Five Days of Prayer – Day 3
You are a shield around me, O Lord.
I thank you often for obvious blessings: family, friends, food.
But there are many favors I take for granted; I fail to thank because I fail to think.
I rarely thank you for sight, sound, and smell; for lungs and liver. I don’t recall having ever thanked you for my pancreas.
I seldom thank you for the way you silently work in the background, setting events in motion months, even years before the results appear in my life.
More often than I know, I have had a brush with death—invasive bacteria, near-accidents, close calls I wasn’t aware of, but that you saw and prevented.
So today Father, accept my prayer of gratitude for the countless blessings you so generously bestow …
Seen and unseen.
Known and unknown.
Acknowledged and unacknowledged.
Of 1,440 God-given minutes today,
surely one can be used to say “Thank You.”