Tuesday, November 20, 2012

another kind of thanksgiving prayer

O God, when I have food,
help me to remember the hungry; 
hungry for the Word in their own language
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


Choate Family said...

Beautiful! Thank you for the reminder

Carl G. said...

A wonderful and dangerous prayer - dangerous to my complacency.