For Thanksgiving: A beautiful prayer

 

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This is a beautiful prayer for Thanksgiving:

For the expanding grandeur of Creation, worlds known and unknown, galaxies beyond galaxies,
filling us with awe and challenging our imaginations,
We thank you

For this fragile planet earth, its times and tides, its sunsets and seasons,
We thank you

For the joy of human life, its wonders and surprises,
its hopes and achievements,
We thank you

For human community, our common past and future hope, our oneness transcending all separation, our capacity to work for peace and justice in the midst of hostility and oppression,
We thank you

For high hopes and noble causes, for faith without fanaticism, for understanding of views not shared,
We thank you

For all who have labored and suffered for a fairer world, who have lived so that others might live in dignity and freedom,
We thank you

For human liberties and sacred rites,
for opportunities to change and grow, to affirm and choose,
We thank you

We pray that we may live not by our fears but by our hopes, not by our words but by our deeds.
We thank you.

Mishkan T’Filah, adapted from Eugene Picket (used with permission from O.Eugene Pickett)

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One Comment Add yours

  1. LindaP says:

    Wonderful prayer!

    Like

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