Question: Can you name out loud what you are most grateful for?
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Transcript of Video:
I find it sometimes amiable to say, “Thank you, God” when I wake up in the morning, but more often I’m in more of a hurry to get the alarm clock turned off. But certainly when I go to the Chapel to pray, it is with a sense of thanksgiving for this opportunity to be willing to deal with prayer. And at breakfast time I am ever able to thank God for the gifts that he has given me and ask for his blessings throughout the day. And then, as I said, there are various things that happen: good things happen spontaneously, and I say under my breath, “Thank you, God.”
Very often, these days my private prayer very often is in Japanese so, [speaking Japanese] “Kami ni kansha” to God we thank. I don’t know – these things happen so spontaneously sometimes that it’s hard to think of particular times or ways throughout the day. It isn’t a continuous thing, because as a human being I sometimes find myself concentrating on some task that has to be done, meeting a timetable and trying to get everything done that I think I need to. But when I do get something accomplished or suddenly an inspiration comes – I try to write a sermon – I do say within myself, within or in silence, “Thank you, God.” “Kami ni kansha.”
-Br. David Allen