A prayer thanking God for His goodness to the world.
We give thanks to You, our God
As we remember and recount Your wondrous deeds.
We bless You, our Lord,
As we recall the many benefits and blessings Your shower us with.
We praise You, our King
As it is good and right to do.
To declare Your steadfast love in the morning and Your faithfulness at night.
We thank You that You are a God who is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and abounding in love.
That You take pleasure in those who fear You and whose hope is in You.
But it is not just Your people whom You good to.
You are loving towards all You have made.
You give the sun for light by day.
You have fixed the order of the moon and the stars for light by night.
While the earth remains,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night, shall never cease.
You visit the earth and water it.
You greatly enrich it.
You make springs gush forth in the valleys.
You provide the grain.
You cause grass to grow on the hills.
All creatures look to You and You provide for them food in due season.
When You give it to them, they gather it up.
When You open Your hand, they are filled with good things.
You give to all life and breath and everything.
On both the evil and the good, the just and unjust,
You make the sun rise.
You send the rain.
You give fruitful seasons.
You satisfy hearts with food and gladness.
And it is through Your goodness, our Lord, that as one generation goes, another comes.
You preserve the human race even though we are guilty and not deserving of this kindness.
Lord, to You we give our thanks.
We gladly give You the praise You deserve for the many ways in which You have lavished Your goodness upon this world and all You have made.