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