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Thanksgiving Confession

Along with the celebration of harvest, Thanksgiving invites us to be grateful for the bounty of our whole lives, more than we could imagine.


Here is a sample Confession of Faith, used as a greeting for a Thanksgiving service, based in conjunction with the Apostles' Creed and framed through the lens of Luther's Small Catechism. 
It is designed to open our reflection and gratitude on the abundance we share.


We gather in the name of the Father,

and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

I believe that God has made me and all creatures;

has given me my body and soul, eyes, ears, and all my limbs,

my reason, and all my senses, and still preserves them,

and in addition, clothing and shoes, meat and drink,

house and homestead, wife and children,

fields, cattle, and all goods;

provides me richly and daily

with all that I need to support this body and life;

protects me from all danger,

and guards me and preserves me from all evil;

and all this out of pure, fatherly, divine goodness and mercy,

without any merit or worthiness in me.

For all this I am to thank, praise, serve, and obey Him.

This is most certainly true.     (from Luther’s Small Catechism)