A Prayer of Thanks

May 4, 2021

By Sybil Jean Steuart, Mercy Associate


Lord God, maker of all those we encounter in our world,
We are struggling to reach our home in you.
We are traveling on a path filled with the holes of temptation and the bumps of hardship
and loneliness.

Our journey of faith to you will not be easy.
Our goal for spiritual wisdom only comes with great sacrifice.
Yet you show us your infinite love through countless ways others are MERCY to us.

May those who help us begin the journey
Be blessed with a final destination in you.
May those who share their wisdom with us
Be blessed with knowledge beyond all understanding.

May those who provide resources for our journey
Be blessed with eternal resources beyond compare.
May those who encourage us along the way
Be blessed with strength and courage on their own journeys.

May those who show us the right path to travel and help us over the rough stretches
Be blessed with a smooth and straight path of their own.
May those who nourish our bodies
Be blessed with divine nourishment for their souls.

May those who guard our safety
Be blessed with your protection forever.
May those who create a comfortable environment for us
Be blessed with an everlasting home with you.

Divine Creator of all those who travel with us on the journey to you,
We will continue to traverse the road of faith.
We will work at bridging all gaps that problems may create.

Our efforts will not go unrewarded.
Our way will be made easier by the many companions you send.
May our prayers of thanksgiving for their hearts centered in your compassion be heard.

Amen

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  1. Kathy King

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful Prayer of Thanks!
    💙 Kathy King, Mercy Associate


  2. Perpetua lester

    Thank you. Sybil for a beautiful addition to my morning prayer. The richness of being connected.


  3. Mary Daly RSM

    Thank you, Sybil, for reminding us that we are not alone.


  4. Liz

    Your words are uplifting an inspirational. Thanks you!


  5. jane schlosser

    SO MUCH TO BE THANKUL. YOUR POEM SAYS IT SO WELL.


  6. Nathalie Mendiolaza

    Thank you very much for your prayers and we are very grateful for your ongoing support.


  7. Natalie Rossi

    Thank you for your insightful prayer. There are so many people we should be grateful for.


  8. Bhupender S

    Amen, in faith🙏


  9. Rita Parks

    Sybil, your prayer reminds us to return blessings for those we constantly receive. Thank you!


  10. Antonette Schmidt

    I’m going to use parts of it to thank our staff in our care center, Marian Center. It’s for nurses week. I was so pleased when I saw it this morning. Thank you for saying it so beautifully.


  11. Rose Marie Basque

    In these words I see so many of those who have shared my journey and helped me along the way. This prayer offers the thanks I feel for all of them. Thank you for the words I have lacked.


  12. Sister Rose Marie Tresp

    lovely, thoughtful


  13. Kathy Schongar

    Lovely. Thank you for sharing.