Thanksgiving 2022 Prayer

Whipped sweet potatoes with brown sugar, pecans and marshmallows. Photo taken by Mandy Sweigart-Quinn.

Lord God, forgive us for how often we forget to praise and thank You. May we take time today to reflect on all that You have done for us.

Lord God, thank You and praise You for the gift of fellowship. Thank You Lord for the ability to give You thanks and praise with brothers and sisters all over the world. Lord God, may our thanks and praise be a pleasing aroma to You.

Lord, for our brothers and sisters who live in countries where evangelism is costly, may the lost smell Jesus on our fellow Christians as they live in praise and thanksgiving of who You are and what You have done in their lives. Lord may the Western church learn from the persecuted church as our time of suffering is coming. Thank You Lord for all the examples of Christian witnesses that have gone before us!

Lord God, thank You for this reader. Thank You for giving this reader worth because they are created in Your image. Lord God, thank You for the gift of salvation by grace, through faith in Christ alone.

Thank You Lord for the opportunity to love and serve You. May we serve You well each day that You give us. Help us Lord that when we mess up that may we confess our sin and praise You for the opportunity to walk on Your path again.

Thank You Holy Trinity that You are alive, that You are intimately involved in Your Creation and that You know Your people. Lord, thank You again for this reader! May they thank and praise You today! In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.

Thanksgiving 2021

Photo taken by Mandy Sweigart-Quinn

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name;

make known his deeds among the peoples!

Sing to him, sing praises to him;

tell of all his wondrous works!

Glory in his holy name;

let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!

Seek the Lord and his strength;

seek his presence continually!

1 Chronicles 16:8-11 ESV

I thank God continually for the encouragement, love and support that I receive from y’all. I am thankful for each and every reader of this blog and it is with all the love and joy within me that I say, “Happy Thanksgiving, y’all! I love y’all very much!”

Lord God, thank You and praise You for all the ways that You bless us, provide for us and care for us! Lord God, may we NEVER stop thanking and praising You! Lord God, even in the midst of pain, adversity and trials, may we seek Your goodness in the land of the living. May we seek to thank and glorify You with the time that You have given us.

Lord God, for the reader who is far from Christ may today be the day of salvation. May today be the day where this reader is reconciled to Yourself by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Lord God, for those of us who are in Christ thank You and praise You that we are a new creation! Thank You and praise You that we are not who we once were! Thank You Holy Spirit for convicting us, pointing out our need for Jesus and for sealing us. Thank You Jesus for Your death, burial, resurrection and ascension that for all who believe in You by grace through faith are reconciled to God the Father. Father God, thank You for sending Jesus. Thank You Father God for this reader. Thank You Jesus for the opportunity to pray in Your Name for this reader. Holy Spirit thank You for this reader, lead and guide this reader today. Holy Trinity: Father, Son, Spirit may we thank You and glorify You not just today but in all our days.

Thank You Lord that when we thank and praise You our perspective changes and we focus on You and not ourselves. For those who will be with unsaved friends and loved ones today, use us Lord, guide our speech to witness to Your goodness today. Lord God, thank You and praise You again for this reader! Guide this reader today. Lord, may this reader’s heart overflow with praise and thanksgiving for You! In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen and Amen.