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God has made for you. I leave you with a devotional thought written from a child’s heart, as well as other Thanksgiving expressions and prayers.
A CHILD’S VIEW OF THANKSGIVING
I learned at my Christian school that Thanksgiving started when the Pilgrims were so thankful to God that they lived through their first cold winter in America. Lots of the Pilgrims died, so God really took care of those who lived. I don’t think most people know about that first Thanksgiving though.
We always go to Grandma’s house and have a big turkey with stuffing and lots of mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie and olives and pickles and lots of the other food. I don’t like the sweet potatoes, though. We spend all day at Grandma’s, and no one ever says thank you to God. We just thank Grandma.
My teacher says we should always thank God for what we have. She said most of all we should thank Him for Jesus because He died on the cross to pay for our sins. I don’t know why He did that, but I guess that was a pretty great thing to do. Maybe my teacher can tell me. She really loves Jesus.
This morning I talked to God. My teacher said I could. I told Him, “Thank you for Jesus and Thanksgiving.” I hope He heard me.
OTHER THANKSGIVING EXPRESSIONS AND PRAYERS
For flowers that bloom about our feet;
for tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
for song of bird, and hum of bee;
for all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Remember God’s bounty in the year.
String the pearls of His favor.
hide the dark parts, except so far
as they are breaking out in light!
Give this one day to thanks,
to joy, to gratitude!
Henry Ward Beecher
He who thanks but with the lips
thanks but in part;
the full, the true Thanksgiving
comes from the heart.
Thanksgiving, after all,
is a word of action.
Give thanks to the LORD,
for He is good; His love
-1 Chronicles 16:34
As we express our gratitude,
we must never forget that the highest
appreciation is not to utter words,
but to live by them.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Come, ye thankful people, come;
raise the song of harvest home;
all is safely gathered in
ere the winter storms begin.
God, our Maker, doth provide
for our wants to be supplied.
Come to God’s own temple, come;
raise the song of harvest home.
Let the thankful heart sweep
through the day and, as the
magnet finds the iron,
so it will find, in every hour,
some heavenly blessings!
Henry Ward Beecher
Let us come before Him with
thanksgiving and extol him
with music and song.
Let us remember that, as much
has been given us, much will be
expected from us, and that true
homage comes from the heart
as well as from the lips, and
shows itself in deeds.
Thanksgiving Day comes,
by statute, once a year;
to the honest man it comes
as frequently as the heart
of gratitude will allow.
Edward Sanford Martin
At this Thanksgiving, as you sit down to eat what has been prepared, pray, but before you do, ask each one at your table to mention at least two things they are thankful to God for. If you have children who are old enough, let one of them write down these words of thanks and praise. When everyone is finished read them aloud, or better yet, if possible, let one of your other children do this. Then pray, mingling into your prayer what has been said, written down and repeated.
Have a great Thanksgiving,
Dr. Kent McClain