Gracious God, we bless thy Name for the vision and witness of Sarah Hale, whose advocacy for the ministry of women helped to support the deaconess movement. Make us grateful for thy many blessings, that we may come closer to Christ in our own families; through Jesus Christ our Savior, who livest and reignest with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
155 yrs ago Lincoln made the official proclamation of fixing the national observation of Thanksgiving on the final Thursday in November, a move he hoped would help “heal the wounds of the nation.”
Sarah Hale deserves credit for her 30 yr relentless push to to make it official pic.twitter.com/nJl4Qwb8jT
— SalenaZito (@SalenaZito) November 22, 2018