May God bless you on this Thanksgiving Day, pouring abundant grace on your gatherings, and loving grace on those who are alone. May your hearts overflow with the joy of thankfulness as we take the time to pause and count the blessings of this life, for they are magnificent, even in our hardest moments. May we never take for granted the loved ones near and far who journey with us. May we be grateful for the time we had together when our dewy eyes drift to empty chairs. In the name of Jesus, thank you, Holy One Who Loves Us, for the gift of life and love.
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.