FREE SHIPPING OVER $75 - 3 FREE SAMPLES WITH EVERY ORDER

Why do we pray before our Thanksgiving meal?

by Kelli P November 23, 2015

Why do we pray before our Thanksgiving meal?

Prayer before meals, Thanksgiving.Most families, even if they don't pray before any other meal, will pray before Thanksgiving dinner.  Our family's Thanksgiving tradition is to have a time of prayer, and then go around the table, sharing the blessings of the past year and what we are most grateful for.  This led me to contemplate; why do pray before eating? 

1. To acknowledge who God is and his sovereign power.  Taking a moment to focus solely on Him, puts us in the mindset of who we are by comparison, and directs us to his Holiness. Simply acknowledging his character reminds us of his many attributes; His generosity, loving kindness, and care. 

2. Reminder of Gods provision.  Do we give ourselves the credit that God deserves at times? Who gives us our personal strengths, qualities or gifts? Thanking God for giving us our abilities, reminds us of where they came from.  Awareness of how he provides is humbling, and humility is a characteristic God cherishes.

3. An expression of appreciation.  We acknowledge him as the source of everything we have. Daily thankfulness reminds us how richly blessed we are.  It causes us reflect on the giver more than the gift. Declaring our gratefulness brings God honor, and let's him know we don't take his gifts for granted.

4. It's biblical!  1Timothy 4: 4 & 5: For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.

Whether is Thanksgiving or any other day, prayer before meals is an opportunity to celebrate God's generosity daily! 

 

 

 




Kelli P
Kelli P

Author

Kelli Parisian - Founder of Parisian's Pure Indulgence Organic Skin Care. Contributing writer to LivingBetter50 online Woman's Magazine. Come along with me, and learn how to have a healthy, vibrant, beautiful life after 50!


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Kelli's Blog

5 Easy Tips On How to Avoid The Flu This Season

by Kelli Parisian February 11, 2020

 Have to prevent getting the flu, Coronavirus, immunity support, how not to get sick, immune system, essential oils, Laurel Leaf, Orange, Lemon, Cinnamon, Rosemary, Clove

 

It seems everyone you talk to lately has or is just getting over the flu. Then you turn on the news and there's the coronavirus!

I've been researching ways to prevent getting the flu. While most of what I read is common sense, I did learn a thing or two. Here's what I found:

Continue Reading

How essential oils enter our bloodstream and work in our bodies

by Kelli Parisian January 29, 2020

how essential oils work in our body, inhalation, skin absorption, healing, anxiety, emotions, sleep, pain, brain

Essential oils primarily enter the human body through skin absorption and inhalation.

We begin to understand the power of essential oils when we 

Continue Reading

Why We Use CBD in our Custom Beauty Blends

by Kelli Parisian January 14, 2020

What is inflammaging, skin, wrinkle prevention, custom blends for face with CBD, essential oils, sensitive skin, toxin free, eczema, best skin care brands
Why we use CBD Oil in our Custom Beauty Blends
In the final Research Paper of my recently completed Aromatherapy Certification Study, I addressed the question, "Is CBD in Skincare more than just Buzzworthy?"
After months of research, I learned

Continue Reading

See what people are saying!


My skin is glowing
It’s been almost two weeks since I started Retinol treatment. Wow, what a change, my skin is glowing! I’m noticing fine lines disappearing. I’m so impressed with all Parisians products but this is by far my favorite ~ Lynda F. CA

Great Product!
I have been using the Peptide Line Diminishing Eye Gel for several months now and have noticed that my eyes appear brighter and less “tired”. The puffiness is less and the skin under them is brighter. ~ Jeanne M. NC

Great for sore muscles/joints
Serenity Premium CBD Gel works for me! Highly recommend for relief from sore or strained muscles! I have an old ACL injury that acts up from time to time and this quiets the aches quickly. Smells nice without being too strong, too. ~ Connie M. HI

Platinum C gets a "A" from me!
I started using PPI's Platinum C about a year ago when I decided to dump the toxic department store brand from my beauty regimen.The Platinum C meets and exceeds my expectations and has kept my skin texture smooth, even and yes - YOUTHFUL!! The same type product in department stores would have cost me almost double what I pay for PPI. ~ Nicole R. CA