you" and the list of "thank you's."

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

Beautiful! I hope your Thanksgiving was an enjoyable one!

Wifey said...

Nice. And, thank you for always uplifting me whenever I visit.

Alana said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Treasure Seeker said...

Wow! My heart was stirred! Beautifully prayed!

thanks!
your pen ~through the anointing of the Holy Spirit~ draws to the throne room.

blessings,
dorinda

elizabeth embracing life said...

Thanks be to God!!!

Gretchen said...

Not only on Thanksgiving, but always. Thank you for writing this prayer for us all to share in.

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