November 24th, 2008
My Prayer At Thanksgiving
It's me again Lord praying that you will give me another
year to enjoy all that You have created. You have given
me so much in my life, and I feel ashamed to ask for more
of Your blessings. Perhaps it is part of Your perfect plan
to extend my life for another year, and if it pleases You I
would pray that You allow me the following blessings in the
By Neil M. Travis, Montana/Arizona
Give me a trout stream flowing through a rural setting, where
a few cows are feeding on a verdant green hill, the smell of
fresh cut hay wafting on the breeze, and swallows dipping
low over the water.
Give me a summer's day with fluffy white clouds outlining the
mountain peaks, and a warm summer sun on my shoulders.
Give me a bamboo fly rod handcrafted by a skilled workman
whose God-given talents have translated raw bamboo, cork
and silver into a work of art that I can hold in my hand.
Give me the strength to wade a stream, reflexes to make a
fly rod cast a tight loop, hatches to cause the trout to rise,
and the skill to hook a few. Give me a companion to share
the water, and may I have the humility to appreciate other
anglers whose skill is greater than mine.
Give me an appreciation of the life that You have given me,
and the creation that You have created. Give me eyes to see
the marvels of this world. Give me an appreciation of what I
have, and help me to never take any of Your blessing for
granted. Grant me the ability to see that every day is a miracle.
Give me friends both old and new to enrich my life, and
help me to be a friend that will be there for others as they
have been there for me.
Finally Father, forgive me when I forget to say thank you
for all the blessings that you give to me every day. Remind
me that I live in the most blessed nation in the world, and
that there are millions of people that would be more than
thankful for having even a small portion of the blessings
that I have enjoyed. Thank you for the life that I have
lived, for the joys and the pains that have marked my
passage to this point, and when life is over grant me a
place in your kingdom. Amen ~ The Chronicler
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