(I wrote this two years ago and cannot remember what transpired then to thank the Lord. But these days I am thankful for so many things. Every time I remember something good in my life I say, Thank you Lord at that very moment and praise Him for His blessings. And this piece is so apt for the ongoing thankfulness in my heart.)
Thank you, Lord, for Your many blessings. The snow, the rain the beautiful sky and the green green grass. All of it has a purpose and exist for Your pleasure.
Thank you for Your kindness and mercy, Lord. For the happiness that fills souls and the bursts of joy that permeates our hearts.
Thank you for the sadness too that sometimes makes it way slowly through. After the rain, comes the rainbow. We know You are never far away. You walk beside us. You hold our hands. We can count on You to never let go.
We’re often tempted to ask You, why, why, why, why? when things don’t go our way or troubles come visiting. But Your ways are not our ways and we do not always understand the why or the what or the when.
Help us Lord, to accept our situations and happenings that surround us. Bless us with Your presence and Your signs. We know You love us, and can forgive us when we go through moments of doubt and ungratefulness. Help us Lord, to seek Your will in everything we do, no matter how hard. And when the road gets lonely and difficult and we’re at our wits’ end, whisper sweet nothings so that we can go on. Another step, forward, to move closer on the road yet to be travelled.
Thank you, Lord for Your grace and abundance, that You have blessed us with. For those happy moments that make life worth living, for the opportunity to show Your mercy to our fellow travellers, to share our possessions with abandonment and love our neighbour. Thank you for being our Awesome God, who made us in Your own image, for giving us free will, knowing that this would give us the choice to accept or abandon our Creator. Thank you for coming down to earth to be with Your creation. You came as a helpless baby at the mercy of Your very creation.
We bow down before You. You are our Lord and Saviour. Forgive us O Loving God for our transgressions for Your mercy is great and Your love is everlasting.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your blessings!