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Being thankful August 9, 2010

Posted by daniel ayad in Behaviour.
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In everything give thanks; for it is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1 Thes 5:18).

Thank You O Lord for having accepted this Eucharist which is offered to the Holy Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and which filled our hearts with the joy, peace and righteousness in the Holy Spirit.

Thank You O Lord for having revealed Yourself to us and for giving us the foretaste of Your kingdom  

Thank You O Lord for having united us to one another and serving You in Your holy church

Thank You O Lord for having helped us to overcome all difficulties, tensions, passions and temptations, and for having restored peace, mutual love and joy in sharing the communion of the Holy Spirit

Thank You O Lord for the sufferings You bestowed upon us for they are purifying us from selfishness, and remind us on ‘the one thing needed’ Your eternal kingdom

Thank You O Lord for having giving us this country where we are free to worship You

Thank You O Lord for this Church where the name of God is proclaimed

Thank You O Lord for our families, husbands, wives and especially children who teach us how to celebrate your holy Name in joy, in movement and in holy noise

Thank You O Lord for everyone and everything

Great are You O Lord and marvelous are Your deeds and no word is sufficient to celebrate Your miracles

Lord it is good for us to be here

This is a short prayer by Fr. Alexander Schmemann, a 20th century Orthodox Christian priest, teacher and writer. It was his last homily before he departed in 1984

Truly everyone capable of thanksgiving is capable of salvation and eternal joy….

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