ALMIGHTY Father, whose gifts to us on earth are a foreshadowing of Your heavenly favor; we would bring to You the offering of glad and grateful hearts for Your past gifts to us, which are more than we can number, greater than we can know. For the wonderful uses, and the no less wonderful beauties, of the outward world; for the example of the wise and good; for the friendship of those who are dear to us; for the revelation of Your character and will by Jesus Christ; for the helps of Your Spirit and the promises of the gospel; for all the mercies of Your wisdom, we give You humble and heartfelt thanks. Oh, may we show our grateful sense of Your loving-kindness by our lives, as well as express it with our lips; and may it be our frequent service now, as we trust it will be hereafter, to utter the memory of Your great goodness and to sing of Your praise. Amen.
Daily Prayer and Praise
American Unitarian Association, 1875
University Press: John Wilson & Son, Cambridge.
Revised and Adapted by Karrol Sneed 2013