“Let us come before him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him. For the LORD is a great God, a great King above all gods.” Psalm 95:2-3
Jesus, as this time of year naturally lends itself to giving thanks, let us remember where every good and perfect gift comes from (James 1:17). Help us to see your continual outpouring of blessings in our lives and let us remember to thank You for them. Lead us to give to others, just as you have given to us. As our families gather around the table, as we cook and prepare, and as we share meals and time with others, let us always remember to honor you first. Jesus, make our days all about you. Let our friends and family feel your presence in our homes. Thursday doesn’t have to be all about the food, the shopping, or just getting everything done – it can be a day of worship to You and an opportunities to love others hard. Help us to do so. Thank you for eternity, Jesus, though it will still be too short to praise You for what You have done and who You are. Help us to live in the joy of knowing you are exceedingly more than we could ever need or ask for. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
The season of thanks is made for chilly temps and fireside cuddles. I don’t know about you, but when I’m sitting in front of dancing flames, my eyes tend to stare at the fireplace mantle—it just kind of sticks out there, you know? Mantles are a natural focal point for the entire room, and when you have a natural focal point, you should take advantage of it! During most holidays, the mantle is the only thing I decorate for a few reasons; it’s seen frequently, and the creative options are endless!
Thanksgiving Study Book: One Thousand Gifts
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