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I praise and thank you for my life,gifts of body and essence,strength to bear life's burdens,grace to dance life's joys.
I praise and thank you for my life,gifts of eyes and heartthat fill with beauty smiling,or with pain and sadness weeping.
I praise and thank you for my life,gifts of ears to hearwords of grace and wisdom,to listen to and lightenthe burdens of others.
I praise and thank you for my life,my voice to sing out praises,to speak my truths and visions,to share my self with others.
I praise and thank you for my life.gifts of all my senses,rhythm of my heartbeat,rise and fall of my breathing,the will to live with passion, serenity, joy.
Spirit, guide me to a deeper knowingof your presence in the world.Show me the deeper meaningsof the patterns of my years.Help me regard myself and otherswith eyes of calm compassion.Teach me to learn patiencewith their failings and my own.Help me accept the mold and fashionof my life through marching years.
In the names of all who perceiveyour transcendent presencein trees and brooks and mountains,in work and play and resting,in all moments and places between,amen and blessed be.
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