Showing posts with label prayer of thanks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label prayer of thanks. Show all posts

November 17, 2012

Thanksgiving prayer of thanks to God

One of the psalms for today's reading provides an ongoing prayer of thanks, especially timely during the coming week of Thanksgiving.

As you continue to pray this Bible prayer from Psalm 136, substitute one of the following synonyms for “endure” with each new reading, now and throughout the year:

Withstands
Bears
Tolerates
Sustains
Suffers
Continues
Persists
Stays
Goes on and on and on!

Psalm 136
poem paraphrase by Mary Harwell Sayler

Thank You! Thank You, LORD,
for You are good.
Your mercy *endures forever.

Thank You! Thank You, God of gods.
Your mercy *endures forever.

Thank You! Thank You, Lord of lords.
Your mercy *endures forever.

Oh, the great wonders You do
for Your mercy *endures forever!

By Your wisdom You made the heavens,
and Your mercy *endures forever.

You spread earth upon the waters.
You spread light and more light –
in the day sun, night stars and moon,
for Your mercy *endures forever.

You rescued Your people in the Bible,
and You rescue us and will rescue us
for Your mercy
*endures forever and forever.

Thank You! Thank You, God!

We give thanks to You
for Your enduring mercy is great,
and we need You forever and ever.

Psalm 136 as paraphrased poem, ©2012 by Mary Sayler



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