A Prayer for You on Thanksgiving Day

A Prayer for You on Thanksgiving Day

For those of us in the United States, this is a day of thanksgiving. However, gratitude is not circumscribed by geographic boundaries. Nor do we need a calendar’s permission to leave room for gratitude, so . . .

LORD, we thank you!
We confess that our hearts are often full of ourselves, for we mistake self-importance for self-worth and make much of every burden, so today we thank you for all the good that you have piled into our lives by your grace.

Thank you for the successes and the victories that embolden us to risk more.
Thank you for the setbacks and disappointments that send us in new directions.

Thank you for the people we enjoy who bless us and enrich our days.
Thank you for the folks who require a concerted effort and Outside Help in order to love them as we should.

Thank you for the steady stream of blessing that comes to us through your love: healing, forgiveness, redemption, mercy, renewal, welcome, peace.  May we “enter Your gates with thanksgiving and Your courts with praise” no matter what the season of the year.

Thanksgiving Blessings to You and Yours,

Michele Morin


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12 thoughts on “A Prayer for You on Thanksgiving Day”

    1. I think your Canadian Thanksgiving is better timed for those of us in the more Northern portion of the Northern Hemisphere. Our pumpkins are ripe and ready for a celebration in October, but by November, we’ve got snow shovels at the ready!

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  1. I love the way you highlighted the opposite ends of the spectrum, from successes to setbacks, and people we enjoy to people who provide challenge, etc. We DO benefit from it all, and therefore can be thankful for it all. Thank you, Michele, for the wise reminder!


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