A Prayer of Thanksgiving

( By Joseph Auslander)

We thank thee for our daily bread,
For faith by which the soul is fed,
For burdens given us to bear,
For help that lifts the heart’s despair.

We thank thee, Lord, for eyes to see,
The truth that makes, and keeps us free:
For faults — and for the strength to mend them,
For dreams — and courage to defend them.

We have so much to thank thee for,
Dear Lord, we beg but one boon more:
Peace in the hearts of all men living,
Peace in the whole world on this Thanksgiving.