Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tuesday tips (part one)

(Psalm 79:13 KJV)
So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever:
we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.

For this weeks Tuesday tips, I have two.
The first one is Thanksgiving prayers for you.
The second is tips for the Thanksgiving meal.
Dear Lord, We give thanks
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For all the blessings that you send.
In Jesus' name,
Dear heavenly father,
We give thanks for the pleasure Of gathering together for this occasion.
We give thanks for this food Prepared by loving hands.
We give thanks for life, The freedom to enjoy it all And all other blessings.
As we partake of this food, We pray for health and strength To carry on
and try to live as You would have us.
This we ask in the name of Jesus,
Dear Lord God in heaven,
You have cared for the earth, and have filled it with your riches.
Abundance flows in your steps, through the pastures and wilderness.
You provide for our land, softening it with showers, bathing it in light, and blessing it with growth.
The hills sing with joy; the meadows are covered with flocks; the fields deck themselves with wheat; and together they glorify your name!
On this occasion of our Thanksgiving, we as a nation take rest from our labors to
consider your many blessings. We thank you for our freedoms, and for the opportunity to contribute our skills, our attributes and our values toward the good of society.
We thank you for the mixture of our cultures, blending us into one people under God.
Help us to be a light unto other nations, and to further the cause of freedom and justice all over the world.
We remember those who are less fortunate than we. We lift up in prayer the victims of poverty and racism, and all those who suffer from forms of political and economic oppression.
Let the word that goes forth from our mouths speak of your peace,
and let us proclaim our hope in Christ as Savior of all humankind.
We pray that you will bless all those who gather here, as we have come to experience your presence among us.
Give us your guidance, O God, and empower us for your work.
For we claim nothing for ourselves, but return all honor and glory unto you,
and offer our thanks and praise.
In Jesus' name, Amen.
Come, Lord Jesus, our guest to be
And bless these gifts
Bestowed by Thee.
And bless our loved ones everywhere
And keep them in Your loving care.
In Jesus' name,
God is Good,
God is Great.
And we Thank him for this food.
By his hands,
we are fed.
Thank you God
for daily bread.
(This one is our Everyday prayer)

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