As we prepare our hearts and minds for Thanksgiving with friends and family I offer the following litany to center on God’s faithfulness, with gratitude.
Sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Share the news of God’s saving work every single day!
Declare God’s glory among the nations;
God’s wondrous works among all people.
For great is the Lord, and worthy of praise!
God is to be revered above all other gods.
For the gods of the nations are merely idols,
but it is God who created the heavens!
Greatness and grandeur surround God,
strength and beauty are in God’s dwelling.
O nations of the world, recognize the Lord!
Recognize that the Lord is glorious and strong.
Give to God the glory God deserves!
Bring your offering and come to worship God.
Bow down to the Lord in God’s holy splendor!
Tremble before God, all the earth!
For God set the world firmly in place; it won’t be shaken.
Let the heavens be glad! Let the earth rejoice!
Let the nations say, “The Lord rules!”
Let the sea and everything in it roar!
Let the fields and their crops burst forth in joy!
Let the trees of the forest rustle with praise before the Lord!
For God is coming to establish justice on earth!
Give thanks to the Lord, for God is good,
God’s faithful love endures forever.
May your Thanksgiving be filled with blessings, grounded in unconditional love! See you in church!