Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Thanksgiving Prayer


Ah, what a lovely turkey. We're heading out to Minnesota to spend Thanksgiving with our children. Thanksgiving is all about food, right? Well, partly.

For a serious moment...I am posting a prayer I recently wrote while at a silent retreat. I had just spent about an hour contemplating the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ on the cross.

O Lord Jesus,
Thank you...
How inadequate those words. But I say them.

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for...
Suffering that I might be healed.
Enduring humiliation that I might be delivered from shame.
Being bound so that I might be set free.
Dying that I might live!

Thank you, Lord Jesus, for...
Winning the victory I could never win,
Paying the debt I could never pay,
Overcoming the enemy I could never defeat.

Thank you for
Enduring it all,
The horror, the questions, the loss,
The lonliness,
So that I can say,
"I am never forsaken!"

Thank you for taking my sin, my death,
So that I may live with you forever.
Thank you for sorrow removed,
So that I might have..
JOY!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice prayer. Not too many thee and thou type words, I like that. But I digress, back to the food...mmmmm turkey...dressing...mashed taters... ham... chili dogs...*drools* Sorry, where was i again?

SingingOwl said...

I don't have your phone number, or I'd call you. If you have Ruth's, maybe call her and see what we might work out? The best time looks like it might be a Saturday breakfast if that works for you. It would be nice to meet you in person...maybe we could all three go to Cracker Barrel or something? I'm outta here...

Anonymous said...

I believe Saturday works for me, I'll see if I can track down Ruthie, she works a mile or two away from me.

Nightmare

much2ponder said...

((((((Dorcas)))))))
We serve a merciful and mighty God! I love your prayer and how you show contrast between what we gain from him in comparison to what we deserve. We are more than blessed to know a King that would go through all that he went through for us. PTL