Reverend Gene Hemrick
Washington Theological Union
Date of Prayer: 11/25/2011
Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:
During this Thanksgiving season, thank You, Lord.
Thank You for the sacrifice of our troops who symbolize a desire for freedom You most want for all Your people.
Thank You for an abundance of food, and especially for being able to share it with those less fortunate than us.
Thank You for the breakthroughs in science and technology helping millions of people live more wholesome lives.
Thank You for the charitable gifts of generous people and the light and hope they generate here and abroad.
Thank You for the unsung heroes who clandestinely sacrifice their entire lives for others without expecting anything in return.
Thank You for the rich traditions of other cultures and the fresh energy these new ways of life inject into our country.
And thank You for the blessings we may overlook that are filled with beauty, goodness, and an inner unity of spirit, reminding us You are at our side and are our most cherished blessing of all.
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