The Apostle Paul says in Philippians 1v3, "I thank my God every time I remember you."  I wonder how his thanksgiving went?  Maybe something like this prayer I found this morning?

"Father, we thank you for those who have stood by us when were hurting

and loved us even when we were in the wrong.

We praise you for men and women

who share the plight of those less fortunate than themselves;

for those who work for the good of their neighbour;

for those who go the extra mile and turn the other cheek;

for those who do all they can to make others feel accepted and valued.

We thank you for those who make no pretence of greatness or superiority,

but stand alongside their neighbour - no matter what the cost;

for those whose gracious words and caring deeds

enable others to have self-respect and hope.

Thank you for every opportunity to love our neighbour

and be representatives of your almighty, humble, holy love.

In the name of Christ our Lord. 


Maybe it went something like that?

I wonder if he knew you and me, could he thank God for us?