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Gratitude Prayers for my Life and Blessings


Periodically I want to say thank you for the many things in my life that are good and for those things that help me grow.

My name is Bev, and I have tried really hard to be religious. In my life I have "converted" through actual doctrinal conversions, or just in my head, to various theistic beliefs and faith traditions. But I have consistently ignored the spiritual grounding I need to make these things stick or to persevere towards the development of faith. Leading me then to try something new in an effort to connect with God.

Well this prayer circle, is meant to be a step towards that deeper spiritual grounding I strive for. It is a gratitude list I want to share with the holy, and whoever else reads this. It really can just be between me and the divine, or if others would like to post you may do so as well.

 
BevsSpirit -6/3/2002
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BevsSpirit
6/3/2002 11:52

Today I want to say that I am so grateful to have such a sensitive husband. He has really amazed me with his ability and desire to understand me. Thank you for Nelson.


BevsSpirit
6/10/2002 10:58

This morning I want to say thank you to that Spirit who has enabled me to be on this strange spiritual path. I believe that even when I am struggling and confused, I am a better person for having been through these challenges.


BevsSpirit
6/16/2002 12:47

I want to give thanks to my dad today. I am grateful for him and the struggles he has gone through in his life to be a good person and to be a good dad. I am grateful to have his sense of humor and his curious mind. I am grateful I look like his side of the family, and that I share his sweet nature. I am grateful he was interested in me and cared for me and showed me love throughout my childhood. I love my dad.


BevsSpirit
6/28/2002 09:42

I want to express gratitude this day for a spiritual experience I had yesterday. Most liberal Jews do not fast for the small fast days dealing with the Temple, since many liberal Jews do not wish for the Temple to be rebuilt, and neither do I. However, I have known about them since my conversion 8 years ago. And I always wondered if I could make those days meaninful to me in other ways. So yesterday (17 Tammuz) I set out to fast and pray. And decided to focus on fasting and prayer for the comfort and strength of all those in Israel struggling with the suicide attacks. And it was a very uplifting experience. I spent some of my time reading and pondering the situation and making decisions about how I felt about it and how I could help. And I am so graterul to have done this. The experience has really enriched me.


linnda
7/24/2009 17:20

Thank you, Eternal Father, for watching over us every moment of our lives, for being there even in our darkest hour, for giving us hope and strength. Help us to remember that you never promised that our life would not have challenges, but only that you would be there when those challenges arose. Help us always to remember to turn to you, in good times and in bad. You are our strength. You are our hope. You are our peace. Amen


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