Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!

A Prayer of Thanksgiving

Thank You
for providing everything we need.
Thank You for grandparents
who prayed for us before we were born
as we pray for the grandchildren of our grandchildren.
Thank You for teaching us to love
by loving us,
for all the love You give and we share.
Thank You for surrounding us with the miracle of Your creation,
for the heavans
and the sparrows.
Thank You for laughter and others to laugh with,
for service and others to serve with.
Thank You for
health, sight, hearing,
hands to work
and hands to hold,
holidays and beauty,
books and music,
We are so blessed.
Thank you for being here,
watching, caring, helping.

Thank You for who You are.

A Thanksgiving Prayer
Samuel F. Pugh

O God, when I have food,
help me to remember the hungry;
When I have work,
help me to remember the jobless;
When I have a home,
help me to remember those who have no home at all;
When I am without pain,
help me to remember those who suffer,
And remembering,
help me to destroy my complacency;
bestir my compassion,
and be concerned enough to help;
By word and deed,
those who cry out for what we take for granted.

1 comment:

Nines said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Jenny. I have been looking for you! You are on my Favorite list, now, so I can look forward to seeing the art you often post. I find it inspiring to look outside of my own small world and see what is going on out there. I was gone while all the frooferall was going on. Something else to be thankful for, today! But I am sorry that I wasn't here to be supportive of you. You handled it all very gracefully, which is one of those characteristic that I have always ascribed to you in the limited span that I know of. God bless you on your busy day as you are surrounded by loved ones who, hopefully, appreciate the good and kind person you are. Nines