Thursday, November 22, 2007
Following is a prayer I read this morning in Grace's newsletter (PDF, page 9), with an introduction by editor Robin Logan: "I wish that I had an exact copy of an eloquent prayer written by Father Leo Crawford when he was at Christ Church in Bastrop, but I will do my best to recreate the spirit of his offering. Please forgive me for not getting it exactly right."
Dear Lord, our God,
Though we may not always understand your ways, we take this time to thank you for the many blessings in our lives.
Thank you for our disappointments,
For through them we can recognize our happiness;
Thank you for our failures,
For they give us the strength and determination to succeed;
Thank you for our broken hearts,
For that teaches us how to love;
Thank you for your grace,
For that gives us peace and compassion;
Thank you for the promise of eternal life,
For that gives us hope for the future. Amen.
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