From Heart of Mary Women’s Fellowship
It’s not surprising that thankfulness for God’s mercy is said first because gratitude and mercy go hand in hand. We can’t be grateful without something to be grateful for and someone to thank. All gratitude and mercy begins and ends with God. It’s very much like a prayer said at the beginning of Adoration:
“O Sacrament most holy!
O Sacrament divine!
All praise and all thanksgiving
be every moment Thine.”