Saturday, December 31, 2011

Thankful Praise At Year's End

Heavenly Father,
You have given me the gift of this past year~365 days of blessings and graces. Each day in itself was a gift from You. Each day held its share of joys, sorrows and trials, all of them gifts.
Thank You Father for each of these days. Forgive me for the times I refused, ignored or was unaware of the graces You offered in a particular moment.
Thank You for the people You sent my way to support me in prayer and friendship, and for those who posed challenges to love.
Thank You above all for Your greatest and most precious gift, that of Your Son and our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Father, I offer You this prayer of humble gratitude and praise in Jesus' name.
Amen.

4 comments:

christopher said...

Amen. Happy New Year :)

Karinann said...

Thanks Christopher and a Happy and Blessed New Year to you and your family.

noreen said...

It is so true that I can either refuse, ignore or be unaware of the graces He has offered to me because I'm so busy in the moment. Thank you for the wonderful prayer.

Karinann said...

Glad you liked the prayer, Noreen. Many blessings and graces to you in the new year.

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.