Thanksgiving in America has clearly been about giving thanks to God, up until the last half of the 20th Century. The early documents of the nation, even from the Continental Congress, show the meaning of Thanksgiving as intended by the nation’s Founders as a day of reverence to God. Today in most public schools God is not mentioned, and Thanksgiving, if it is mentioned at all, has become a historical event rather than a Christian celebration of thanks to God. Please pass the document links on to others or print them out for distribution.
The First Thanksgiving Proclamation – Read here
Continental Congress 1782 Thanksgiving Proclamation – Read here
George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation – Read here
Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation – Read here
The Pilgrims and collectivism – Had not the Pilgrims abandoned collectivism after just one year, the colony would not have survived. By the first Thanksgiving celebration, they had acknowledged God-given rights to private ownership and Biblical instructions about work, and were beginning to prosper. Read more
A Psalm of Thanksgiving
1 Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!
2 Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.
3 Know that the LORD, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
5 For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations. Psalm 100 -NKJV
Prayers for our brothers and sisters in Christ – As we thank the Lord for His blessings to us let us pause and remember the persecuted and martyred Christians in lands such Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Indonesia.
Christmas dinner for a Christian refugee child – In mid December, Christmas banquets will be held for more than 4,000 Christian refugee children from Iraq and Syria in Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq. On this day of Thanksgiving you can help serve a Christmas meal to a Christian refugee child Read more