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Lord, in Your Mercy, hear our Prayer

Petition to be inserted into the Prayer of the Church for Thanksgiving:

Almighty and everlasting God who has so freely bestowed upon us your gifts, we thank you for the beauty and wonder of your creation, in earth and sky and sea. We thank you for our daily food and drink, our homes and families, and our friends. We thank you for minds to think, hearts to love, and hands to serve. We thank you for health and strength to work, and leisure to rest and play. Above all, we give you thanks for your inestimable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. Lord, in your mercy,

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Almighty God, heavenly Father, accept our praise and thanks for all you have given us. We thank you for body and soul, eyes, ears, and all our members. We thank you for clothing and shoes, food and drink, house and home, family, friends, and faithful neighbours, for possessions and livelihood, and all we have. We thank you for richly and daily providing us with all that we need to support our body and life. We thank for defending us against all danger and harm. We thank you for devout and faithful rulers in our nation, province, and municipality, for good government, good weather, peace, health, and a good reputation. We thank you for the fruits of the earth in their season. Above all, we thank you for your mercy in sending your only-begotten Son into the world to save us from sin, death, and the power of the devil. We thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit in bringing us to faith in Jesus Christ. Help us in every circumstance to give thanks to you. We implore you to make us faithful stewards of your bounty, using it to your glory and to share with others what you have so richly given us; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

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