Responsive Prayer: Regeneration

This responsive prayer is an adaptation of “Regeneration” from the Valley of Vision. It is a prayer of thanksgiving for the new life we’ve been given through Christ and a prayer of petition that God would help us live as new creatures.

O God of the highest heaven,
You are worthy to be
praised with every breath,
loved with every faculty of soul,
served with every act of life.

We were once dead in our sin,
having no eyes to see You,
no ears to hear You,
no taste to relish Your joys,
no intelligence to know You;

But Your Spirit has made us alive!
You have brought us into a new world as new creatures!
You have loved us, adopted us, and called us Your own.

Let us lay aside every sin of this world;
Help us to walk with You
that we may be salt of the earth and a blessing to all.

–adapted from “Regeneration” (The Valley of Vision) © 1975 The Banner of Truth Trust


A Prayer of Thanksgiving from the Book of Common Prayer

This general prayer of thanksgiving has been adapted from the Book of Common Prayer and would fit well during a worship service on the Sunday after Thanksgiving.

Most gracious God, by whose knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew; we give to you sincere thanks and praise for the return of seed-time and harvest, for the increase of the ground and the gathering of its fruits, and for all the other blessings of your merciful providence bestowed upon this nation and people. We fervently ask that you would give us a just sense of these great mercies; such as may appear in our lives by a humble, holy, and obedient walking before you all our days. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be all glory and honor, world without end. Amen.

-adapted from the Book of Common Prayer