Thanksgiving is more than an American holiday; it is a longstanding Christian tradition, traceable even to Old Testament times.
In Everything, Give Thanks!
The Hausvater Project presents:
- “O Give Thanks”: A Hebrew Prayer Lesson
- Table Prayer: The Eyes of All Wait upon You, O Lord (Chant)
- One Thousand Gifts: A Lutheran Discussion Guide
“O Give Thanks”: A Hebrew Prayer Lesson
By Ryan MacPherson
When King David brought the Ark of the LORD into Jerusalem, he delivered a new psalm to Asaph, saying, “O give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good, for His mercy endures forever” (1 Chronicles 16:34). Those words are found again in Psalms 106:16, 107:1, 118:1, and 136:1.
Today it is a common practice to pray David’s words of thanksgiving after the meal blessing, “Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest; let these gifts to us be blessed.” Following is a lesson for praying “O Give Thanks...” in Hebrew.
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Table Prayer: The Eyes of All Wait upon You, O Lord (Chant)
By Christina Harman
“The eyes of all wait upon You, O Lord ...” is a familiar prayer that Christians commonly say at mealtime. Following is a musical arrangement for chanting the prayer.
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One Thousand Gifts: A Lutheran Discussion Guide
By Marie MacPherson
Ann VosKamp’s best-selling book, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, draws attention to an often overlooked aspect of Christian sanctification: thanksgiving. As the Apostle Paul wrote, “In everything give thanks” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). The Bible is replete with commands to thank God and examples of believers who have done so, no matter the situation. Many Christian women have received great comfort and encouragement from VosKamp’s book, which teaches by example how to “count your blessings” even on the most dreary of days. One Thousand Gifts chronicles VosKamp’s spiritual growth, including her deep emotions, difficult memories and “aha” moments when God’s Word finally “clicks” for her, in order that we, too, can share the spiritual joys of thanksgiving and have peace when we “rejoice in the Lord always” (Philippians 4:4).
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Forgiveness in Christ: it’s for you and your children. (Acts 2:38-29)
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