Thanksgiving Praise

Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God. 2Co 9:11

Here we are at another Thanksgiving and we have much to thank our God for and especially for His mercy in our recent Presidential re-election of George W. Bush. God truly blesses a nation whose “God is the Lord” and so we give praise and thanksgiving to Him for his bountiful blessings to us. Take this special Thanksgiving Day to praise Him and thank Him for all that He has done for you and yours and make this special Puritan prayer a prayer of your heart. May your thanksgiving be truly blessed!
Praise and Thanksgiving

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 sources of pleasure are unsealed,
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.

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