Give Thanks

“Give Thanks”
©️2022 by Gloria M. Chang

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.

Psalm 9:1 (ESV)

Secret to Joy

Do you have a secret ingredient for your Thanksgiving turkey, stuffing, or pie? The secret to joy at our heavenly banquet is in the name itself: the Holy Eucharist (from Greek eukharistia, which means “thanksgiving”). Beloved children of God are made for thanksgiving. As air fills the lungs, bringing health and vigor to the body, gratitude swells the heart with joy in the Holy Spirit.

It is truly right and just, our duty and salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Father most holy, through your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, your Word through whom you made all things, whom you sent as our Savior and Redeemer, incarnate by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin.

Eucharistic Prayer II

Let us give thanks to the Lord.

2 Replies to “Give Thanks”

  1. Secret recipes handed down
    From grandmother to grandchildren
    Make marvelous meals.
    Scalloped potatoes by my sister;
    Cranberry orange relish is also hers.
    Baked ham with raisin gravy,
    Created by my sister-in-law.
    Grilled salmon on the deck,
    Perfected by niece’s husband.
    All different but with equal enjoyment.
    Never secreted but shared with all.
    How blessed we are with such a multitude of food choices.
    How great is your faithfulness, Creator of every living thing.

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