Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Every year, as is a custom started by my dear Mother-in-Law years ago, we wake on Thanksgiving morning and flip on CBS to watch the Macy's Day parade as we busily cook the feast in the kitchen.

The Morning Show was on last year, and featured a segment with Anne Graham, who read a prayer from her father, the Reverend Billy Graham.
I couldn't believe what I was hearing on television... it moved me to the very core of everything I believe, and I wanted to share it here with you again this year.

“Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance.
We know Your Word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good,’ but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.

We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.

We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.

We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.

We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem.

We have abused power and called it politics.

We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition.

We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.
We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

Search us, oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free.


As families gather for the holiday, please remember there is no reason to have a holiday called Thanksgiving unless there is Someone to thank.

Thanks to God and Jesus Christ His Son for all the blessings on our fair land.


Becca said...

Thank you for sharing. I will share this prayer with my family today.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Here Here!!! well said..I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving as well..:)

ohiofarmgirl said...

How sweet it is... Dianntha