Monday's Message of Hope

Happy Thanksgiving!
Monday, November 23, 2020 by Penelope Kaye

Hello, my dear friend!

With our celebrations of Thanksgiving this week, I wanted to share something that reflects the meaning of the day and that honors the tradition of our forefathers. The prayer below is from a collection of prayers from the Puritans:

A Prayer of Praise and Thanksgiving *

O My God,

Thou fairest, greatest, first of all objects,
my heart admires, adores, loves thee,
for my little vessel is as full as it can be,
and I would pour out all that fullness before thee
in ceaseless flow.

When I think upon and converse with thee
ten thousand delightful thoughts spring up,
ten thousand sources of pleasure are unsealed,
ten thousand refreshing joys spread over my heart,
crowding into every moment of happiness.

I bless thee for the soul thou hast created,
for adorning it, sanctifying it,
though it is fixed in barren soil;
for the body thou has given me,
for preserving its strength and vigour,
for providing sense to enjoy delights,
for the ease and freedom of my limbs,
for hands, eyes, ears that do thy bidding;
for thy royal bounty providing my daily support,
for a full table and overflowing cup,
for appetite, taste, sweetness,
for social joys of relatives and friends,
for ability to serve others,
for a heart that feels sorrows and necessities,
for a mind to care for my fellow-men,
for opportunities of spreading happiness around,
for loved ones in the joys of heaven,
for my own expectation of seeing thee clearly.

I love thee above the powers of language to express,
for what thou art to thy creatures.
Increase my love, O my God, through time and eternity.

Puritan Prayers, Valley of Vision

What a powerful prayer that plumbs the depths of hearts! I pray these words will minister to you in a profound way. I would love to hear your thoughts about celebrating Thanksgiving this year!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Penelope Kaye

*https://www.christianity.com/wiki/prayer/thanksgiving-prayers-blessings-for-you-your-family.html

 

 

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Linaya From Billings At 11/23/2020 6:16:38 PM

What a smile to bring a Thanksgiving smile to my face. Thank you, God, for your creation and all the people and creatures I love and every poem you give me to write. And thanks for Penny finding this poem to share.

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Hi, Linaya. I'm so grateful for our friendship and what we share in our writing. You are a blessing! Much love, Penelope Kaye

Evelyn Laci From Hardin At 11/23/2020 2:41:15 PM

AMEN!

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Totally agree, Evelyn! Blessings, Penelope Kaye

Patricia Thibault From Brattleboro, Vt. At 11/23/2020 1:47:01 PM

Valley of Vision was powerful! To understand the circumstances under which it was written, is truly inspiring. The Puritans had gone through so much in that first year, and beyond! Deaths all around- like Covid! We have no plans for this week, and waiting on the Lord for direction. Bless you a

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Hi, Patricia. I felt the same way when I read it. Thank you for sharing. Blessings, Penelope Kaye

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