I got a nice Thanksgiving card from my friend Jayne yesterday. Tucked inside was "A Prayer for Thanksgiving" printed prayer.
Even though it is a day after Thanksgiving, there are undoubtedly a number of people still celebrating family times today and yet this weekend. If that isn't the case, these 'thanks' are good for anyone, any day:
A Prayer for Thanksgiving
"Lord, as I sit down at a Thanksgiving table once again, I want to thank You for Your goodness to me.
"Thank You for meeting my needs every day---for food and shelter and clothing and for the many extras You provide that I so often take for granted.
"Thank You for family and friends who make my life complete. Thank You that even when we are miles apart, we are bound by the cords of Your love.
"Thank You that I live in a country where I am free to worship You and to read Your Word.
"Most of all, I thank You for Your Son Jesus Christ, who is the 'light of the world'. When I turned to Him, He flooded the darkness of my soul with the light of Your love.
"Thank You that He not only died for my sins, but that He is alive today at Your side----hearing my prayers and preparing a home for me in heaven.
"Thank You that Jesus came into this world and took up residence in my life as Savior, Lord, and God.
"Thank You for all that You have given me as a Christian: the Holy Spirit who is Your presence in my life; the Bible that is a light to my pathway, and Christian friends who encourage and help me.
"Thank You that I can face tomorrow with hope because Jesus is living in me.
"O, Lord, how truly rich I am! Thank You for all You mean to me."
"Be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.
For the Lord is good;
His mercy is everlasting
and His truth endures to all generations."
(Psalm 100:4 - 5)