After thanking God for a multitude of blessings, Abraham Lincoln closed his Thankgiving Proclamation with this (is it timely or what?):

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

What are you thankful for?


  1. my salvation and this country!! I wish there were more Abe’s in our leaders today.

  2. I’m thankful for the freedom to speak about Christ… and a thousand other things besides!

  3. We are so very thankful for the USA and for what it represents; Freedom, Justice and Mercy and one can move up from proverty to wealth if one works hard and save. Also the freedom to worship God.

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