"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Very Blessed Thanksgiving

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 Amen!
--Scott Wesemann
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, my blogging friends. May your day be filled with happiness and blessings, Kathleen


Conni said...

Kathleen, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, too!

KathyB. said...

"Thanksgiving" , giving thanks ! And especially giving thanks to the ONE who gives all good gifts, our Heavenly Father. And thank-you too Kathleen. Happy Thanksgiving !

The Gingerbread House said...

What a wonderful prayer Kathleen and it fits us to a "T". We are so well blessed...Have a "Happy Thanksgiving"....Ginny

Tipper said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!!

Daisy said...

That's a lovely prayer, Kathleen. Thank you for sharing it. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!! :D

grammyof13 said...

Thanks so much for this precious reminder of being a people of habit and rushing through everything. I too am slowing down this week, and spending time with 4of my boy dolls. Well one is a girl, but with those three other boys, she fits right in.
Blessings to you this Thanksgiving.

LindaSueBuhl said...

Giving thanks for all my lovely new blogging friends - what a blessing to share our joys and challenges!

Juri said...

I am hoping you and those you love have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Sand Flat Farm said...

What a great poem, Kathleen! Our family - kids, grandparents, parents - all went around the circle and told some things that they were thankful for. Special memories... Vickie

Sit A Spell said...

I loved seeing all your farm pictures. I grew up on a farm with lots of kitties and chickens too. I'm in a burb now, doing my best...someday I will return to the country.