Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Lord, so often times, as any other day

When we sit down to our meal and pray

We hurry along and make fast the blessing

Thanks, amen. Now please pass the dressing

We're slaves to the olfactory overload

We must rush our prayer before the food gets cold

But Lord, I'd like to take a few minute more

To really give thanks to what I'm thankful for

For my family, my health, a nice soft bed
My friends, my freedom, a roof over my head

I'm thankful right now to be surrounded by those

Whose lives touch me more than they'll ever possibly know

Thankful Lord, that You've blessed me beyond measure

Thankful that in my heart lives life's greatest treasure

That You, dear Jesus, reside in that place

And I'm ever so grateful for Your unending grace

So please, heavenly Father, bless this food You've provided

And bless each and every person invited


--Scott Wesemann


  1. Profound! This prayer should be set as a reminder of all the blessings we forget. Thank you, Donna, for posting it. Its beautiful, both for the message and for the rhyme.

    Happy Thanksgiving, my friend. ~ Just Joany
    Red Wagon Flights

  2. Hi Joany:

    Thanks for stopping by. I came across this poem on the Internet and fell in love with it.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving,

  3. Hope your Thanksgiving was good, too, Donna. I love the poem.

    ~ Just Joany
    Red Wagon Flights

  4. Scott Wesemann was a wise-man. And an inspired poet. Word Designer
    Architect of Prose

  5. Thank you for sharing the beautiful prayer that covers so well some of the things we should be thankful for, Donna!


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