Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us.
+ We thank you for the splendor of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love…
Q: Can you identify something beautiful, wonderful, or mysterious around you?
Q: Who in your family, or among your friends, is your biggest fan? Who loves you?
+ We thank you for setting us at tasks that demand our best efforts, and for leading us to accomplishments that satisfy and delight us.
Q: What do you enjoy doing, even though it’s difficult? What have you accomplished this past year that gives you satisfaction?
+ We thank you also for those disappointments and failures that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on you alone.
Q: What disappointment or failure has drawn you closer to God this past year?
+ Above all, we thank you for your Son Jesus Christ; for the truth of his Word and the example of his life; for his steadfast obedience, by which he overcame temptation; for his dying, through which he conquered death; and for his rising to life again, in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom.
Q: How would you describe your relationship with Jesus Christ? Have you grown closer, or more distant, over the past year? Why?
Grant us the gift of your Spirit, that we may know Christ and make him known; and through him, at all times and in all places, may give thanks to you in all things. Amen.
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