The “Good Family” Blessing
It has become common practice to refer to our Thanksgiving holiday as “Turkey Day.” For some people, that name is truly accurate. Not only is it mildly amusing, but if you don’t believe there’s any power beyond yourself that you ought to be thanking, it’s also more honest. If you’re a skeptic, being honest about it is good.
When it comes to Thanksgiving, I’m not among the skeptics.
So, I’d like to share with you a daily meal blessing that’s been used by four generations of a family I know named Good. You might want to use it yourself this Thanksgiving, if not more often.
The Good Family Blessing
Lord, bless this house and those who grace its doors.
Bless this food, and also the beautiful hands that prepared it.
Bless the food to the nourishment of our bodies, and us to thy service.
And one special request, dear God:
Keep this family, yours and ours, ever mindful of our love for, and our need of, each other.
Forget not those who are less fortunate than we, and may we count our blessings daily.
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at True!