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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone, and a hearty blessing to you and your family this day. We have many things to give thanks for today- go share them with your family and friends.

In the meantime, I wanted to share a short prayer with you:

Almighty God, we thank you for our good fortune with full and grateful hearts. We thank you for our family and friends; we thank you for this community we’ve built and share. We ask your blessing this day, and to watch over us, especially in these troubling times; to keep us, our friends, our family, our country on the path to righteousness; for those suffering from discrimination in California; for our boys and girls overseas who can’t share this day with their families; for President-Elect Obama, to help keep his judgment clear and sound, to lead us through the specter of darkness from the last eight years. In your name we pray; Amen.

Thanks for our community, guys. God Bless, and have a great day.


  1. All of you.  You mean a lot to me..

    Thanks for my kids, for Donna.  My brother Brad, my Mom, my Dad.

    Thanks for a life that has been anything but dull (even when I wouldn’t mind it to be).

    Thanks for a life led now, in this amazing world where we can see the past more clearly than ever and imagine a future that exceeds the wildest expectations of our forebears (and our hindbears).

    And, yes, thanks for a country wise enough to elect the most qualified leader, no matter how unlikely.  

  2. with my family. I’m thankful for all of you and the way you push me to think things through. I’m thankful our country finally saw fit to vote for change. I’m thankful for a lot of things. It’s always nice to be remind of that.  

  3. Michelle

    A Prayer attributed to St. Francis

    Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. Grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

    Rage, you inspired me to look this one up…it is my favorite prayer from The Book of Common Prayer for the Episcopal Church.  (I’m sure that it is used elsewhere, but that’s where I know it from.)

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