Increase our thankfulness

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O Lord:

In a world where many are lonely:
We thank you for our friendships.

In a world where many are captive:
We thank you for our freedom.

In a world where many are hungry:
We thank you for your provision.

We pray that you will:
    Enlarge our sympathy,
    Deepen our compassion,
    And give us grateful hearts,
In Christ’s name.

Terry Waite*, 1939- , English humanitarian, author, Anglican official
The Westminster Collection of Christian Prayers

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Give thanks in all circumstances;
    for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

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* While negotiating for the release of hostages in Lebanon, he himself was taken hostage from 1987-1991

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