Put "Thanks" back into Thanksgiving. Pray the Prayers of Mission and Self-Dedication each day during our Week of Thanksgiving, November 21-27, 2021
Sunday: Give thanks to God for God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit and for the Great Gift of His Salvation and Redemption. Give thanks to God for your Christian Baptism and for the Eucharist and all means of Salvation in your life.
Monday: Give thanks to God for immediate, extended and adopted family and close family friends. Recall with great thanksgiving all those family members you and I will miss during these days, especially, those lost this year to death.
Tuesday: Give thanks to God for the Church and for all who proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and in deed .Include the persecuted Church. Pray with thanksgiving that the Kingdom of God would manifest itself in visible ways in our world. Give thanks to God for Trinity Parish and our diocese and for the emerging Christian Congregations around the world, including the Underground Church in nations that are opposed to the Christian Faith.
Wednesday: Give Thanks to God for Creation and for Work and all the activities you and the family are involved in. God has been active, is active and will be active in His creation causing His Kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven.
Thursday – Thanksgiving Day: Give Thanks to God for our country and for the nation states in our world today. Give thanks for leaders in our country and around the world. Give thanks to God for the triumph of truth over falsehood, for justice over injustice, and for equality over all forms of discrimination. Give thanks for those who serve at home and abroad, for law enforcement and first responders, for those who keep us healthy and educated and wise.
Friday: Give Thanks to God for friends, for the community and neighborhood. Pray that God's Light would outshine all the darkness in our neighborhoods (and if you can do something about it, do it as the Lord leads and guides you.) Pray that we would do everything to build strong communities. Give thanks to God for YOU - for SELF. We are who we are because of the Grace of God. Give thanks to God for things we do not know - answers and solutions to pain and suffering and inequalities and the many whys in life and living.
Saturday: Give thanks to God for God, give thanks to God for Family, Give thanks to God for the Church, Give thanks to God for Work (active or retired or other forms.) Give thanks to God for the nation and all nation states. Give Thanks to God for friends, community and self.