Friday, November 28, 2008

A Prayer for Thanksgiving

Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! I snoozed a little later this morning, so when I stepped outside, dawn was breaking and I could see Venus brightly shining in the southeast and faintly, contrails from the planes, taking people who knows where. It is cool, but beautiful! God is good!

Yesterday, Brian brought our Thanksgiving meal from a restaurant, and we celebrated our anniversary and Thanksgiving together. After we ate too much, we took a ride over to Tampa and drove around different areas. Louis was born in Tampa, but does not remember anything about it now. However, we enjoyed getting out of our neighborhood, and ended up at Walmart where I needed a few things and am determined not to go there today! They had big pallets all wrapped in dark plastic, ready to reveal their super bargains today.

We drove through the Park and quite a few people were there enjoying the outdoors. While going over Gandy bridge, we noticed how calm and still the bay was. I saw several dolphins just under the surface and wished they would come up and show themselves. It was a very good day.

The following is a prayer for Thanksgiving by Bryan Jeffrey Leech, a member of the Covenant church who has composed many songs.

Thank You, Father for Your magnificence in nature.
Thank You, Father for the inner promptings of Your Spirit.
Thank You, Father for fresh truth to live by.
Thank You, Father, for people whose lives illustrate Your word.Thank You, Father, for this church to which I belong.
for those who help me,
intercede for me,
support me,
love me,
inspire me.
Lord, I cannot live as a Christian without them, for I need that part of Yourself that You have placed within them.
And they cannot live without me, because they need the gifts that You have deposited in
Lord, free us of the selfishness, the self-centeredness, the ego-trips, the independence of
spirit that keeps us from binding ourselves into one.
Lord, help us to think first of those things which will benefit others before we begin listing
our own needs.
Give us grace to live in such a way that we draw attention to You.

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,