A Thanksgiving Prayer


God most provident, we join all creation in raising to you a hymn of thanksgiving through Jesus Christ your son.

For generation upon generation peoples of this land have sung of your bounty; we too offer you praise for the rich harvest we have received at your hands.

Bless us and this food which we share with grateful hearts.

Continue to make our land fruitful and let our love for you be seen in our pursuit of peace and justice and in our generous response to those in need.

Praise and glory to you, Lord God, now and for ever. Amen.

This short rite of blessing comes from the Book of Blessings, chapter 58, and as such is one of the sacramentals, which is to say that it is liturgical prayer, though it may be led by lay people. It is a wonderful way to begin a family’s thanksgiving meal.

A Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to everyone!

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7 Responses

  1. A very happy Thanksgiving, Tim! 😀

    -Kelsey

  2. Thank you, Kelsey. I wish the same for you and your family.

  3. A very beautiful Thanksgiving Prayer. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    I hope you have a Blessed Thanksgiving also.

    P.S. I love your site, too.

  4. Thank you, Marie. I was happy to share it with everyone. His blessings to you and yours.

  5. THANK you for that! Still wishing we had thanksgiving in the UK!
    God bless
    Maria in the UK
    http://www.inhishands.co.uk

  6. Yes, I too hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving, Tim…and thank you for your comment on my blog today 🙂

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