Thursday, October 23, 2014

Prayer For Gratitude

 "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, 
where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 
But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, 
where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, 
and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." 
~Matthew 6:19-21

Prayer For Gratitude 
A Prayer Poem © 2014 Suzanne Davis Harden All Rights Reserved.

Lord I pray for gratitude,
Lord I pray for grace,
For only these along with love
To Heaven can I take.

I can take no money,
No awards, nor fame,
No success or honors,
Nor treasures bought or made.

I cannot take my spouse,
My family or my friends
My education, land, or home;
All that I have is lent--
A gift from You to me
For a Season to enjoy
One day I'll return to You
When You call me home.

But all Thy gifts will stay-
Behind me they'll remain;
Alone to You my soul will come
Just as to earth it came.

And so I pray for gratitude,
Oh Lord, I pray for grace,
And with them I will pray for love,
For with me they'll remain.

When Lord, You call me home
They'll still be in my heart,
They'll ride into eternity
With me to never part.


Heavenly Father, thank You for Thy gift of life and for every blessing You pour out upon us each day. Help us to cherish each moment You give us here on earth and the loved ones and friends You bless us with. Let us every day offer You a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving for each precious life in our family. 
When tempted to complain or find fault with others, help us to remember how very short our lives here are and that tomorrow is never guaranteed to any of us. 
Help us take every opportunity to tell the special people in our lives that we love them and pray for them as we give thanks for them each day. Thank You, Abba Father, in Jesus' name, Amen.

Unto The Least Of These "Prayer For Gratitude" A Prayer Poem © 2014 Suzanne Davis Harden All Rights Reserved. Scripture Verse: King James Version Bible/ Photo: S.D. Harden's Photos


  1. Just beautiful Suzanne ... reading through, one realizes just how much of a burden we lay upon ourselves each and every day. We are to take His yoke and allow the peace and love that only He can give flood us daily.

  2. Amen & Amen~ you are so right, my sweet friend! Thank you so much, dear Liana, for your encouraging and insightful comment! God bless you more and more! Love & many hugs, Suzanne xoxo


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