Daily Archives: November 26, 2015

George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Day proclamation

WINTERY KNIGHT

George Washington and Old Nelson pray George Washington and his horse Old Nelson pray in the snow

To help us be thankful, here is a famous Thanksgiving day proclamation.

Here it is:

PRESIDENTIAL THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATIONS

1789-1815 : George Washington, John Adams, James Madison

THANKSGIVING DAY 1789

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – A PROCLAMATION

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor – and Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

Now therefore I…

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GodLife: Give Thanks

Scripture: “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” (1 Chronicles 16:34)

Spend time thanking God today. Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! (Philippians 4:4)

Perhaps life is weighing you down and you feel like you have nothing to thank God for…

Click here to read about “how to be thankful when life is hard”