Thursday, November 18, 2010

Giving Thanks


Thank you Lord for the dawning
of each and every new day,
for the sun above, the gift of your love,
opportunities to work and to play.

Thank you Lord for the noontime
and for the food we eat,
for the beauty that lies before our eyes,
for all the people we meet.

Thank you Lord for the close of day,
the anticipation of rest,
for your loving care, being always there,
for helping us do our best.

Thank you Lord for the nighttime
and for sweet refreshing sleep,
for troubles that cease, being filled with your peace,
for our souls that in safety you keep.

Thank you Lord for your blessings,
mercy, grace, all that you do,
for each breath we take, each move we can make,
for our eyes and ears, for calming our fears,
for the gift of your Son, love for everyone,
for all things we give thanks to you.

© Connie Arnold, 2010

18 comments:

Andrea said...

Hope you have an awesome week!
Blessings,
andrea

Rose said...

beautiful message thanks rose

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welcome to my world of poetry said...

Loved the post Connie, you know just what to write.

Have a wonderful weeek-end and Thanks Giving.

Yvonne.

Dimps said...

Hello :)

What a sweet gesture!!
Brilliant composition... Great work done!
Very well worded and I just loved it...

Regards,
Dimple

Stuff could always be worse said...

Beautiful Thanksgiving poem. I posted one about "The Secret of Beauty" Thanks
kim

Alene said...

Thank you for stopping by. This is a beautiful blog. I love your poetry. This one "Giving Thanks" just hits the spot today. Thank you. I will go count my blessings.

Ginny said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog! Yours is very charming, and you are very talented! I used to write poetry lots, but haven't in years. I love your georgous prayer of Thanksgiving!!

Connie Arnold said...

I appreciate all your sweet comments and am thankful for each dear person visiting my blog! Blessings to you!

hot girl said...

very nice ...

Toyin O. said...

Thank you Lord for all that you are to us! Great post.

Colleen said...

Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Beth in NC said...

Amen Connie! That is lovely!

Rose said...

jumping back thanks for the comment on my post re change. enjoy the poetry. rose

Michele Katherine said...

Hi Connie,
I wanted to wish you and your family a very blessed Thanksgiving day.

God Bless
Michele Katherine

Karen said...

Very beautiful poem of thanks! I hope you enjoyed a blessed Thanksgiving day, Connie!

Deborah Ann said...

Love your poetry. Rhyming is my favorite kind of poetry. It's pretty much the only kind I write. I have a great respect for Dr. Seuss! Heheh..

covnitkepr1 said...

Great post. Heartwarming.