Gift #735: Thanksgiving Blessings #6

The prayer that we will share today and tomorrow is my favorite from the Old Testament (maybe in the whole Bible).  It was given by David in celebration of the return of the ark of the covenant.  There was a large ceremony to celebrate its restoration into the tabernacle and the entire population participated.  As worship was once again instituted at the tabernacle, we are told that David blessed the people and gave them gifts of food.  He called for a day of thanksgiving and spoke this invocation over the people.

Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
    make known among the nations what he has done.
Sing to him, sing praise to him;
    tell of all his wonderful acts.
10 Glory in his holy name;
    let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
11 Look to the Lord and his strength;
    seek his face always.

12 Remember the wonders he has done,

his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,

13 you his servants, the descendants of Israel,
    his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.
14 He is the Lord our God;
    his judgments are in all the earth.

Sing to the Lord, all the earth;
    proclaim his salvation day after day.

I Chron 16:8-14

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Blessings to you,

Sarah

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