It is Thanksgiving time! Not only the time to think about turkey, your mother’s dressing, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, but time to focus on the blessings of life and the gratitude we have for them. Of course, giving thanks should never be thought of as a season. It should be a way of life. As the scripture says, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say rejoice…Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God.”
So, for our Ten and Ten this week, I invite you into a week of Thanksgiving using the Psalms as our guide. This week you will find six “Thanksgiving” Psalms, one for each day to read and on which to meditate. I suggest you read though the Psalm once just to hear and identify with the author’s emotions. Read the Psalm a second time finding a verse or a phase that seems to speak to you. Now close your eyes, get comfortable and spend a few moments in the mood of prayer repeating the words of the verse you have selected. Repeat the words over and over. Allow them to guide your thinking and your feelings. When it seems appropriate stop and write down your thoughts, asking yourself if God has spoken to you in this time.
I hope this enables you to be thankful in this week of abundance.
Today's reading: Psalm 9:1-20