I was going through some old e-mails last night and I came upon e-mails we sent out asking for prayer when our sweet baby was hospitalized with meningitis. It was so scary and unexpected and the days felt very dark. This prayer brought us so much comfort and faith and we included it in an e-mail we sent when we brought Johnny home from the hospital. I thought I'd share it...
I was born on earth as a feeble and helpless child, but Thy angel, spreading his shiny wings, has sheltered my cradle. From that moment Thy love shines in all my ways and miraculously guides me into the light of eternity. For that my soul lauds Thee and hails Thee with all who know Thee:
Glory to Thee Who hast called me into life.
Glory to Thee Who art revealing to us the beauty of the universe.
Glory to Thee Who art opening to us heaven and earth as an eternal book of wisdom.
Glory to Thy eternity in the passing world.
Glory to Thee for Thy mercies seen and unseen.
Glory to Thee for every sigh of my heart.
Glory to Thee for every step of life, every moment of joy.
Glory to Thee, O God, from age to age!
-Akathist of Thanksgiving, Ikos 1
by Metropolitan Tryphon