Nov 26, 2008

A Short Thanksgiving Poem

thanksgiving table setting

This short Thanksgiving poem may give children as well as many adults a new perspective on what Thanksgiving is about. In the United States of America, the kids are given pictures of cornucopias and the Pilgrims to color. They are told the story of the Pilgrims and how they came to the New World to enjoy religious freedom which is an excellent story of faith.

Many families have a tradition of going from person to person around the heavily loaded holiday table giving each an opportunity to state one thing (or more) that they are thankful for. However, it's my belief that we are drifting too far away from WHOM we are thankful to. We should give the credit to our Maker not pat ourselves on the back for our accomplishments.

Here is a short Thanksgiving poem that emphasizes the importance of the Lord's hand in our health and well-being.


Father, we come to you today
With voices raised with praise and thanksgiving
Happy to be in good health, bodies whole and strong
Appreciate of your love and Grace
And understanding, in this world we're living,

And though, we are less than perfect
We love and want to please You it’s true
We pray and ask Jesus, for courage each day
To be, what we should be, for ourselves as well as you

So we come unto you most humbly
In Jesus Name, we pray
To give our thanks
For another year with your love raining down upon us each day.

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