Lord we thank you for this day of Thanksgiving. Help us to stop celebrating it once a year. Help us to celebrate Giving Thanks each day of the year. Help us to give thanks for all the bad things that happen to us in life. The times we are sick, in pain, short of money to buy the nice things we want, for the rainy days, the cold days, the hot muggy days and for the times we are just too tired to go on anymore. Because without these times we tend to take for granted and not give thanks for the days we feel great, have no pain, got a little extra cash on hand, for the sunshine, the warming sun, the cooling breeze and the times we got more energy that we have daylight hours.
Help us to look to our neighbors, friends, family and the stranger and give us the initiative to offer help. Lord help us to not celebrate a day called Thanksgiving, but to celebrate every day by giving thanks. Thank you Lord for the good and the bad, for without the bad we would never know the good. Thank you Lord for all the blessing we do not deserve along with any we may deserve. We ask it all in Jesus name – AMEN