Walter Rauschenbusch’s prayer for thanksgiving

For the wide sky and the blessed sun,
For the salt sea and the running water,

For the everlasting hills
And the never-resting winds,
For trees and the common grass underfoot. flower mountains
We thank you for our senses
By which we hear the songs of birds,
And see the splendor of the summer fields,
And taste of the autumn fruits,
And rejoice in the feel of the snow,
And smell the breath of the spring.

Grant us a heart wide open to all this beauty;
And save our souls from being so blind
That we pass unseeing

When even the common thornbush
Is aflame with your glory,
O God our creator,
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.

~Walter Rauschenbusch, 1861–1918

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