Truly Thankful
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. --- Colossians 3:15

Heavenly Father,
We are truly thankful for your being in our lives, and we are especially thankful for Your peace and Your love on this Thanksgiving Day. Many of us have mixed emotions that are still very fresh and tender for our loved ones who are now absent from us but are present with You. Through our heartaches and tears, we are truly thankful. Some of us long for the fellowship of family and friends who are miles away, but for reasons beyond our control we cannot be together today. Even still, we are truly thankful. Because we are here in the land of the living - we are truly thankful. Because You are God, and You continue to bless us and provide for us - we are truly thankful. Because You tell us to be thankful, we will continue to be truly thankful. Thank You, Heavenly Father for the Vine of our Savior by which we are forever connected to You. Bless us now on this Thanksgiving Day. In Jesus' Name, Amen.