On this Thanksgiving Day I think back to an episode that still makes me laugh at myself. I think back to a specific Thanksgiving Day close to the start of my conversion to Christ. For the first time I was planning to actually start a meal with a prayer and I wanted something suitable for the occasion.
So I started skimming through the Bible looking for a prayer that I could memorize for the meal that night. Skimming is not the most efficient way, but it was all that I had considering my extreme ignorance of the Bible. By chance I came across a passage that seemed appropriate so I set myself to memorize it.
So that night at the start of dinner I recited that prayer to my family gathered around the table for a Thanksgiving meal.
It was only later that I came to find that prayer I memorized was actually the “Our Father”. When I say I was religiously ignorant I am not kidding. I had no idea of the significance of this prayer and it was totally unfamiliar to me. I just find it totally appropriate that the prayer Jesus taught us was the first prayer I learned.