Saturday, 13 July 2013

The Great Thanksgiving

Sometimes the old prayers are the best, and when it comes to saying 'thank you' to God the 1662 Great Thanksgiving Prayer manages to say it all:

Almighty God, Father of all mercies,
we your unworthy servants do give you most humble and hearty thanks
for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all people;

We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life;
but above all for your inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ,
for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.

And we beseech you, give us that due sense of all your mercies,
that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful,
and that we show forth your praise, not only with our lips, but in our lives;
by giving up ourselves to your service,
and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom with you and the Holy Spirit
be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen.

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