Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Peace and blessings to you and your family during this Thanksgiving and througout the start of the holiday season. I wanted to share this prayer with everyone in hopes that you may share it with your family. Every night when we say a prayer before dinner, we always tell one thing that we are each thankful for on that day. This prayer covers just about everything to be thankful for.

(by Lizelia Augusta Jenkins Moorer)

Let us give thanks to God above,
Thanks for expressions of His love,
Seen in the book of nature, grand,
Taught by His love on every hand.

Let us be thankful in our hearts,
Thankful for all the truth imparts,
For the religion of our Lord,
All that is taught us in His word.

Let us be thankful for a land,
That will for such religion stand;
One that protects it by the law,
One that before it stands in awe.

Thankful for all things let us be,
Though there be woes and misery;
Lessons they bring us for our good-
Later 'twill all be understood.

Thankful for peace o'er land and sea,
Thankful for signs of liberty,
Thankful for homes, for life and health,
Pleasure and plenty, fame and wealth.

Thankful for friends and loved ones, too,
Thankful for all things, good and true,
Thankful for harvest in the fall,
Thankful to Him who gave it all.


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