Daily Scripture Prayers of Thanksgiving, Part 1

In the beginning You created the heavens and the earth. When the earth was formless and empty, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, Your Spirit hovered over the face of the waters. And You said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Then You said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” So You made the expanse and separated the waters under the expanse from the waters above it, and it was so. Then You said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered into one place, and let dry ground appear”; and it was so. And You saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:1-10)

Lord, You said, “Let the earth produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees that yield fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds”; and it was so. And the earth produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And You saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:11-13)

Lord, You said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. You made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. You also made the stars; You set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And You saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:14-18)