Today, Almighty Father, I give you thanks.
When I was an unbeliever,
you were shaping and moulding my character;
working out a plan for my life with great care and intricacy.
You sent teachers to help me through struggles
and to develop my curious mind.
Lord, I was lost in a wilderness for so many years,
and you used my trials to bring me closer to you.
I now know that you were holding me and protecting me in my darkest moments.
Your light was there, out of sight, but you were watching over me.
You gave me a taste of depression and despair,
of pain and suffering,
but you led me through those darkest hours to a place of greater peace.
Knowing you, Lord, has been my life’s great blessing.
I praise you for the light you have poured into my suffering soul
and for the precious freedoms you have afforded me.
You are there when I pray, Lord, listening and guiding.
You are also there when I am lost and confused.
You have blessed me so richly and saved me from countless hostilities.
I love you, Lord, with my whole heart, soul, mind, and strength, and I pray that you would keep me in your peace forever.