Spiritual Poems

A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

by Ellen Bailey

We thank you, oh Lord, on this Thanksgiving Day
For the many sacrifices You were forced to pay
You taught us by Your sharing and giving
We can build a better world for those still living

We thank You for the blessings You have bestowed
On we Americans who are living down here below
We live in a place were freedom abounds
But there are those who wish to tear it down

Terrorists are using Your good name to deceive
And it is an evil web that they have weaved
They have replaced Your teachings with their own
And declared they should sit upon the throne

Many of our loved ones have gone off to war
To smite our common enemy on foreign shores
We ask You to protect them while they are away
And to remember them on this Thanksgiving Day