Let them give thanks to the Lord for His kindness and for the wonders he does for people.  He has satisfied the thirty and filled the hungry.  – Ps 107:8-9

Reflection. The prayer of thanksgiving is itself the prelude to the prayer of praise.  When we pause in quiet praise of God, the need for words diminishes and we enter an atmosphere of joyful silence.  This quiet time is restful and full of peace.  It is called the gift of contemplation, and it flourishes in a grateful heart.

Prayer. Father, humbly I bow before You, and bathe in the warmth of Your love.