Are you giving thought to words you might speak at your Thanksgiving Day table or worship service? Whether you are the host of the meal for the extended family, a head of the household, or a ministry leader, you’ll have the opportunity to take a few moments to lead the family in some reflection of gratitude.
Over the years here at Gentle Reformation, we’ve written a few article on the topic of thanksgiving. Around this time of year, we hear from people looking to our archives to help prepare thoughts. We’ll surely keep writing more, but here are links to posts of Thanksgivings past. They might give you ideas of themes to emphasize as you lead those under your charge.
Seven Themes in Thanksgiving in the New Testament explores exactly that.
A seventeenth Century prayer of thanks following deliverance or prayers of thanksgiving from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer will lead your hearts to the throne of God like they did for saints of old.
If You are Sad This Thanksgiving offers reflections of gratitude amid sorrow.
Wintry Thanksgiving muses poetically on Thanksgiving in the snow.
When everyone is full, Meditations for Saints Full of Thanksgiving might inspire action.