“What could we possibly be thankful for in 2020?” That’s the question Steve Hartman of the CBS Evening News recently asked his kids in this video.
I suspect many of us might be asking ourselves the same question Mr. Hartman asked his children. His daughter answered, “Well, instead of saying what we’re thankful for, we could say what was hard for us.” Yes, we could. It’s been a hard year in so many ways. But does difficulty negate or diminish Thanksgiving or giving thanks? Continue reading Thankfulness In 2020
What if, however, we thought of the Eucharist as larger and more expansive than what we do on Sunday mornings? What if every offering of our thanks was a moment of Eucharist? What if we fed on the bread of gratitude in every moment, with every person, and in every place?
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Psalm 92:1. “It is a good thing to give thanks to the LORD, and to sing praises to your Name, O Most High.” When I was a child, I always received a box of blank thank you notes as a Christmas gift. I didn’t have to finish writing all my notes on Christmas Day, but I did have to begin. It was a good thing … Continue reading Thanksgiving for Everything
A Thanksgiving for America Almighty God, giver of all good gifts; we thank you For this nation, our heritage, and for calling us to be the United States of America; For the founders of this country, the liberty they won for themselves and us, and for the torch of freedom they lit for nations then unborn; For the natural majesty and beauty of this land; … Continue reading Independence Day Prayers for America
Everyone capable of thanksgiving is capable of salvation and eternal joy. Thank You, O Lord, for having accepted this Eucharist, which we offered to the Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and which filled our hearts with the joy, peace and righteousness of the Holy Spirit. Thank You, O Lord, for having revealed Yourself unto us and given us the foretaste of Your Kingdom. … Continue reading Thank You, O Lord!