Although the American holiday of Thanksgiving has changed drastically from the first time the Pilgrims held a feast to thank God for the blessings He had given, the heartbeat of the holiday should be gratitude to God.
For our family we decided to memorize Psalm 100 and we will say it together this Thursday as a prayer.
Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations.
Psalms 100:1-5 NKJV
Whatever your plans are, I pray you are filled with thankfulness to God Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earther, Savior of the World.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Thanksgiving. It’s a blessing to have a day set aside to give You thanks. Lord, I know holidays can be painful for many, and I humbly request that You reach those who mourn with Your comfort, that You heal those who are broken by sin, and You restore those discouraged by the effects of living in this sin filled world. Lord, for those who are called by Your name, help them to shine brightly to those around them who have yet to know You. Lord, for the skeptic whose belief in You is hindered by the lies of the enemy, whose heart is hard due to rebellion and selfish ambition, Lord, please let them see what they are choosing and that You are the only Way, Truth, and Light. Lord, break through the darkness and shine through those who have devoted themselves to Your glory. Thank You, Jesus! Amen.
This was my first scripture I did memorize when I was growing up. Happy Thanksgiving
It’s a wonderful one! Happy Thanksgiving to you!
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