Thursday, November 25, 2010

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good...

. . .for his steadfast love endures forever!
-Psalm 107:1

O my God,

Thou fairest, greatest, first of all objects,
my heart admires, adores, loves thee,
for my little vessel is as full as it can be,
and I would pour out all that fullness before thee in ceaseless flow.
When I think upon and converse with thee
ten thousand delightful thoughts spring up,
ten thousand refreshing joys spread over my heart,
crowding into every moment of happiness.
I bless thee for the soul thou hast created,
for adorning it, sanctifying it,
though it is fixed in barren soil;
for the body thou hast given me,
for preserving its strength and vigour,
for providing senses to enjoy delights,
for the ease and freedom of my limbs,
for hands, eyes, ears that do thy bidding;
for thy royal bounty providing my daily support,
for a full table and overflowing cup,
for appetite, taste, sweetness,
for social joys of relatives and friends,
for ability to serve others,
for a heart that feels sorrows and necessities,
for a mind to care for my fellow-men,
for opportunities of spreading happiness around,
for loved ones in the joys of heaven,
for my own expectation of seeing thee clearly.
I love thee above the powers of language to express,
for what thou art to thy creatures.
Increase my love, O my God, through time and eternity.

- From: The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions


Anonymous said...

What a moving and beautiful prayer, we truly have SO MUCH to be thankful for! Yah is so good, blessed be His name! Thanks for sharing and encouraging Matt. Hope you have a restful day, a great rest of your week, and btw, there is fresh powder on the mountain (you need to come home and enjoy the boarding!) =)

Anonymous said...


You are not ranting at all;) I am so thankful to have a friend I can bounce ideas off and hear your thoughts. Thank you for always speaking your mind and introducing me to different perspectives.
I hope you have had a restful day.

Love from

Scarlet Pimpernel