With Thanksgiving for the blessings we have been given
to be alive to see another day,
to walk the morning through our neighborhoods,
to sing praises freely,
to speak our truth into a world in need of it,
for every good gift we give You praise.
We also give You praise for the struggles we have come through,
for what we have learned about persistence and perseverance,
for the ways we have been renewed and set upon the path of life,
We pray our God for our congregations to find this path, too.
to find their hope in You,
to be restored in purpose,
to experience Your Presence as a gift of awakening,
Move us as a region more closely in Your way.