Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Corporate Prayer of Thanksgiving - April 2010

Give thanks to the LORD, because of His goodness
and His love which endures forever.   
Let those who’ve been redeemed by the LORD say this— 
those He’s redeemed from the hand of the enemy,
 Those He’s gathered from the lands, 
      east west, north and south.
  He lifts the needy out of affliction 
       and increases their families like flocks.
 The righteous see these things and rejoice, 
       but all the wicked shut their mouths.
 Let the wise learn from these things 
       and consider the great love of the LORD.
 Let them give thanks to the LORD for His unfailing love 
       and His wonderful works for men …
We do, Our Father, remember Your unfailing love, expressed in the bounty we know all around us day after day.  It is from Your hand that we receive the gifts of health, peace, sanity, food, drink, shelter, and so much abundance beyond our mere survival. 
It is You, our Gracious Lord, Who lovingly gives life and lovingly takes it. It is You we thank for the births of our dear children this past year, and it is You we thank for tenderly overseeing the deaths of Your people as a loving Father. 
We thank You for Your provision to us in the formation of this congregation of Saints, and the dear pastor and elders You’ve appointed her. 
And we thank You deeply for preserving and propagating Your Word, for the ability to own, study, and hear it taught and proclaimed today. 
Finally we thank You for the privilege of seeing Your Kingdom advance unstopped and unstoppable, for this and every other blessing we know because of the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Your Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, in Whose great name we offer this prayer of thanksgiving,

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