Monday Morning Offering: 11/25

Coffee in the Morning

Thanksgiving's just a few days away, Lord,
and I want to be ready on Thursday
to thank you for all I have,
for all you've given me,
for what I have in abundance:
I want to remember the ways
you've helped me since Thanksgiving,
just last year...

Help me remember, Lord,
when your strength, not mine,
got me through the really hard times...

Help me remember
how, in your love,
you’ve never left me alone...

Help me remember
the gift of your mercy
each time I've strayed from your grace...

Help me remember
how every time I’ve prayed
you’ve been there to hear me...

Help me remember
how I've survived and moved on
past things I thought I’d never get by…

Help me remember
how you stay by my side
when moving on is hard - and not yet done...

Help me remember
the people who love and care for me
family and friends, at work and at school…

Help me remember the most basic gifts:
food and water, warm clothing, a place to live,
safety, liberty and freedom... 

Help me remember
all those who serve and protect me
whose names I don't even know...

Help me remember and be grateful for,
my vision, my hearing, my sense of touch
and all the good things I smell and taste…

Help me remember
and thank you for the clean air I breathe,
the beauty I see and the music I hear...

Help me remember
what I take for granted
and open my eyes to what I’ve missed...

Help me remember
the gifts I've forgotten
and the people I've forgotten to thank...

Help me remember
that every good gift comes from you, Lord,
from your heart to mine, to be shared...

Help me remember and never forget
how many are the reasons
I have for thanksgiving...

Help me remember,
that on Thursday I'll thank you
for all the blessings I count as mine...

So this morning and all this week,
I praise you with all my heart:
I praise you my God,
from whom all blessings flow...


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