Thanksgiving prayer

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It’s way easier to pretend away the tragedy,

To bury our minds in biased excuses;

Because when we scan the headlines, 

We get lost in a whirlpool of despair,

Unable to resist the torrent of pain

Caused by wreckage, war and hatred.

Jesus, today we pray for your eyes 

To see the world as you see it.

Lord God, in this weekend of thanksgiving,

Help us to be thankful in the midst of this.

Lift up our downtrodden spirits,

Grant us courage to face the world as it is now,

And faith to believe your countless promises,

Faith to believe that you heal the broken,

Faith to believe that despite it all,

You will make everything right in the end.

~ Ilana Reimer

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