Thanksgiving

God my Father, I thank you today for all the good things in my life. Thank you for my family and friends, for my health and all the gifts and talents you have given me. Please help me to use them in ways that would please you.
Thank you also for all the beauty I see around me: in the natural world, in the cities, in art and culture, in the good ways that people react with one another. 
Please help me to recognise your presence more and more in what goes on around me.
Most of all, I thank you for giving us your son, Jesus, and for all that he did and still is doing for us; and for the Holy Spirit who inspires, comforts and enables us from day to day. Thank you. 

St Mary-on-the-Quay | Roman Catholic Church | Bristol, England | Diocese of Clifton | Registered Charity No. 1170168