The idea behind Thanksgiving is so simple yet so profound. A gift is given, a thank you is returned. In the case of the Pilgrims, they were given the gift of a new life where they could worship freely. They were given the gift of food from the Indians who helped them survive in their new unfamiliar home. To those gifts, they responded with thanks – thanks in a feast and thanks in words of prayer.
So, when you gather for Thanksgiving this year, consider saying some of these Thanksgiving prayers. Of course, any thanks that come from the heart is always well said.