Please read the prayers below which will provide guidance for The Empty Chair Prayer Thanksgiving. May God Bless You!
The Empty Chair Prayer Thanksgiving 1
There’s an empty chair at our table, an ache in our hearts and tears upon our faces… We try to shield one another from our grief but we cannot hide it from you… We pray for…(name your loved one) whose presence we miss in these homecoming days… Open our eyes and our hearts to the healing, the warmth and the peace of your presence… Assure us that those we miss have a home in your heart as well as in ours and a place at your table forever… Open our hearts to joyful memories of the love we shared with those who have gone before us… Help us tell the stories that bring us close to one another and to the ones we miss so much… Teach us to lean on you and on each other for the strength we need to walk through difficult times… Give us quiet moments with you, with our thoughts, with our memories and our prayers… And in the stillness of the quiet, give us your consolation and your peace… Be with us and hold us in your arms as you hold the ones we miss… This is the day you have made, O Lord: help us rejoice and be glad in the peace you’ve promised and share with those who’ve gone before us.
The Empty Chair Prayer Thanksgiving 2
This horrible disease has left so many chairs empty at the table this Thanksgiving. My prayer for all of you this year is to count your many Blessings too. Memories of each one gone are our greatest treasures. Cherish your memories and share them with loved ones, they are a gift from heaven.