Thanksgiving Novena Day Nine: Graced Reality

St. Therese with cross and Easter Lily

“Everything is grace!

– St. Therese of Lisieux

Our Thanksgiving Prayer

Extravagant God, I am so thankful that we live in an enchanted world of grace.  Your Presence and fingerprints are everywhere, even hidden.    Thank you for giving me the faith to see and listen to all people, experiences, challenges and disappointments as ways You are refining and loving me.   Thank you for every opportunity and experience of life which calls me closer and refines my love.  Thank you for the grace of the struggle, which is hope.  Thank you for the generous and abundant ways of love and presence.  I especially thank you for Your Son Jesus who has connected us with you, and in whom we can say THANK YOU, ABBA! Help me to enjoy the family and friends I share your blessings with this day, and take care of those who do not have the blessings we enjoy.