Leftover Turkey & Prayer Soup

by Joan C Webb on November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving leftover-turkey-2Have leftovers from that delicious Thanksgiving dinner? If you’re like most families, the answer is probably “yes.” So you’ll be coming up with creative ways to continue to eat and enjoy that leftover turkey and mashed potatoes. Sandwiches? Barbecue turkey, turkey omelets, fried potato cakes? Soup?

Speaking of soup, remember the alphabet soup you ate as a child? Now follow me. It’s the way my mind is working this late Thanksgiving night! :-) Here’s a creative way to keep enjoying your family’s Thanksgiving gratitude-spirit this season–with some ALPHABET PRAYER SOUP.

Moms, Dad, Grandparents, Aunts, involve the kids in making and enjoying this special soup. Maybe when you’re cooking in the kitchen, riding in the car, walking to the park, or tucking them into bed. Explain that you’re going to make some leftover Thanksgiving Alphabet Prayer Soup.

Take turns naming something that you’re grateful for starting with A and proceeding through Z. Example of how to begin the prayer: God, thank You for the:

A.       Air we breathe. Apples we had for lunch. Animals. Artwork I did at school. Aunt ________.

B.       Bird. Bananas. Books. Bike. My bed.

C.       Clouds. Courage. Christ.

D.       Duck in the pond. Dishes. Daddy.

E.       Evergreen trees. Electricity.

F.       Flowers. My friend ____________.

G.       Gas for the car. Grace. Grandpa. (And so on, through the entire alphabet, as you have time. Be gentle with yourself and your family. Skip a letter if you can’t think of anything.)

Thanksgiving Joan in LV looking at pumpkins 11-08 websize Watch your heart flood with gratitude as you enjoy this creative prayer tool with your family. Maybe you’ll want to make this Alphabet Prayer Soup often throughout the year to keep the Thanksgiving spirit alive and well in your home.

Okay, now it is YOUR TURN. Enjoy a little Alphabet Prayer Soup with me right here on the blog. What are you grateful for that starts with H, I, J, K, L… Well, you know the rest of the alphabet.  I’m looking forward to your THANKSGIVING ingredients.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Lois Pepple November 25, 2011 at 8:44 pm

God, thank you for hands (especially those that work to help us), and for the hope that comes through your son.
Thank you for icicles that hang f rom the roofs
And thank you for Jesus, who you sent to save us.

Love this alphabet prayer soup. Thanks for sharing this.

Diane Markins November 27, 2011 at 11:29 am

I’m not sure if we’re to “J” yet, but I’m grateful for you, Joan. What a blessing you are to me and so many others. Thanks for this fun reminder of how to look for the good things that surround us.

Joan C. Webb November 28, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Aww, thank you, Diane! I’m mellowed by your comments. And thank you to you for touching many of us with your writing and your life. Glad you like the “fun reminder of how to look for the good things that surround us.” Have a good week.

Joan C. Webb November 28, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Hi Lois! Thanks for joining in. Hands that help. Hope through God’s Son. Icicles. Jesus! I’m smiling here.

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