Tuesday, November 22, 2011

a different sort of thanksgiving prayer

O God, when I have food,
help me to remember the hungry; 

When I have work,
help me to remember the jobless; 

When I have a home,
help me to remember those who have no home at all; 

When I am without pain,
help me to remember those who suffer, 

And remembering,
help me to destroy my complacency;
bestir my compassion,
and be concerned enough to help;
By word and deed,
those who cry out for what we take for granted.
A Thanksgiving Prayer
by Samuel F. Pugh 


thechurchcook said...

So thankful to have you all as my friends! Thinking of you on this Thanksgiving day!

us5 said...

i'm SO thankful for you, too, sweet friend! next Thanksgiving, we'll give thanks together!! ♥