Happy holidays folks! Tomorrow before carving the Turkey somebody at the dinner table will likely be called on to give thanks, so be prepared! Find our favorite Thanksgiving prayer, and links to others below.
Tomorrow is Turkey Day, and you can practically smell the excitement, or is that mom’s delicious home cooking? Hmmm… Probably both! I for one can’t wait to gather around the table with family and friends to feast on yummy food, but there is one thing that I used to always be a bit nervous about… Will I be called on to say the Thanksgiving prayer?
My family always knew my hesitance, so I think they used to single me out just so they could chuckle at me bumbling nervously. But, after a few times of this I got wise, and learned a beautiful prayer from start to finish. Needless to say, last Thanksgiving my entire family was delighted by my words, and I think my aunt even cried a tear of joy. I was also thankful to be able to say grace in a meaningful and articulate way, like I’ve never been able to before.
Here’s the Thanksgiving prayer I used:
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
(And may the Greenbay Packers win!)
These verses were written by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882).
How are you going to spend your holidays? What are you thankful for this year? Share your answers along with anything else that is on your mind with us in the comment section.
Visit the Washington Post Blog for some fun Thanksgiving trivia.
Check out a awesome video I found of Johnny Cash singing the ‘Prayer of Thanksgiving’ on Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman.