I give thanks to God the Father for my wonderful family, for my health, for my home, for plenty to eat, for steady employment, for health insurance, for cars that work, for the ability to read, for friends who laugh at my jokes, and for thousands upon thousands of blessings that came my way this year.
I give thanks for God the Father who holds this fragile world together by his power and who must want it to continue to exist. I give thanks to Jesus Christ the Savior and Lord of this world. And I give thanks to the Holy Spirit, who sets me apart and anoints me to be a follower of Jesus in this world.
I give thanks to the Lord, whose mercies are new every morning and whose loving kindness towards this sinner is much more than I could ever want or imagine.
Glory be to the Father and to the the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be. World without end. … Amen.