A Thanksgiving Prayer

Thanksgiving is a time for family, food, and football. But let’s not forget to give a Thanksgiving prayer – a time to thank God for the blessings we have received, as our Founding Fathers did during the Revolutionary War (see the First Thanksgiving Proclamation).

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The following Thanksgiving Day prayers are offered here for use with your family and friends on this special day or any day. They are both in the singular form but it is easy to change the “I” to “we”. God bless you and your family on this Thanksgiving Day.

Bless this food to our use and thus to thy service through Christ our Lord. Amen

A Thanksgiving Prayer

LORD, as I sit down to a Thanksgiving table once again, I want to thank You for Your goodness to me.

Thank You for meeting my needs every day – for food and shelter and clothing. And for the many extras You provide that I so often take for granted.

Thank You for family and friends who make my life complete. Thank You that even when we are miles apart, we are bound by the cords of Your love.

And I thank You that I live in a country where I am free to worship You and to read Your Word

Most of all, I thank You for Your Son, Jesus Christ, who is the “light of the world.” When I turned to Him, He flooded the darkness of my soul with the light of Your love.

Thank You that He not only died for my sins, but that He is alive today at Your side – hearing my prayers and preparing a home for me in Heaven.

Thank You that He came into this world and took up residence in my life as Savior, Lord, and God.

Thank You for all that You have given me as a Christian: the Holy Spirit who is Your presence in my life, the Bible that is a light to my pathway, Christian friends who encourage and help me.

Thank You that I can face tomorrow with hope because Jesus is living for me.

O, Lord, how truly rich I am! Thank You for all You mean to me.

Be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations.”
~ Psalm 100:4,5

A Thanksgiving Prayer

Oh, God, when I have food,
help me to remember the hungry;
When I have work, help me
to remember the jobless;
When I have a warm home,
help me to remember the homeless;
When I am without pain,
help me to remember those who suffer;
And remembering, help me
to destroy my complacency
and bestir my compassion.
Make me concerned enough
to help, by word and deed,
those who cry out
for what we take for granted.

Samuel F. Pugh

”For I was hungry and you gave Me food,
I was thirsty and you gave Me drink.
I was a stranger and you welcomed Me…”
~ Matthew 25:35

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