Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Our Father in heaven, Blessed be Your Holy Name, now and forever! We praise and thank You this Thanksgiving for who You are and all You have done for us. You are our God, our Creator, and the Master of the Universe. And yet, You look upon us in our lowliness and lift us up in Your Grace. You have compassion on us as a father has compassion on his children.

Thank You for the gift of our country, the United States of America, founded upon the sacrifices and hard work of our forefathers. You have blessed this nation as a refuge for people from all corners of the earth and from every faith. You have strengthened us in our trials and held us up in the face of adversity. You have granted to us and our children this beautiful and bountiful land, filled with the fruits of freedom, worship, and hard work.

In this harvest time, as we gather together with our family and friends, we give thanks to You, O Lord. Remind us to be humble in our abundance and to remember those who have given their lives defending our freedom. Help us to live a life that is pleasing to you. Grant the comfort of Your love and the hope of Your unfailing provision to all Americans, from sea to shining sea.

We ask this, Father, in the name of Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave His all for us. Amen.

O give thanks to the God of heaven,
For his steadfast love endures forever.
- Psalm 136:26

Prayer from Autom

5 comments:

scmom (Barbara) said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Jane and Ark family!

Easter A. said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Jane!

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Hi Jane! Just popping in to wish you and yours a happy Thanksgiving weekend! Warmly, Cat ^..^

darci said...

happy belated thanksgiving!

darci said...

happy belated thanksgiving!