Bird Bigger Than Beast Thanks

When the bird is bigger than the beast, there is much for which to thank. But to whom? And for what?

Samuel F. Pugh says it beautifully below.  He lived for 103 years (1904-2007) serving as a pastor for 70 of them.  He suffered through WWI, came alongside folk during the crash of '29, comforted those who lost loved ones during WWII, the Vietnam War, the Korean War...the attacks of September 11, 2001 and more.  He's got the kind of experience under his belt that's worth our hearing.


O God, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry;

When I have work,
help me to remember the jobless;

When I have a home,
help me to remember those who have no home at all;

When I am without pain,
help me to remember those who suffer,

And remembering,
help me to destroy my complacency;

bestire my compassion,
and be concerned enough to help;

By word and deed,
those who cry out for what we take for granted.


Samuel F. Pugh

Thanksgiving Prayer printable version

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