|American Transcendentalist and reforming minister of the Unitarian Church|
Creating and Protecting Power—our Father, yea, our Mother, not the less—we come before You with the remembrance of our daily toils, and the common things of life still murmuring in our ears. We thank You for the happiness that attends us in our daily life, for the joys of our work, for the success which You give to the labors of our hand, and the strength of soul which comes from our daily toil. We thank You for the plain and common household joys of life, for the satisfaction of friendship, for the blessedness of love in all the dear relationships of life. We thank You that You hold each one of us, and the universe itself, as a mother folds her baby to her bosom, and You bless us with Your tender mercy.
Bibliography: “Prayers for Today: Theodore Parker.” Harvard Square Library, June 12, 2014. https://www.harvardsquarelibrary.org/poetry-prayers-visual-arts/prayers-for-today-theodore-parker/.