In the midst of all that is going on in the world today, it may be difficult at times to recognize and show thanks for the abundant blessings God has placed in each of our lives. But, after some reflection, they are still as present as ever. For the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the CJ ministry & service staff has created a resource for community members to turn to for prayer, reflection, scripture and an activity to help show thanks to God.
In this resource, found here, you will find:
- advice on gathering and how you can emphasize the presence of God around you
- an opening prayer
- a reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah
- some reflection points
- details for an interactive activity with those you have gathered with
- a closing prayer and final blessing
- a meal prayer
Community members are encouraged to modify this resource to suit their needs and wishes, whether they would like to pick and choose certain pieces or utilize the entire resource. Be present, center yourself, and give thanks.
--This story was published on November 19, 2020.