PRAYER OF GRATITUDE
Thank You, Lord, for all Your gifts of love, especially for those we often overlook.
Thank You for friends;
they increase our love for You.
Thank You for enemies;
they increase our tolerance.
Thank You for joys and happiness; they strengthen our faith in You.
Thank You for trials and tribulations;
they strengthen our trust and perseverance.
Thank You for times when all goes well; they teach us serenity.
Thank You for days when things are rough; they teach us patience.
Thank You for our successes; they increase our confidence.
Thank You for our failures; they increase our humility.
Thank You, Lord, for the "ups" and "downs" of life.
Thank You, Lord, for the precious gift of life itself.
Comfort us when we are disturbed;
disturb us when we become too comfortable.
Thank You, Lord, for being by our side. Amen.
from Our Lady of Fatima — Book of Prayers pp.222-223