“Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good.” He has blessed me with gifts beyond measure with many good things that I do not deserve.
For my wife and daughter—brings or joys, lights of life—thank you Lord!
For my family and friends—those you’ve placed in my life to guide, grow, and come alongside me—thank you Lord!
For my work and school—for the opportunity to learn and love you with my mind and hands, to contribute to your purposes in the world—thank you Lord!
For your Church—your communion of saints through space and time who have been faithful witnesses and for the local body of the faithful you have blessed me with—thank you Lord!
For opportunities for growth and maturity—those situations and events that force me to rely ever more fully on you—thank you Lord!
For all of your blessings and good gifts—especially the gift of your Son, whom you did not spare but offered up as a perfect sacrifice and through whom you offer forgiveness, life, and the restoration of all things—thank you Lord!
Happy Thanksgiving! May your day be filled with celebrations of the abundance and family with which our heavenly Father has blessed us!
Psalm 100: For Thanksgiving
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into his presence with singing!
Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.
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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
Adapted from a prayer by Scott Wesemann
Happy Thanksgiving Dear Readers!
Every Thanksgiving, I try to share some thanks and Thanksgiving themed comics for your enjoyment. Enjoy this year’s selection and take time to thank God for all of your blessings today! Continue reading