Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Prayer, 2011

From Blog11

Thank you, Father, for this meal--
Fall's abundance, richly spread.
Thank you for the love we feel
And for ways that you have led.

Thank you for our family--
Those who gather with us here
And the ones we cannot see.
(Maybe in another year?)

Thank you most of all for Christ,
Your dear Son, our hope, our Lord.
Life for sinners sacrificed,
Risen so that we're restored.

Bless us, Father, as we meet.
Add your salt to what we say

As we talk and laugh and eat.
May your Spirit rule today.


Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt,
so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

--Colossians 4:6, ESV

From Blog11

2 comments:

dfish said...

Another great poem. Jim

Jim Swindle said...

dfish, thanks. I've slightly revised the last stanza.