Monday, November 12, 2012

Giving Thanks

This is my Old Testament style prayer inspired by the Israelites in Nehemiah 9 and the instruction in Deuteronomy 8:10-18, so that I don't become proud and forget.

You saw her suffering and delivered her from the environment of pain.
You provided a job and caused the way to moving to a new city to be open.
You went before her, paving the way and found her a place to live.
You enabled her to succeed in her job.
You multiplied her reward and increased the respect of her peers.
You saw her loneliness and brought her to a people of great friendship.
You doubled her expectations when her job security was threatened.
You provided a new home before she became homeless.
You heard her cry and had mercy.
You opened the eyes of her heart to see the wonders of your love.
You answered her prayers and promised that the good work begun in her would be completed.
Blessed be the name of the Lord.