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Thanksgiving (21 November)

Morning Encounter:

Read: 

Moses and the Israelites sang this song in praise of the Lord:

I sing praises to the Lord
    for his great victory!
He has thrown the horses
and their riders
    into the sea.
The Lord is my strength,
the reason for my song,
    because he has saved me.
I praise and honour the Lord—
he is my God
and the God
    of my ancestors.

(Exodus 15.1-2)

Reflect: 

The Israelites  witnessed God’s power and intervention as they made their escape from Egypt and crossed the Red Sea. They are free from slavery and they celebrate with triumphant song, dance and thanksgiving. Throughout the Scriptures, God’s people celebrate as they remember famous victories, miracles and special occasions. If you have time, look up Hannah’s song at the birth of Samuel (1 Samuel 2.1-10), Mary’s response to the angel’s news (Luke 1.46-55) and Zechariah’s prophecy after the birth of John the Baptist (Luke 1.68-79).

Respond: 

What are you thankful for today? Make thanksgiving the main focus of your prayers today.

Midday Meditation:

'We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts.'

(Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together)

 

Evening Reflection:

Light of light,
Lord of Lords,
God of this world
and the next,
We give you thanks
for the promise of this day,
We give you thanks
for the challenge of this day,
We give you thanks
for the blessings of this day.
Light of light,
Lord of Lords,
God of this world
and the next,
We give you thanks

(A Celtic Prayer)

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