Monday, October 8, 2007

A Prayer of Thanksgiving


Though our mouths were full of song as the sea,
and our tongues of exultation as the multitude of its waves,
and our lips of praise as the wide-extended firmament;
though our eyes shone with light like the sun and the moon,
and our hands were spread forth like the eagles of heaven,
and our feet were swift as hinds,
we should still be unable to thank thee and bless thy name,
O Lord our God and God of our ancestors,
for one thousandth or one ten thousandth part of the bounties
which thou has bestowed upon our forbears and upon us.

- from the Hebrew Prayer Book

5 comments:

Songbird said...

Amen.

juniper68 said...

amazing photo - thank you!

RevHRod said...

It's the Pacific Ocean taken from space. Somehow it looked bigger and more awesome than any of the other ocean pictures I considered. It seemed to fit the feeling of the prayer.

Mother Laura said...

Thanks for subbing--and for this beautiful prayer and image.

Tammy Gray said...

Yes, very powerful post. Thank you!