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A DAY OF THANKS

HEAP HIGH THE BOARD WITH PLENTEOUS CHEER AND GATHER TO THE FEAST,
AND TOAST THE STURDY PILGRIM BAND WHOSE COURAGE NEVER CEASED.
GIVE PRIASE TO THAT ALL-GRACIOUS ONE BY WHOM THEIR STEPS WERE LED,
AND THANKS UNTO THE HARVEST’S LORD WHO SEND OUR “DAILY BREAD”.

------ Alice Williams Brotherton, The First Thanksgiving Day.

PRAYER OF GRATITUDE FOR OUR VETERANS

God the Father,
Have Mercy upon your Soldiers;
God the Son,
Have Mercy upon your Soldiers;
God the Holy Spirit,
Have Mercy upon your Soldiers.

For Soldiers who have served for our Freedom,
Have compassion on their Sins;
For your Soldiers who served in the course of your people,
Have compassion on their Sins;
For your Soldiers who have fallen in the heat of war,
Have compassion on their Sins;
For Soldiers you have called home,
Have compassion on their Sins;
For family members they left behind,
Have compassion on their Sins;
For Soldiers who have felt no gratitude from your children,
Have compassion on their Sins;
For the living who have benefitted from the sacrifice of life by your Soldiers,
Have compassion on their Sins.

For our political leaders who make decisions that take our children to war,
Look kindly upon their Sins;
For our youth who are about to be sent to war,
Look kindly upon their Sins;
For our middle-age who are about to be shipped to war,
Look kindly upon their Sins;
For…