Lenten Reflection – Prayer of Gratitude

We thank thee, Lord, for the glory of the late days
and the excellent face of thy sun. We thank thee
for good news received. We thank thee for the
pleasures we have enjoyed and for those we
have been able to confer. And now, when the
clouds gather and rain impends over the forest
and our house, permit us not to be cast down; let
us not lose the savor of past mercies and past
pleasures; but, like the voice of a bird singing in
the rain, let grateful memory survive in the hour of

by Robert Louis Stevenson

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