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A Harmony Pastor Feedback: NIGHT PRAYER: Monday 11/22


Everybody’s asking: 

“What are you doing for Thanksgiving?”

And naturally what they imply is,

“The place are you going?  Who will you be with?”

 

That is acquired me fascinated about and remembering

all of the locations I’ve celebrated Thanksgiving

and the individuals all I’ve shared that day with…

The place have I gone for Thanksgiving?

    Hobart Road in Danvers

    Weeks Street in Danvers

    Stedman Road  in Chelmsford

    Moreau Seminary at Notre Dame

    ODell Avenue in Beverly

    Bertram Road in Beverly

    Monument Sq. in Harmony

    Foremost Road in Harmony

    Hillside Avenue in Harmony

    Longfellow Street in Lexington

    Channing Street in Harmony

 

Simply these road names call to mind and coronary heart

the love and faces of household and mates, 

many now lengthy gone,

with whom I’ve shared Thanksgiving Day…

 

Many will collect on Thursday, Lord,

embraced by family members from close to and much…

 

However some this yr may have no place to go

and a few will likely be the place they’d moderately not be…

 

Some will likely be near household and mates

and a few distant from fireside and residential…

 

Some will likely be gathered with mates simply met

or with in-laws now that the knot’s been tied…

 

Some will want, for the very first time,

to face a well-recognized however empty chair…

 

Educate us, Lord, to all the time make room

for another visitor at our desk

in our eating rooms and kitchens,

in church and in our hearts,

room for another visitor

for that visitor is all the time you…

 

Wherever we’re, with whomever could be a part of us,

open our hearts in gratitude, Lord,

to your grace, your presents and your devoted love

at  the desk of mercy the place you’ve got reserved

a seat for every of us, gathered collectively,

in reward and thanks and peace…

Shield us, Lord whereas we’re awake

and watch over us whereas we sleep

that awake, we’d preserve watch with you

and asleep, relaxation in your peace…

 

Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 


  

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