Giving Thanks at Thanksgiving

by Terry on November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving - SORThanksgiving in the USA is a time for many to enjoy family and time together around a table filled with many versions of a Thanksgiving Dinner.  The first  feast that took place in Plymouth in August of 1621 was attended by  about  53 pilgrims and 90 Native Americans of the Wampanoag Nation and Squanto its most famous member.    They had a time of common prayer and  a meal together of thanksgiving for Squanto and his fellow warriors in  helping them to establish themselves on the North American continent.

Through the course of time in 1863  President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.” to be celebrated on Thursday November 26th of that year.

Since that time its evolved recently  into a long 2 day holiday for many people that begins what US Americans call the “Holiday Season”.  For The First Thanksgivingmany, the day after Thanksgiving has turned in to a buying frenzy for those looking for bargains on the first “official” day of the holiday season.

We take this time at Seeds of Righteousness Mission to thank the Almighty God for the many blessings he’s bestowed on us this past year.  We further remember to pray for those we minister to in Central America who would never be able to celebrate a day such as this because of their poverty and not also not being  invited to the fiesta of what we call Thanksgiving.

 

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