Thankful for You, A Prayer

On the eve of Thanksgiving, I wanted to keep this post short and sweet!  I was lucky to be able to drive home yesterday to avoid most of the holiday traffic.  Thank the good Lord above.   I hope you all have had safe and easy trips too if you are traveling!Today, I spent the day with my dad getting breakfast and making a Harry Potter Butterbeer recipe!  When my mom got home from work, we had a movie night.  I’ve been working on unplugging from my phone and constant connection.  Today has been a great effort in making strides toward that goal!

Thankful for my Mom and Dad and the time we spend together. Photo from Disney’s Polynesian Resort for our dinner at ‘Ohana this summer!

In honor of Thanksgiving, I’ve already shared some recipes as well as it’s history and a gratitude list.  I would like to offer up a prayer of thanksgiving this evening.  Let us pray:

Lord God, I pray this prayer of thanksgiving for all that you do.  You are truly good and deserve all of our love.  Thank you for giving me the opportunity to write this blog and grow community with other wonderful people through it.  I pray that they all have a happy Thanksgiving spent with friends and family doing what they love.  I thank you for the delicious food we will eat and the parades and football we will watch.  Lord thank you for all the goodness that you bestow on us.  I pray that we might all take some extra time to share your love and kindness with others in this coming Christmas season.

Lord we look to Your word in Psalms 103 and we pray, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!  Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.  The Lord works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.  He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel.  The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.  He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever.  He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.  For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.  As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.  For he knows our frame;  he remembers that we are dust.  As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.  But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.  The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all.  Bless the Lord, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word!  Bless the Lord, all his hosts, his ministers, who do his will!  Bless the Lord, all his works, in all places of his dominion.  Bless the Lord, O my soul!”

We pray this in the name of the Lord our God.  Amen

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  How will you be spending your holiday?  Feel free to email or comment below an answer or any prayer requests!

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