A Thanksgiving Prayer
Gracious Father, we thank you for Your great generosity to us throughout our days;
You have created us and given us the gift of the human family.
You have shared with us Your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and have instilled in us a living faith in Him.
Thank you for our homes, our families, and our friends.
Help us to love and respect one another and to strive for the blessings of peace throughout the world.
We thank you for all human rights that flow from Your creative power and providential care.
Thank you for our health, our work, and our leisure.
Help us to assist any who are hungry, sick, alone, or suffering - that we may share grateful hearts together.
Bless, too, the food and the feast that we share on this Thanksgiving Day;
all taken from your great bounty, through Christ, Our Lord.
by Rev. Stephen Scott Chemino, J.D.