A Thanksgiving prayer of Thanks
I’m thankful Lord, for joys
You’ve given me through thisÂ year.
They’ve brightened every moment
And brought me so much cheer.
They’ve given me a picture
Of your great, deep love
And your tender watch care
From your home in Heaven above.
I’m thankful Lord, for trials,
Painful though they may be,
They’ve brought me closer to your side,
And helped me to Â better see
Just how much I need you,
In every moment ofÂ myÂ day
To gently lead meÂ always forward
In what I know is yourÂ perfectÂ way.
I’m thankful Lord, for all you’ve done
To keep me Â safe through this year.
I’m thankful for all little the blessings,
And for your presence I know is near.
-Chantel Harding Brankshire (2006)