Best Thanksgiving Prayer
Best Thanksgiving Prayer
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to gather with family and friends and reflect on the blessings of the last year. Many of us experience renewed hope and faith during the Thanksgiving holiday because we turn our eyes onto what is most important. What if we spent time each day in giving thanks and prayer? How could God grow out faith and trust if we lived a life of thanks through all seasons and not just Thanksgiving time? When your heart is filled with gratitude, there is little room to worry or complain.
Dear God, Thank you for your amazing power and work in our lives, thank you for your goodness and for your blessings over us. Thank you for your great love and care. Thank you for your sacrifice so that we might have freedom and life. Forgive us for when we don’t thank you enough, for who you are, for all that you do, for all that you’ve given. Help us to set our eyes and our hearts on you afresh. Renew our spirits, fill us with your peace and joy. We love you and we need you, this day and every day. We give you praise and thanks, for You alone are worthy! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
– Debbie McDaniel, Crosswalk.com Contributor
While we tend to look forward to Thanksgiving because it usually means a four-day holiday, getting together with family, and eating more food than we have all year, it is my sincere desire that it be more meaningful this year. What if Thanksgiving were the one day in which we over-emphasized what should be on our hearts every day of the year: a heart of gratitude in everything? What if our Thanksgiving prayer really thanked God for everything that has happened in the past year?
God clearly spelled out His good and perfect will for us in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 when He inspired the Apostle Paul to write: “In everything give thanks, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Did you catch that? In everything. In the good times, as well as the bad. In the pleasantries of life, as well as in the pain. During difficult times, trying times and frustrating times, too.
I got to thinking about how Thanksgiving might be so much more meaningful if I focused on thanking God for the things He rarely hears thanks for. Try this with me this year. Thank Him, not just for the food on the table before you partake, and the “blessings for this past year” but for all the ways He has not performed according to your liking. For all the times He has said “no” and for all the ways He has worked in and through your life, perhaps without you knowing it. Thank Him for all the unresolved issues and the ways you are still waiting for answers. Thank Him—regardless—and see what it does for your soul as you offer Him a heart of obedience and surrender this year. Thank Him—regardless—and see how it moves the others who are around your table.
Thanksgiving is more than just a day to eat lots of turkey and gear up for Black Friday shopping. Thanksgiving is more, even, than a day to remind ourselves of all the good things in life. Thanksgiving is an attitude. God wants us to be grateful in all things.
“To all ye Pilgrims:
In as much as the great Father has given us this year an abundant harvest of Indian corn, wheat, peas, beans, squashes, and garden vegetable, and has made the forests to abound with game and the sea with fish and clams, and inasmuch as he has protected us from the ravages of the savages, has spared us from pestilence and disease, has granted us freedom to worship God according to the dictates of our own conscience;
“Now I, your magistrate, do proclaim that all ye Pilgrims, with your wives and ye little ones, do gather at ye meeting house, on ye hill, between the hours of 9 and 12 in the day time, on Thursday, November ye 29th, of the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and twenty-three, and the third year since ye Pilgrims landed on ye Pilgrim Rock, there to listen to ye pastor and render thanksgiving to ye Almighty God for all His blessings. William Bradford, Ye Governor of Ye Colony.”
–William Bradford (1590-1657), Pilgrim father and second governor of Plymouth colony.
Looking for the top Bible verses for Thanksgiving? Whether you’re preparing a sermon for Thanksgiving, creating a Thanksgiving PowerPoint, or designing your Thanksgiving bulletin, these Bible verses for Thanksgiving are for you. You’ll find that the Bible is full of thanksgiving texts, and these helpful Thanksgiving verses will draw your own heart into an attitude of Thanksgiving.
Featured below are various inspirational thanksgiving prayers with prayers for dinner and the family to say, a short prayer for children, as well as prayers of thanks to God from the Anglican and Catholic church traditions. There is also a selection of bible verses about giving thanks and the popular hymn “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”.
hanksgiving prayer for family: Thanksgiving in an auspicious event that is both celebrated religiously and as street celebrations. All the people celebrating Happy Thanksgiving Day 2017, pray with their families while having dinner and also start their day by offering prayer to god. All the prayers are directed towards being thankful for what they have and also thankful for having a family. Below are 15+ written prayers and Catholic Thanksgiving prayer for family and also Best Thanksgiving day blessings 2017.
These funny Thanksgiving poems are a great way to show we’re thankful for so many things! A shelter over our heads, food to eat, clothes to wear, clean water to drink – these are some very basic needs that we are so very thankful that we have, we know that not everyone does.
There are plenty of prayers to be drawn from our shared tradition of the Hebrew Bible, specifically the latter part of the Hebrew Bible, known as “the Writings” and “the Prophets.”
There are many! The Psalms are always a good place to start. Here are some Psalms you might want to consider. Keep in mind that there are many different variations of these, so look online until you find a translation that speaks to you.