How great is the Lord, our God, Creator of heaven and earth and all that is in it.
Always is the Lord sustaining us in existence in accord with God’s holy plan for our salvation.
Pleasing to the Lord is the person who acts justly, loves tenderly and walks humbly with God.
Pleasing to the Lord are those who strive to be as compassionate as God is compassionate.
Yielding to grace and open to the Spirit’s lead, may we grow in ever deeper love of God, self and others.
Thank you, Lord, for all of the blessings of this past year:
Having the Word of God, the Holy Scriptures, to guide, strengthen, and console us each day.
And for the gift of family, friends, shelter, food, clothing, fresh air to breathe, places to worship
freely. Thank you for
Nannies, and mothers and fathers’ never-ending blessings that bring joy to our lives. Thank you for
Kindnesses from loving parents, grandparents, friends, pastors, catechists, teachers, men and women religious who serve the Church and the poor of this world. Thank you for infants and children who teach us to be lovingly open to all people. Thank you for adolescents and the youth who are striving to find their way in adult life. Thank you for the
Services of doctors and dentists, plumbers and electricians, police and public servants, teachers and nurses, mail-carriers and all postal workers, retailers and firemen, and all those who serve us with a smile by
Giving of their time, talent, and energy to make a difference in our lives. Thank you for
Interesting entertainment: movies, music, art, sports and out-door activities that refresh us. Thank you for:
Verifying our goodness and value by making us one with You in the breaking of the Bread, by sending us the Holy Spirit to take up residence in the Temple of our bodies. Thank you for:
Innovative inventions that improve our lives and challenge us to continual learning of ways to make life an expression of our gratitude to You, Lord, and to each other. Thank you for
Never abandoning us to Satan and is never-ending ways to deceive us on our way. Thank you for:
Giving us Yourself in the Eucharist, in the Scriptures, in the beauty of all of creation and in the love we bear within ourselves and share with others throughout the world.