How great are your works, O Lord.
I thank you often for obvious blessings: family, friends, and 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; for a special place and particular pleasure.
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 and near-accidents—close calls I wasn’t aware of, but that you were.
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.
Thank God for something you’ve
never thanked him for before.