Thanksgiving Prayer

We come to our table to welcome this feast of Thanksgiving with joy and with gladness. We have prepared this feast with good food and drink. We have gathered together and come around this table to feast and to celebrate the many things for which we are grateful.

The Lord is our light and our salvation. May this light burn brightly in our hearts and around this table, both at this Thanksgiving and at all of our meals.

(light a candle.)

We give thanks today for all of the many gifts that we have received. {Silent pause]

We also remember our sisters and those loved ones who are not present at our table. [A silent pause]

Together we pray

Lord God, we thank You for the blessings of today and for our time together. We thank you for this wonderful meal and for all who have gathered here to share it. Guide us as a family.  Help us to grow in care and love for each other. Make us mindful of those who have so much less than we have, those who are cold and hungry, sick or struggling in any way. Show us how to find ways to share ith them all the blessings that You have showered on us. Help us to be grateful and generous people.


Bless us, O Lord, and these Your gifts which we are about to receive from Your goodness, through Christ our Lord.  Amen