It's not November (i.e. Thanksgiving), but school brought George Washington's proclamation of October 3, 1789 to our attention.
[ It is interesting comparing it to the first words of the Constitution of the State of Delaware - particularly in regard to the idea of duty. ]
The full text of the proclamation, published at the National Archives link, is excerpted below.
"Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor—and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”
[ The following is heavily redacted1 ]
"...that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be...and the favorable interpositions of his Providence...that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and 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...
...Given...the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789."
1 REDACT', verb transitive [Latin redactus] To force; to reduce to form. [Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary]