Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving prayers

Here are two prayers I came across, one for Thanksgiving and one for Christian stewardship:

A  Thanksgiving Prayer

If Jesus showed up for dinner on Thanksgiving, there wouldn't be any fighting over the drumsticks.  He'd just multiply them.  He could turn water into cranberry sauce if you ran out.  The last to arrive would be the first to get served.  He'd let the little children come to him at the big people table.  He'd make sure all the food was ready at the same time, and dished up piping hot.  He'd grant everyone's wishbone wishes.  There'd be enough leftovers to feed a whole multitude.  May Jesus be with you on Thanksgiving and always.

A Stewardship Prayer

My church is composed of people like me.  I help make it what it is.  It will be friendly, if I am.  Its pews will be filled, if I help fill them.  It will do great work, if I work.  It will make generous gifts to many causes, if I am a generous giver.  It will bring other people into its worship and fellowship, if I invite and bring them.  It will be a church of loyalty and love, of fearlessness and faith, and a church with a noble spirit, just and charitable, if I, who make it what it is, am filled with these same things.  Therefore, with the help of God, I shall dedicate myself to the task of being all the things that I want my church to be.  Amen.