Did you know there is only one Psalm that is called “A Psalm for Thanksgiving”? And what a perfect Thanksgiving Day prayer it is. Take time to read this beautiful Psalm and be truly thankful this Thanksgiving and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family on this beautiful day that the Lord has made.
“Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth.
Serve the LORD with gladness;
Come before Him with joyful singing.
Know that the LORD Himself is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving
And His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
For the LORD is good;
His lovingkindness is everlasting
And His faithfulness to all generations.”
My prayer for you and your family today is that you will be found truly joyful, glad, thankful and singing praise unto our LORD for He Himself is a good God and we are the sheep of His pasture.
Happy Thanksgiving Day!
One last Bonus Way to be Truly Thankful This Thanksgiving
Volunteer to deliver Thanksgiving meals to people in need within your community.
For several years, my children and I volunteered at a large church that delivered paper bags full of the items needed for a Thanksgiving dinner to needy inner-city families. Many people were concerned that as a mom with young children, I should not do this alone. However, I was never met by anyone who would harm me or my children. Quite opposite! I was met by some of the most truly grateful and thankful people I have ever known. To deliver a meal and have a chance to pray for each of these precious families has given me enough thankfulness to last an entire lifetime.
The Five Ways & A Bonus Re-Cap:
- Early morning with God and His Word
- Daily thankfulness list
- Pray, Plan & Prepare for the Thanksgiving meal and Advent
- Simple decorating
- Pray for your guests
- Volunteer to deliver Thanksgiving meals
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Happy Thanksgiving Day 2014!
Well, here it is, the #5 way to be truly thankful this Thanksgiving! I can’t believe that in just a couple of days, it will be Thanksgiving Day! Have you gotten your turkey yet? Do you have turkey or do you have chicken like our neighbors up the road? I love everything about Thanksgiving Day and I have so much planned! If I could add anything, it would be only one thing, and that would be that our oldest son could be home with us. But, he will be spending Thanksgiving Day with some friends that live closer to his college in Georgia and he’ll be home for Christmas break. I am truly thankful for the family who invited him to their home! I pray blessings for each one of them and the heart of Jesus they have shown toward my wonderful son.
The Fifth Way to be Truly Thankful This Thanksgiving
Begin praying specifically for those who will be around the table at Thanksgiving and pray for God to show you someone that your family may invite to join you.
The fifth way to be truly thankful this Thanksgiving is to seek God’s provision and safekeeping for those who will be at your Thanksgiving dinner. Many times our guests are traveling long distances to attend the Thanksgiving Day meal. As you pray on their behalf, ask God to prepare their hearts to be truly thankful this Thanksgiving. Ask Him to keep each one of them safe as they travel to and from your home.
In addition, ask God to reveal a family or an individual person who may need a place to celebrate Thanksgiving. Some of our most memorable Thanksgiving Days have been the ones we have shared with another family or someone from church.
Are you having others besides your own family join you for Thanksgiving Day? I have heard some families say they are having up to 30 people in their home for Thanksgiving! That is wild and crazy, but I bet it’s so much fun! I can still remember the Thanksgiving Day celebration at my Great Granny Smith’s house in Yakima when I was very young. As a special memory of those wonderful days, I take Granny Smith’s beautiful china out for our Thanksgiving Day dinner. I can still hear the voices around the table, loving one another and truly thankful to be together.
Well, I know I told you that there were only FIVE WAYS to share with you, but I have a surprise that I hope you will enjoy for Thanksgiving Eve – it’s a BONUS WAY to be truly thankful for this Thanksgiving Day. I’ll post it early tomorrow morning in case you might want to put it into action. I hope you’ll stop by to check it out. Remember to leave a comment below so I know you’ve visited. Remember to check out “November Thankfulness” while you are here. You can find it for free just for you in the right side bar ——–>
Are you ready? It’s coming! The anticipation is building, so I want to give you the fourth of FIVE WAYS to be truly thankful on Thanksgiving Day! Oh ya, one more thing, be sure to check out “November Thankfulness” if you haven’t done so. You can find it for free just for you in the right side bar —–> It’s the first book I have ever written, as well as watercolor illustrated and I’m very excited that I only have five more days to finish it! I am so thankful for the hard work that has almost seen it’s completion and I’m thankful for being able to share it with you!
The Fourth Way to be Truly Thankful This Thanksgiving
It’s amazing how bringing the colors and smells of autumn into the house begins to prepare and excite you, your family, and your friends for Thanksgiving Day.
The fourth way to be truly thankful this Thanksgiving is to do some simple decorating around the house. Make a center piece with your children for your dining room table with a pumpkin and some cut out maple leaves in browns, oranges, reds and yellows. Add some glitter by gluing it to the pumpkin in a simple design and on the edges of the leaves.
Make a wreath for the front door and place some pumpkins and gourds of various sizes and colors on the steps.
Burn some candles in a safe place with the scent of pumpkin spice or apple pie.
Do you do major decorating at Thanksgiving time, or do you keep it simple? I would love to hear from you in the comment section below. Thank you for stopping by as we take time to prepare ourselves for Thanksgiving Day this week. Tomorrow we will have the last of the FIVE WAYS to be truly thankful this Thanksgiving – I hope you will return to check it out and leave a message of your own 🙂