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A Prayer for the Season of Thanksgiving

Portrait of Reverand HarrisA stained glassed window in a chapel Great Architect of the Universe, Dear God, we live with a variety of feelings, not always understanding what is happening and looking for some direction. However, during this Thanksgiving and holiday season, may we choose the attitude of gratitude. Help us to realize that life is a gift from you. Let us be grateful for our food, our water, and even the air we breathe. We are thankful for our family, our friends, and our neighbors. May we live our lives giving thanks with humility and grace. Help us reach out with generosity, care, and love to those in need. May we realize that not everyone is like us, or agrees with us, or even thinks as we do. As Scottish Rite Masons let us be shining lights in a world filled with darkness, unrest, and hurt. Help us to live our best life now, not trifle away our days, and always keep our faith. As we approach the Season of Light, the Holiday Season, may we be men of light and may that light help to make the world a better place. Amen. So Mote It Be.

Happy Holidays, Peace and Joy!

James H. Harris, 33°
Prelate, Denver Scottish Rite

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