November 25, 2010

A Psalm of Thanksgiving

Tuesday evening, in our Thanksgiving worship service, our Pastor read from Psalm 136.  He encouraged each of us to write our own Psalm of praise.  After spending the day cooking, cleaning and trying to restore some sense of order to our home before company arrives, we spent some time this evening brainstorming.  It was an excellent exercise.   The kids commented on how we had more verses than the real thing.  The truth is, we could have gone on forever.  
Take a minute and give it a whirl.  You might be amazed at how much more you have to be grateful for.  

Happy Thanksgiving from the Wachter family

Than
1 Who healed me during my infancy;
For his mercy endureth forever.

2 And gave me brothers and sisters;
For his mercy endureth forever.

3 Some that will greet me in heaven;
For his mercy endureth forever.

Aedan
4 The God who gave me life;
For his mercy endureth forever.

5 When doctors said it was impossible;
For his mercy endureth forever.

Pa
6 To him who sought me from among the chaff;
For his mercy endureth forever.

7 And ransomed me from my sin;
For his mercy endureth forever.

8 With the life and blood of his Son;
For his mercy endureth forever.

9 O give thanks to the Lord of lords;
For his mercy endureth forever.

10 Who gave me eternal life;
For his mercy endureth forever.

11 And blessings beyond imagination;
For his mercy endureth forever.

Näna
12 For the blessings of friends;
For his mercy endureth forever.

13 Who show the love of Christ;
For his mercy endureth forever.

14 And become family for us;
For his mercy endureth forever.

15 Aunt Dawn, Aunt Helen, Uncle Griffith;
For For his mercy endureth forever.

16 Aunt Hope, And the March family;
For his mercy endureth forever.

17 Uncle Brady and Aunt Kate;
For his mercy endureth forever

18 Terry, Katrina and Gracie;
For his mercy endureth forever.

19 Uncle Tony and Aunt Carrie;
For his mercy endureth forever.

20 And the Baby Beans;
For his mercy endureth forever.

21 Mr. Sonny and Diana;
For his mercy endureth forever.

Emma
22 For the gift of His church;
For his mercy endureth forever.

23 And her members;
For his mercy endureth forever.


Samuel
24 He who gives me comfort; (woof-woof and binket)
For his mercy endureth forever.

25 And allows me to share that with others;
For his mercy endureth forever.

KK
26 Who shelters me from evil;
For his mercy endureth forever.

27 Who leads captivity captive;
For his mercy endureth forever.


Mama
28 To the Lord who gives life;
For his mercy endureth forever.

29 And all good things;
For his mercy endureth forever.

30 To the Lord who takes away;
For his mercy endureth forever.

31 Praise ye the Lord!
For his mercy endureth forever.

32 For the Lord who directs our path;
For his mercy endureth forever.

33 And leads His people;
For his mercy endureth forever.

34 For the God who provides;
For his mercy endureth forever.

35 For all our needs;
For his mercy endureth forever.

36 And the desires of our hearts;
For his mercy endureth forever.

37Praise ye the Lord!
For his mercy endureth forever.

7 comments :

  1. Carrie, Gabe, Ollie and I (C.C. & the beans) all thank you for your kind words and wish a Happy Thanksgiving for you and your family :)

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  2. Hi, Kat~

    I hope you and your family have had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!

    Blessings~
    Laura

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  3. So sweet!

    Hope you had a very lovely Thanksgiving!

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  4. Hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving!
    Big hugs,
    andrea

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  5. My first time here. I love your blog. The Thanksgiving Psalm was inspiring. I want to come back and read more later. I invite you to visit my blog and I would love to have you as a follower.

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  6. dear In Praise,

    Lovely thoughts, and we do love the Psalms. More than just the rythym and prose of them of course, but nice to think of them like a song sometimes.
    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    love,
    The sound of Thankful Songs
    in
    NE

    p.s.I tried to e-mail you tonight, but it didn't seem like it went through.

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