Author and Giver of all good things

O Lord our God, the author and giver of all good things,
we thank you for all your mercies, and for your loving care over all your creatures.
We bless you for the gift of life, for your protection round about us,
for your guiding upon us, and the tokens of your love within us.
We thank you for friendship and duty, for good hopes and precious memories,
for the joys that cheer us and the trials that teach us to trust in you.
Most of all we thank you for saving knowledge of your Son our saviour;
for the living presence of your Spirit, the comforter...
In all these things, o heavenly Father, make us wise unto a right use of your benefits
that we may render an acceptable thanksgiving unto you all the days of our life.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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