Dear God, I thank you for every breath I take,
For daily kindnesses, for friends who share my smiles and tears,
For sun and rain, for planting and harvest seasons,
For times of sorrow and for times of joy.
I praise you, God, for your amazing grace given freely to all,
For forgiving me when I do not deserve mercy,
For loving me when I feel unloveable, and
For holding me when I cannot stand.
I worship thee, God, for thy unfailing goodness,
For showering us with gifts we seldom see,
For giving us the miracles of life and laughter and beauty,
For showing us that the path to happiness and peace
Is following you.
© Carol Brown