Monday, November 21, 2022

For Thanksgiving

My twin themes for Thanksgiving are gratitude and food. I tend to overemphasize the victuals. This prayerful thought - about God’s unlimited buffet - comes from Scripture Union and a Methodist chaplain in Plymouth UK, Jonny Libby.


Lord Christ,

Your healings and miracles often end with a meal.

Thousands encounter your healing power and find strength in the breaking of bread.

It was your Mother’s song. He has filled the hungry with good things.

(Luke 1:53)

It continues in real time. You feed humankind with your Spirit at Holy Communion.

We may be hungry in different ways. Physically. Emotionally. Spiritually.

You offer to feed us, to satisfy that hunger. We are deeply grateful.

And we give thanks for this meal, the people who raised and grew the food, the hands that prepare and serve it, and for the hands we hold around this table. Let this be a holy communion for our friends and  family.


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