Thanksgiving Day Prayers and History

Thanksgiving Day Prayers and History: In America, one of the most important celebrations is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. On this special weekend many Americans take one day off the following day in order to have long a four days weekend off. That enables them to visit their family and their distant friends. The Thanksgiving Day Celebration goes back to 1621, that is to say one year after the arrival in Massachusetts of the Pilgrim Fathers, who were determined to practice their religion freely. The Pilgrim Fathers a group of Puritan religious dissidents which left England to settle down in America and to establish a new religion. In 1621 thus, Pilgrims sign a treaty with the land nation tribe The Algonquin, thus ensuring peace in New-England. It is the signature of this first peace treaty which one was celebrated in 1621. However, it is on June 29th, 1676 that the American – Thanksgiving – became a national Day: The first thanksgiving, a day of recognition and prayers for all granted kindness and peace in the community. In 1782, this celebration day was changed from June 29th to November 28th. With this change Thanksgiving Day now celebrates not just only peace but also generous harvests. It is in 1898 that last Thursday of November was proclaimed officially day of the – Thanksgiving – in the United States.

Thanksgiving Day Prayers – Here are some of the best biblical quotes to reflect on for Thanksgiving Day. The book of Psalms has been primarily quoted as it contains beautiful praise songs and poetry.

Thanksgiving prayer 1
Psalm 105:1-2 “Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.”

Thanksgiving prayer 2
Psalm 147:7-9 “Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make music to our God on the harp. He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills. He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.”

Thanksgiving prayer 3
Psalm 100:4-5 “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures for ever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”

Thanksgiving prayer 4
Psalm 30:12 “That my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks for ever.”

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