a prayer of thanksgiving for matters for which God is rarely thanked

 

Holy Father, in the name of our Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we thank you:

for our weaknesses. For without our weaknesses, we would be all the more tempted to rely on our own strength rather than on you and your strength;

for our critics. For our critics keep us ever mindful that though we may think at times we are made of iron, we too, like them, have feet made of clay;

for our limitations. For without our limitations, we we might grow proud and have little room in our heart for others;

for our enemies. For without enemies to love, our love would remain forever stunted in growth;

and for our troubles. For without our troubles, we might come to think that we can get along just fine in life without you.

Amen.

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