In October 1789, President George Washington declared his support for a day of "public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God."
Do you have a Thanksgiving blessing or prayer? What are you grateful for?
Share your Thanksgiving prayer with us.
Elizabeth Tenety on November 22, 2010 11:17 AM
Our Father, you provide for our needs, and call upon us to aid the needy. As we enjoy the fruits of the good earth, help us to keep it good, make it better, and prevent its becoming worse. Grant to those in authority a right judgment in all things pertaining to the common good.
Posted by Willis E. Elliott, on November 29, 2010 2:53 PM
Many Thanksgiving gatherings have a mixture of secularists and religionists. There are ways to begin a meal with reflection and thanks that can be appreciated by everyone. After all, we owe thanks every day to real people who make a difference in our lives. Here's an example of a more graceful "grace," as we sit down to a nice dinner:
Posted by Herb Silverman, on November 23, 2010 3:14 PM
This year, I continue to be thankful for a gracious God who doesn't give me everything I might want, but always gives everything (and more) that I need. I thank God each day for the companionship of my best friend and the strongest woman I know in this world, my wife, Jean.