November 25, 2008

My Thanksgiving Prayer

Show us your mercy, O Lord;
And grant us your salvation.

Clothe your ministers with righteousness;
Let your people sing with joy.

Give peace, O Lord, in all the world;
For only in you can we live in safety.

Lord, keep this nation under your care;
And guide us in the way of justice and truth.

Let your way be known upon earth;
Your saving health among all.

Let not the needy, O Lord, be forgotten;
Nor the hope of the poor be taken away.

Create in us clean hearts, O God;
And sustain us by your Holy Spirit.

- Book of Common Prayer, 1979

2 comments:

Cheryl said...

The Book of Common Prayer was written in 1979? Heavens!

The Common Loon said...

Actually, the first edition dates back to 1549, but the 1979 revision is the one I'm familiar with- probably because I can actually understand it.