A Prayer of Gratitude
By Jay Michael O. Jaboneta
from Subic, Philippines
Almighty Father, Creator of the Universe, I humbly thank you for my life.
I thank you for my dad who taught me humility and generosity, and who continues to teach me about how to live my life and how to thank you as my Creator.
I thank you for my mom who taught me the values of courage, perseverance and forgiveness, and who continues to teach me about how to live my life and how to pray everyday to You and for others.
I thank you for my sister who taught me the values of friendship, love, and sportsmanship, and who continues to teach me about the importance of family and a balanced life.
I thank you for my grandparents who taught me the value of my education, and the name I bear with me today, and the wisdom of Your power, and who continues to teach me more about what to expect from life.
I thank you for my relatives (uncles, aunts, cousins, and others) who taught me my abilities, talents, and skills in life, and who continues to teach me about how to live my life and the value of teamwork and honesty.
I thank you for my friends - all of them - for teaching me the values of love, care, gratitude, charity and passion, and the gift of a lifetime of friendship and loving relationships.
I thank you for all the Great Men in History for teaching me that I am here for a Special Mission for the world, for teaching me never to give up no matter what, and to have unwavering faith in Your Infinite Wisdom.
I thank you for my brother, your Son, Jesus Christ, for teaching me nothing is impossible if only I believe You will help me do it.
I thank you for the world for teaching me the value of my life.
I thank you, my Father, above all else, for the gift of LOVE that I may exist on a planet, on a Universe, you specially created for me and for all of us.
I believe (AMEN!)...
About Jay Michael O. Jaboneta from Subic, Philippines:
The author is a voracious reader who was born in Cotabato City in 1981. He “eats” at least two to three books a week. He likes to race, swim and surf.
On his free time, he donates blood to the Philippine National Red Cross, writes his many books, and coaches people to success.
His favorite books include the The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, 12 Little Things Every Filipino Can Do To Help Our Country by Alexander Lacson, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, and the Holy Bible. His favorite TV programs are Prison Break, Six Degrees and Commander-in-Chief.