This Thanksgiving holiday is a special time to praise God our Father. We worship Him, remembering our nation’s Christian heritage expressed in President Abraham Lincoln’s decree that established this day for Americans to gratefully remember the Lord’s mercy, kindness and His great love for our nation.
Today we also consider family members faced with especially difficult times. We are people of faith – we know to believe God and trust His Word for them. As we gratefully praise and thank God this Thanksgiving Day, we join our hearts with family members, friends and fellow Christians whose day will be difficult. For them, today is another in a very, very long and grave challenge.
In their honor we declare this day to be a day “before the Lord” – one of high praises while asking Almighty God to make it the “day of salvation” for them. We give thanks to you, Lord and consider your love for us our greatest national treasure. We join every voice to shout your praise and send portions of prayer to all those expecting a Thanksgiving Day miracle.
Amen – so be it.