I know this is about as far away from our Thanksgiving holiday as you can get but I think it is an appropriate time to again pray the Thanksgiving Prayer by Samuel Pugh. After the prayer we will listen to some of the words of the prophet Micah.
Oh God, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry;
When I have work, help me to remember the jobless;
When I have a home, help me to remember those who have not home at all;
When I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer,
And remembering them, help me to destroy my complacency,
Bestir my compassion, and be concerned enough to help by word and deed, those who cry out for what we take for granted.
When the prophet Micah was asked what the Lord requires of us, he gave us six beautiful words to live by in verse 6:8
May we always remember those words in our daily lives and the message contained in Pastor Pugh’s Thanksgiving prayer.