This is a prayer I wrote several years ago. It ties in nicely with the Romans (12: 1-8) reading for this week.
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Dear God, giver of life, for each and every part of this church body
We give you thanks.
For those who teach and those who learn. For those who speak and those who listen.
We thank you Jesus, holy teacher.
For those who lead and those who follow. For those working up front and those working in the background.
We give thanks to you, the Spirit who enables all work.
For those who share gifts of writing, painting, woodworking, cooking, singing, playing instruments, drawing, gardening, and all spirit-filled creative endeavors
We thank you, our Creator God.
For those who share gifts of administration, organization, planning, visioning, coordinating, hospitality, wisdom, discernment, faith, knowledge and all godly attributes necessary to the well being of this body
We give you thanks, O Word of light.
For those who give their time and money; who do what needs done: moving chairs, caring for children, telling jokes, conducting worship, distributing mail, making phone calls, giving hugs, bringing food, sharing a laugh
We thank you Holy Spirit, our bond of unity.