|Focus Scripture (click on the scripture to read)
Just because Thanksgiving is in a little over a week doesn’t mean we’re simply full of gratitude and everything else vanishes. But, as we look to worship this week, you are invited to hold your hands on your lap and use them to form a cup shape.
Place in your hands any worries you might have.
Then read our Bible story:
‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying, “What will we eat?” or “What will we drink?” or “What will we wear?” For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
How are your worries changed after reading this?
I thank you God.
I thank you for ________
(insert your own thanksgivings!)
and for ___________
and for ________.
Thank you for taking my worries and,
even if they don’t vanish,
you help to lighten their load.