Today is Thanksgiving.
Psalm 65 is a song of thanks.
For prayers heard.
For sins forgiven.
For God’s presence.
For the wonders of creation.
For God’s care for the land.
For God’s bountiful provision.
Read Psalm 65 as a prayer of thanks today.
Praise awaits you, O God, in Zion
to you our vows will be fulfilled.
O you who hear prayer,
to you all men will come.
When we were overwhelmed by sins,
you forgave our transgressions.
Blessed are those you choose
and bring near to live in your courts!
We are filled with the good things of your house,
of your holy temple.
You answer us with awesome deeds of righteousness,
O God our Savior,
the hope of all the ends of the earth
and of the farthest seas,
who formed the mountains by your power,
having armed yourself with strength,
who stilled the roaring of the seas,
the roaring of their waves,
and the turmoil of the nations.
Those living far away fear your wonders;
where morning dawns and evening fades
you call forth songs of joy.
You care for the land and water it;
you enrich it abundantly.
The streams of God are filled with water
to provide the people with grain,
for so you have ordained it.
You drench its furrows
and level its ridges;
you soften it with showers
and bless its crops.
You crown the year with your bounty,
and your carts overflow with abundance.
The grasslands of the desert overflow;
the hills are clothed with gladness.
The meadows are covered with flocks
and the valleys are mantled with grain;
they shout for joy and sing.
Father, I have so much to be thankful for today. Thank You for hearing my prayers and for forgiving my sins. Thank You for bringing me near to enjoy the blessing of Your presence. Thank You for Your care for the land and the abundant harvest You provide. The beauty of Your creation makes my heart sing with joy. You are the hope of all the earth and worthy of all my praise. In Jesus’ name, Amen.