Thursday, November 24, 2011

2011 Thanksgiving Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father,

We are humbled and overwhelmed by your abundant blessings on our life this year.  We know that we do not deserve them but you have mercifully provided more than we could ever ask or imagine.  We truly bow before you today with thankful hearts. 

We ask for your mercy on our world.  For you to bring peace to the hearts of warring leaders.  For you to bring food where there is famine.  For you to bring healing where there is disease and death.  We pray for the world leaders and for our country's leaders.  That you would bring wisdom to their hearts and that they would seek discernment to know and do what is right.  We pray for our soldiers serving far from their homes this Thanksgiving Day.  That you would bring them comfort and keep them safe from harm. 

Thank you for the family and friends around us and far away.  We pray for you to heal those that are suffering around us and to bring joy to those that have experienced sadness this year.  We pray for all of us to remember, in this upcoming holiday season, that You are the reason for the season. 

Thank you for Bray and for each of these miraculous precious healthy beautiful children in our arms today.  For their laughs, for their smiles, for their exuberance over life, and for their intellect and curiosity.  Thank you for a job.  For food.  For a house.  I know that there are so many on this day that do not have the plenty that we do.  Grant them a hot meal and a roof over their head and an opportunity to work. 

You have been so faithful.  Help us remember to give thanks for your blessings each day and not just on Thanksgiving Day. 

In our Christ's Name we offer this prayer.

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