Thank You God for Everything

(Helen Steiner Rice)

Thank, God for everything.....

The big things and the small,

For "every good gift comes from God,"

The Giver of them all.

And all too often we accept

Without any thanks or praise,

The gifts God sends as blessings

Each day in many ways.

And so at this Thanksgiving time,

We offer up a prayer,

To thank You, God, for giving us

A lot more than our share.

First, thank You for the little things

That often come our way,

The things we take for granted,

But don't mention when we pray.

The unexpected courtesy,

The thoughtful, kindly deed,

A hand reached out to help us

In the time of sudden need.

Oh, make us more aware, dear God,

Of little daily graces

That come to us with "sweet surprise"

From never-dreamed-of places.

Then, thank You for the "miracles"

We are much too blind to see,

And give us new awareness

Of our many gifts from Thee.

And help us to remember

That the key to life and living,

Is to make each prayer a prayer of thanks

And every day Thanksgiving.

God's Gift

(Roy Lessin)

Little baby on the hay, soon there'll be another day

when nails shall pierce Your hands and feet

as You provide our sin's defeat.

Risen Jesus on the throne, we lift our praise to You alone-

For You're the gift that we receive

the moment that our hearts believe.