When I hear Dr. Kent Brantley thanking God for sparing his life, as well as thanking the public for their many prayers, I cannot help but wonder, What about the 1200 Africans who died of Ebola? Why were you spared but they were not?
Maybe you can add the priestly blessing that parents say to children on Friday night, or the prayer for Creation on neohasid.org. But remember, we who will ultimately pass this world on to our children will only get to wish this blessing once.
We gather together, to ask the Lord's blessing, He chastens and hastens His will to make known. But sometimes when He screws up it calls for reassessing: Put Karl Rove on hold and get God on the phone.
Prayers of thanks and gratitude from theologians and philosophers, poets and playwrights, East and West, religious and secular. This Thanksgiving, may you find inspiration from these timeless words of thankful praise.