A Prayer of Thanksgiving



How truly meet, and right, and comely, and due,

In all, and for all things,

In all times, places, manners,

In every season, every spot,

Everywhere, always, altogether,

To remember Thee, to worship Thee,

To confess to Thee, to praise Thee,

To bless Thee, to hymn Thee,

To give thanks to Thee,

Maker, Nourisher, Guardian, Governor,

Healer, Benefactor, Perfecter of all,

Lord and Father, King and God,

Fountain of life and immortality,

Treasure of everlasting goods,

Whom the heavens hymn,

And the heaven of heavens,

The angels and all the heavenly powers,

One to another crying continually, -

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts:

Full is the whole heaven, and the whole earth,

Of the majesty of Thy glory.


Blessed be the glory of the Lord out of His place,

For His Godhead, His mysteriousness,

His height, His sovereignty, His almightiness,

His eternity, His providence.


The Lord is my strength, my strong rock, my defence,

My deliverer, my succor, my buckler,

The horn of my salvation, my refuge.


Lancelot Andrewes

Private Devotions

Prayer for the First Day of the Week

Alexander Whyte, translator

Baker Book House, 1981

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