Monday’s Food for Thought: A Moment of Thanks

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For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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2 thoughts on “Monday’s Food for Thought: A Moment of Thanks

  1. “Thanksgiving Day Prayer” 
by Walter Rauschenbusch (1861–1918)

    For the wide sky and the blessed sun,

    For the salt sea and the running water,

    For the everlasting hills

    And the never-resting winds,

    For trees and the common grass underfoot.

    We thank you for our senses

    By which we hear the songs of birds,

    And see the splendor of the summer fields,

    And taste of the autumn fruits,

    And rejoice in the feel of the snow,

    And smell the breath of the spring.

    Grant us a heart wide open to all this beauty;

    And save our souls from being so blind

    That we pass unseeing

    When even the common thornbush

    Is aflame with your glory,

    O God our creator,

    Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.

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