Prayer of Thanks
By Eva Willes Wangsgaard
I’ve thanked thee other years, dear Lord,
For flowers and fruit,
For beauty that the years afford
From seed and root.
This year I thank thee for the peace
That faith can hold,
For love that grew a sheltering fleece
Against all cold,
And for the wound my heart received.
I murmured when
It came, but learned that while I grieved
I grew. Amen.