Reader Opinion: Remember this Thanksgiving

It is a time where family and friends are able to gather together to have fellowship and food.

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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It is a time where family and friends are able to gather together to have fellowship and food. It isn’t about presents, but being in the presence with people we love and creating more memories.

Some of the presidents made a Thanksgiving proclamation. In 1789, President George Washington recommended the people of the U.S. have “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God…”

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed this proclamation: “I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.” 

Our country was founded on Biblical principles. It is my prayer that all the people in the United States and Israel, and all those in the world, will accept Jesus Christ as their lord and savior and begin the sanctification process. In 2 Peter 3:9, it says God is being patient with you. He does not want anyone to be lost, but God wants all people to change their hearts and lives.

God, we are asking for a mighty revival for Jesus Christ all across the entire world. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, amen.


Barbara Jean Lapka


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