for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation;
for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war;
for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed;
for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness,
and particularly the national one now lately instituted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed,
and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge;
and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.
beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions;
to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually;
to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed;
to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord;
to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us;
and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.
Ps 105 Psalm 105:1-8 1 Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples. 2 Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; Speak of all His wonders. 3 Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the Lord be glad. 4 Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually. 5 Remember His wonders which He has done, His marvels and the judgments uttered by His mouth, 6 O seed of Abraham, His servant, O sons of Jacob, His chosen ones! 7 He is the Lord our God; His judgments are in all the earth. 8 He has remembered His covenant forever, The word which He commanded to a thousand generations,
Psalm 105:1-2 1 הוֹד ֣ וּ לַ ֭ יהוָה קִרְא ֣ וּ בִּשְׁמ ֑ וֹ הוֹדִ ֥ יעוּ בָ ֝ עַמִּ ֗ ים עֲלִילוֹתָֽיו׃ 2 שִֽׁירוּ־ל ֖ וֹ זַמְּרוּ־ל ֑ וֹ שִׂ ֝֗ יחוּ בְּכָל־נִפְלְאוֹתָֽיו׃ Praise (for His works) YHWH Call upon His Name Make known among the peoples His Deeds! Sing to Him Make music to Him Talk reflectively of all His miraculous acts
Psalm 105:3-4 3 הִֽ ֭ תְהַלְלוּ בְּשֵׁ ֣ ם קָדְשׁ ֑ וֹ יִ ֝ שְׂמַ ֗ ח לֵ ֤ ב׀ מְבַקְשֵׁ ֬ י יְהוָֽה׃ 4 דִּרְשׁ ֣ וּ יְהוָ ֣ ה וְעֻזּ ֑ וֹ בַּקְּשׁ ֖ וּ פָנָ ֣ יו תָּמִֽיד׃ Boast in His holy Name Let them be glad, the hearts of them who seek (to find) YHWH Seek (to know) YHWH and His strength Seek (to find) His face continually
Psalm 105:5-6 5 זִכְר ֗ וּ נִפְלְאוֹתָ ֥ יו אֲשֶׁר־עָשָׂ ֑ ה מֹ ֝ פְתָ ֗ יו וּמִשְׁפְּטֵי־פִֽיו׃ 6 זֶ ֭ רַע אַבְרָהָ ֣ ם עַבְדּ ֑ וֹ בְּנֵ ֖ י יַעֲקֹ ֣ ב בְּחִירָֽיו׃ Remember His miraculous acts which He has done His wonders and the judgments of His mouth O seed of Abraham, His servant! Sons of Jacob, His chosen!
Psalm 105:7-8 7 ה ֭ וּא יְהוָ ֣ ה אֱלֹהֵ ֑ ינוּ בְּכָל־הָ ֝ אָ ֗ רֶץ מִשְׁפָּטָֽיו׃ 8 זָכַ ֣ ר לְעוֹלָ ֣ ם בְּרִית ֑ וֹ דָּבָ ֥ ר צִ ֝ וָּ ֗ ה לְאֶ ֣ לֶף דּֽוֹר׃ He is YHWH, our God In all the earth are His judgments! He has remembered unto eternity His Covenant The Word He has commanded to a thousand generations
Remembering God’s Works on Israel’s Behalf 1.vv9-15: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob 2.vv16-24: Joseph and the Sojourn in Egypt 3.vv25-36: Moses and the Ten Plagues of Egypt 4.vv37-45: Exodus from Egypt and Conquest of Canaan
Thanksgiving and History 1.The Biblical pattern of “thanksgiving” is a present relationship of faith and love for God based on what He has done in the past. 2.Thanksgiving in the Bible is the praise you offer to God for His works on your behalf. 3.Every believer has infinite cause for a life characterized by praise to God in gratitude for His saving Work at Calvary. 4.The focus is always the God who has done the works. 5.The works always reveal the PERSON and CHARACTER of the worker. 6.History is set before man for him to recognize God’s great works of deliverance in love and righteousness so that man may worship. 7.All pursuits in life, including the study of history or nature (science) are designed by God to worship Him because they show us Who He is.