A Thanksgiving Environment

Give thanks for the nation’s freedoms

1 Chronicles 16:34 – Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!

For many in America this year, there were be fewer seats around the Thanksgiving dinner table. Hopefully, that is just because of coronavirus restrictions, but for some it is because there are people isolating or no longer with us.  Outside the doors of your home, there are disagreements about policies and who has control over what. It may not see like a very blessed environment.

But for Christ followers, there is a consistent Guest at your table…the Lord Himself. While you are fellowshipping with one another, be sure to fellowship with Him. Your environment may not be the one you would like, but you can still be thankful…thankful that you can have two-way communication with absent relatives, thankful that the market hadn’t run out of cranberries, thankful that a vaccine will soon be available, thankful that God is with you and has promised never to leave you. And no matter what is inside or outside, always be thankful that you live in America, the only nation in history founded on Judeo-Christian values.

Pray that next year will see a return to your Thanksgiving traditions.

Pray With Us

Holy and Everlasting God, we are indeed blessed to be Americans. We are grateful for those who came before us who taught us the benefits of giving thanks, and for those among our political leaders who have designated a day on which we are to remember and give thanks to You.  It is hard for so many this year, and we pray for those who are lonely, distressed or heavily burdened. You are the Source of Comfort, and we ask that You give comfort to them this year. You are a good, good Father, and Your blessings are bountiful. We give you thanks and praise, Amen.

  • Pray that, as you count your blessings, God would reveal the many areas of your life where he has showered you with grace
  • Pray with a heart of thanks and praise.
  • Pray with thanksgiving and confess any areas where you lack gratitude.
  • Thank Him for the gift of His peace.
  • Pray for the nation in the midst of this uncertain time that all Americans would turn to God in thanksgiving and praise.
  • Pray for a transformed attitude that will bring you joy and happiness through the coming holiday season.
  • Thank Him for the powerful gift of prayer, and for the presence of His Holy Spirit.

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