On the Edge of Thanksgiving

Version 2

As this day closes
may you go gently
quiet prayers in your pockets,
perhaps overflowing.

Small blessings,
a touch,
a voice
a memory,
on the border
of daylight and darkness.

May they unfold in dreams
fertile with Grace.
And if despair
has been caught
in the creases of this day
may it be honoured,
refolded by Love.

And may you go gently
over the threshold of this day.

About Catherine Smith

A retired minister with the United Church of Canada I’ve grown up in church, been ordained and served communities that are small or in transition. I’ve seen firsthand just how powerful these experiences can be in helping to foster meaningful connections with others and the Other, the mystery that holds us all. My greatest hope is that my writing and this website will help you live well in the big questions that face all of us in this beautiful, aching world.


  1. jane robertson on October 11, 2020 at 5:29 pm

    A beautiful prayer without an Amen

    • Catherine Smith on October 11, 2020 at 9:25 pm

      May you go gently, Jane. Thanksgiving blessings ~

  2. Karen Sears on October 10, 2020 at 8:41 pm


    • Catherine Smith on October 10, 2020 at 9:15 pm

      Thanksgiving blessings Karen to you and your family.

  3. Margie Ann on October 11, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Thank you Catherine, this is beautiful.

  4. Catherine MacDonald on October 10, 2016 at 11:35 pm


  5. eliana on October 10, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    stunning – utterly perfect

  6. Kerry Howarth on October 10, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Lovely. Thank you Catherine!

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