This is my favorite prayer from the Puritan prayer book, Valley of Vision, and at the end one of my favorite psalms.
Have a great day of Thanksgiving.
Thou great and only potentate,
Thou hast made summer and winter, day and night;
each of these revolutions serves out welfare
and is full of thy care and kindness
Thy bounty is seen
in the relations that train us
the laws that defend us
the homes that shelter us
the food that builds us
the raiment that comforts us
the continuance of our health, members, senses,
understanding, memory, affection, will.
But as stars fade before a rising sun,
thou hast eclipsed all these benefits
in the wisdom and grace that purposed
redemption by Jesus thy Son.
Blessed be thy mercy that laid help on
one that is mighty and willing,
one that is able to save the uttermost.
Make us deeply sensible to our need of his saving grace,
of the blood that cleanses
of the rest he has promised
And impute to us that righteousness which justifies the uilty,
gives them a title to eternal life,
and possession of the spirit
May we love the freeness of salvation, and joy in its holiness;
Give us faith to grasp the promises,that are our hope,
Keep our hearts from straying after forbidden pleasures;
May thy will bind all our wishes;
Let us live out of the world as to its spirit, maxim, and manners,
but live in it as the sphere of our action and usefulnesss;
May we be able to live to every call of duty, accepting without question
they determination of our circumstances and our service.
[The Valley of Vision, pg 212)
But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
I will sing to the LORD, because he has dealt bountifully with me.