Thanksgiving Day originated in 1621 when the Pilgrims gave thanks for their first harvest in the New World. Since then, it is celebrated in the United States, as a day to give thanks and acknowledge the blessings of the past the year. Families and friends gather to enjoy a bountiful assortment of food, including turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, casseroles, and delicious pies.
Over the years, Thanksgiving has become less of a religious holiday and more about football and Black Friday. It is up to us to bring the tradition back and make Thanksgiving a day of “Giving Thanks to God.” Not only on Thanksgiving Day, but it should be every day. Make today the first day of your journey of Giving Thanks to God.
What better day then today, to give thanks to God”. Upon every waking morning, remember to give thanks. For without Him, this holiday or any other day would be nonexistent.
Here is a beautiful Thanksgiving Dinner Prayer.
A Prayer of Thanks for Blessings Past and Present
Lord God, we gather around this table to humbly thank You for all that You have given us this past year – not just what is on this table, but who is sitting around this table. Thank you for life and laughter, for health and happiness, for relationships and memories. Thank you, too, for the lessons learned and the tears we’ve cried because of Your ability to grow us through them. Thank You for Your comfort and Your presence in light of good days and bad. Thank You for what we have now, for what we had yesterday, and for what You will continue to give tomorrow. Let us never take that for granted, but to always be grateful for every good and perfect gift that comes from You. May we have hearts full of Thanksgiving not only today but every day of our lives. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Enjoy the day with friends and family, and remember to Give Thanks to God, for he is good. Love you all!