In thanksgiving, we pause, we slow ourselves we gather together, family and friends, reflecting, memories rich with our collective past our shared times together, washing over us thinking of our blessings, at harvest, in thanksgiving
Our provision, day by day, our health, our family, our friends, our nation, this world, troubled as it is So much for which to be thankful, so many gifts given by our creator, our savior, our savior, our sustainer, our God
Like the first Thanksgiving, gathered together around a table of your bounty, the gifts of the earth grain and drink, meat and game, a harvest Bowing our heads, our hearts as one, joining in prayer, for the gifts we share
Remembering too, those who are not home thankful for their service, for their sacrifice those who stand in harm’s way on our behalf thankful too for those on guard, for all who serve us whether in foreign fields or in fire houses down the street
For you oh God, for your presence and your love for your grounding and your grace we give you thanks For all we are and all we have are gifts from you We humbly pause, and give you thanks.