Recommended Reading: January 21

sanctuary-519617_1920If you read one article this week, engage My Question for Millennials Who Are “Over” Church by Aaron Armstrong.

For those of you with additional reading time this Saturday, check out the following selections, gathered (as always) from around the blogging world. Think I missed sharing a particularly thought-provoking piece? Let me know in the comments section below. Happy reading! Continue reading

A Thanksgiving Prayer

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Lord, so often times, as any other day
When we sit down to our meal and pray

We hurry along and make fast the blessing
Thanks, amen. Now please pass the dressing

We’re slaves to the olfactory overload
We must rush our prayer before the food gets cold

But Lord, we’d like to take a few minute more
To really give thanks to what we’re thankful for

For our family, our health, a nice soft bed
Our friends, our freedom, a roof over our head

We’re thankful now to be surrounded by those
Whose lives touch me more than they’ll ever possibly know

Thankful Lord, that You’ve blessed us beyond measure
Thankful that in our heart lives life’s greatest treasure

That You, dear Jesus, reside in that place
And we’re ever so grateful for Your unending grace

So please, heavenly Father, bless this food You’ve provided
And bless each and every person invited

Amen!

Adapted from a prayer by Scott Wesemann