“A Thanksgiving Prayer”
November 27, 2008
A local community paper places a Thanksgiving proclamation on their front page.
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“A Thanksgiving Prayer”
Today we want to share a prayer we earnestly pray for our family, friends and readers.
It is from Colossians 1:3-14 with slight adaptation.
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Since our extended family is spread all over the country it will just be the three of us for Thanksgiving dinner today. This Saturday my brother Pat and his family will be joining us for a meal, driving down from the Lehigh Valley about 100 miles northeast of us.
For newer readers both sets of our parents have gone on to be with the Lord. Brooksyne has two brothers, Jody and Jerry, in Oklahoma and a sister Elaine in Texas and in addition to my brother Pat, I have a brother, Mike, in California and a sister, Genelle, in North Carolina.
Today’s suggested Music
and Supplemental Resources
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“Now Thank We All Our God” Audio hymnstory prepared and read by Brooksyne with an instrumental background.
“Thanksgiving Medley” Video
Special Thanksgiving Resources
We want to offer these ideas to families and church leaders
to enrich the spiritual impact of the Thanksgiving holiday.
(We’ll be posting these resources all week.)
“Thankful For The Thorns” – A family reading and exercise that is a wonderful way to give a thoughtful focus around your Thankgiving Table (webpage) Most every year our Thanksgiving celebration is first and foremost the turkey and trimmings. Lots of food with little meaningful conversation. Why not add some stimulating discussion about the ways God has worked in your life over the past year! Some of you are not in charge and are only visitors at your Thanksgiving gathering, but if it is possible share together around the table the theme of “Thankful for the Thorns” or the questionnaire we’ve provided in the link below. Perhaps you could just use it as a discussion guide to provide stimulus for other’s reflections.
A Thanksgiving family exercise – We have used this questionnaire as a stimulus for discussion among family members in the past. We encourage you to share results around the table at Thanksgiving before or after the meal. (pdf)
A Day of Rest in Plimouth Colony – This is a summary of a chapter in the lives of the pilgrims that Brooksyne uses to teach about their Sunday worship. (pdf)
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