Thanks Leads to Praise

220px-sandro_botticelli_050O my God,
let me, with thanksgiving, remember,
and confess to  you your mercies on me.
Let my bones be drenched with your love,
and let them say to you, ‘Who is like you, O Lord?’
You have broken my bonds,
I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving.
And how you have broken them, I will declare;
and all who worship you, when they hear this, shall say,
“Blessed be the Lord, in heaven and in earth,
great and wonderful is his name.“

Source: St. Augustine of Hippo, 354-430

Source of this version: Modified from http://www.ccel.org/ccel/augustine/confess.ix.i.html

Also found here: The One Year Book of Personal Prayer, © 1991 Tyndale House Publishers (July 12)

Graphic by Sandro Botticeli from Wikipedia.com.

 

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pastorstratman

Lutheran pastor serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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