Not By Our Own Strength
from the book
LECTIONARY WORSHIP AIDS
Series VII, Cycle A
Deuteronomy 8:7-18 — 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
Call To Worship
Moses reminded the people not to give themselves too much credit for their success. God is the source of all blessings. As we gather to worship God in thanksgiving and praise, let us continue to call to mind the divine blessings that sustain us.
Lord, we humbly thank you for the vision of all those who have made this land their own, from those who came centuries ago to escape religious persecution, to those who have arrived today with nothing but hope and faith to sustain them. We are so thankful for this land that we desire nothing less than to share the dream with others. In the days ahead open our eyes to opportunities for sharing the bounty of this land. Amen.
Prayer Of Confession (Deuteronomy 8:17-18)
One: Do not say to yourself, "My power and the might of my own hand have gotten me this wealth."
All: But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you ...
This Thanksgiving Day worship resource, Not By Our Own Strength, is based on Deuteronomy 8:7-18 and relates to Thanksgiving Day of Cycle A of the lectionary. This worship resource is excerpted from the book LECTIONARY WORSHIP AIDS. SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...