Thanksgiving Day Prayer 2020

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Father God, thank You that NO matter where we live for those of us who are in Christ EVERYDAY is Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Resurrection, Ascension and Pentecost!

Lord God, no matter where we live may we stop and give thanks to You today. Praise You Father that You command us to give thanks in all things NOT for all things.

Lord God, 2020 for most of us has been the hardest year ever. It is a fight to be thankful and to see Your Hand working in our lives. Lord God, this Thanksgiving, help us to reflect on all the ways You have sustained us. Lord God, for those of us who are unable to meet and gather with family and friends due to COVID restrictions, I ask that You will help our hearts to not be bitter, angry or frustrated. Lord God, thank You that You are still in the heart changing business, both for the unbeliever toward salvation and the believer toward sanctification, transforming us more and more into Your holy and glorious image!

Lord God, for those who suffering the loss of a loved one I ask that You bring them comfort. Lord God, for those who are alone feeling isolated and shut out I ask that You fill them with the peace of Your Presence.

Lord God, thank You for WordPress. Thank You for the community that You have given us on WordPress. Lord God, while we may not be able to raise our voices together proclaiming Christ is King in person, may we do so with boldness and authenticity online. Lord God, may we be an army of believers coming together to encourage, praise and thank You our Triune God.

Lord God, thank You for the gift of salvation. Prepare us to serve You in eternity by giving us practice in this life. Lord God, thank You that even though Your way is narrow and unpopular, it does indeed bring satisfaction, joy and life! Thank You that we may cast our cares on You. Thank You that Your burden is light compared to the anxiety, fear and death the world offers. Lord God, thank You for helping us to discern Your truth from all the lies. Thank You that You have preserved Your Word from generation to generation. And even if all the Bibles in the world were burned or destroyed, thank You Jesus that NOTHING will ever change the Good News of who You are and what You have done.

Lord God, thank You that You will not abandon us or leave us alone. Lord God, thank You that You desire for us to know You and to draw close to You. Thank You Jesus that You are only a thought a way! May we fix our minds on You each and every day.

The more that we practice thanking You each and every day, the more we will decrease and You will increase. Lord God, may we pursue goodness rather than greatness. May we share and encourage people in Christ while there is still time.

Lord God, thank You that You hear and answer prayer. Thank You that You are God and that we are not. Thank You that while we may not know the end of our own stories, we know the end to Yours, and You win! May we NOT lose sight that You are our Overcoming, Victorious and Soon Returning King. Thank You Jesus for Your presence in our lives and interceding on our behalf before the Father.

Lord God, thank You for this reader! Lord God, thank You and praise You that You are good and that Your love endures forever! In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.

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Blue Collar Theologian

My name is Mandy Sweigart-Quinn, I live in Lancaster, PA and I am a “Blue Collar Theologian.” I love Jesus! I am passionate about His Word (The Holy Bible)! I come alive when I can encourage others in their walk with Jesus (whether by writing or speaking). As a “Blue Collar Theologian” it is my aim to live/practice/work out my Christian hope with sincerity, authenticity and genuineness. As a “Blue Collar Theologian,” I strive to meet people right where they are (“Incarnational Theology”). I graduated in May 2019 from Capital Seminary and Graduate School with a Master's in Biblical Studies. I am a passionate, excited and enthusiastic person! I love flowers, sports and sunsets. Since January 2, 2018 I have had the privilege of being married to Nathan.

50 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Day Prayer 2020”

      1. We’re doing alright. There’s another wave of the virus going around so we are getting more restrictive but numbers are still relatively low and common sense is prevailing with the vast majority. Hoping you and your hubby are enjoying the day. Blessings!

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  1. Praying with you, Mandy! Giving thanks to the Triune GOD in all things, including our salvation, sanctification, and tranformation/renewal of heart and mind, and our body when JESUS comes. We thank GOD for the salvation, sanctification, blessings, and even protection of our family, friends and relatives. You are right, we are also grateful to GOD for this opportunity to serve Him in WordPress. Thank you too my friend for being one and I appreciate it and grateful to GOD! Enjoy your 🦃! May GOD bless your, your family, and your blog ministry!

    Btw, talking about 🦃, I just watched the “We Need to Talk About Artificial Intelligence” few minutes ago. Worth the time.

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  2. You probably notice now that I’m always about a day behind on my WordPress reader, so I just saw this. Thank you for allowing us to read your thanksgiving prayer; the one about not being bitter in light of how crazy everything has been spoke to me; I’m looking forward to do more evangelism and discipleship as I think that seems to be not only what we are to do with Great Commission but also what will check the crazy left

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  3. Responding to your comment: Wow was this “Beijing Duck” where it was duck skin and duck fat with a slightly sweet bread you wrap it up yourself that you had in Beijing?? Those are expensive crazy and fancy restaurants that serve those! Ducks are awesome! LOL Hope you and Nathan have a good day!

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.

    “Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are.”
    – Joyce Giraud

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  5. Responding to your question about youth group: It went well! We only had two of five kids show up today, either from family trip, oversleeping or just plain MIA. But with the two that was there with Victor and I and my wife facilitating I think we were able to re-iterate to the kids the Gospel and the Love of God

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