As I prepare my heart for the Thanksgiving festivities I was skimming through some devotionals to find just the right words to pray when I came upon this prayer.

I have to admit to you that I am a victim of rushing. I rush from here to there and back. A band named Alabama has a song called “I’m In A Hurry and I Don’t Know Why”. My soul totally resonates with the words in this song. Here is a link to the lyrics if you care to listen to it.

So today and maybe just for today I will slow down. I’ll be intentional about spending time with the Lord Jesus and tell Him how I adore Him and want what He wants for me and my life. I’ll slow my pace to search for His face, to see His smile and experience His grace.

Please accept this prayer as a simple offering from me to your family as we begin the Holiday season.

A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Lord, so often times, as any other day

When we sit down to our meal and pray

We hurry along and make fast the blessing

Thanks, amen. Now please pass the dressing


We’re slaves to the olfactory overload

We must rush our prayer before the food gets cold

But Lord, I’d like to take a few minute more

To really give thanks to what I’m thankful for


For my family, my health, a nice soft bed

My friends, my freedom, a roof over my head

I’m thankful right now to be surrounded by those

Whose lives touch me more than they’ll ever possibly know


Thankful Lord, that You’ve blessed me beyond measure

Thankful that in my heart lives life’s greatest treasure

That You, dear Jesus, reside in that place

And I’m ever so grateful for Your unending grace


So please, heavenly Father, bless this food You’ve provided

And bless each and every person invited



Happy Thanksgiving,

Mrs. Traynor