I love watching old programs and movies. I wish programs today were more like the ones in the ’50s and ’60s. Much more receptive to Christian values. It was a given that people went to church.
In one of the Thanksgiving episodes of Father Knows Best, Jim Anderson, the imitable father, offers this prayer at the end of the show as the family holds hands around the dinner table. Although the name of Jesus is omitted from the end of this Thanksgiving prayer, I still love it…
“Oh, Lord, we give Thee thanks from the depths of our humble hearts, for all the blessings Thou hast seen fit to bestow on us.
We thank Thee for the food which graces our table and a roof which covers our head.
We thank Thee for the privilege of living as free men in a country which respects our freedom and our personal rights to worship and think and speak as we choose.
We thank Thee for making us a family, for giving us sincerity and understanding.
But most of all, dear Lord, we thank Thee for giving us the greatest gift a family may know…the gift of love for one another…”
And the gift of knowing and loving You, Lord. In Jesus’ Name…amen!
However you spend this Thanksgiving, and whatever surrounds you at this time of year, may your heart be filled with praise and thanksgiving, if for no other reason than you are saved by grace and filled with the living Word of God.
Thanksgiving blessings to you!
Bio: At a time of physical upheaval in 2000, Lynn Mosher felt led of the Lord to take up her pen and write. With this new passion, she has embraced her mission to reach others through Christ-honoring literature, encouraging them in their walk and offering comfort through the written word. Lynn lives with her hubby (since 1966) in their Kentucky nest, emptied of three chicklets, and expanded by three giggly grand-chicklets, and an inherited dog. You can find out more about Lynn by visiting her website, lynnmosher.com