On October 3, 1863, at the height of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued a Proclamation of Thanksgiving, calling the nation to observe a “day of Thanksgiving and Praise.” This proclamation eventually led to the establishing of our national day of Thanksgiving.
The document began by listing multiple blessings the nation had experienced through the course of the year, even in the midst of a severe conflict. It called the American people to recognize the Source of those blessings and to respond collectively to the Giver in gratitude, repentance, and intercession.
As God’s people, we need to dedicate each day for thanksgiving and praise for all God has done for us—even in the midst of conflict and trials. Let’s continue to respond to the Giver in gratitude, repentance, and intercession.
Heavenly Father, You are the Giver and Source of all I have and all I am. I want my life, my heart, and my attitude to exude gratitude for Your provision each and every day. Thank You!
Gratitude in Action: Consider drafting your own “declaration of thanksgiving” today. Think back on past experiences God led you or your family through and ways you’ve grown because of them. Incorporate some of the Scriptures that have particularly touched you during those times. Make this your own declaration of thanksgiving in your heart and home.
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