A Prayer of Thanksgiving

Below is one of my favorite prayers of thanksgiving. I wanted to share it with you today.

All things come from you, O God,
and with gratitude we return to you what is yours.
You created all that is, and with love formed us in your image.
When our love failed, your love remained steadfast.
You gave your only Son Jesus Christ to be our Savior.
All that we are, and all that we have, is a trust from you.
And so, in gratitude for all your gifts,
we offer you ourselves, and all that we have,
in union with Christ’s offering for us.
By your Holy Spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other,
and one in ministry to all the world;
through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
— Hoyt L. Hickman [1]


[1] The United Methodist Book of Worship (Nashville, TN: United Methodist Publishing House, 1992), 552.