Some prayers for Thanksgiving Day

A Litany of Generosity

Gracious God, give us generous hearts...

to share whatever gift it is that you have given us

to acknowledge you as the giver of all good gifts

to give without counting the cost

to share without expecting something in return

to hold all of our treasures and values with open hands

to recognize the abundance of blessings in each passing day

to experience the heart of the widow giving her mite

to accept our talents, whether many or few, and to use them in service of your reign

to grow in giving thanks for everything

O gracious God,

who so generously lavishes our lives with goodness,

create in our hearts a deep center of gratitude,

a center that grows so strong in its thanksgiving

that we can share freely of our treasures.

May we always be grateful for your reaching into our lives

with surprises of joy, growth, and unearned love.


By Joyce Rupp, from Fresh Bread, 1985

A Litany of Thanksgiving

For the beauty and wonder of your creation in earth, sky and sea,

We thank you, Lord

For all that is good in the lives of women and men, revealing the image of God,

We thank you, Lord

For our daily food and drink, For the living bread of the Eucharist,

We thank you, Lord

For our family and friends,

We thank you, Lord

For our homes, heat, and clothing,

We thank you, Lord

For minds to think, hearts to love, and hands to serve,

We thank you, Lord

For health and strength to work, and leisure to rest and play,

We thank you, Lord

For the brave and courageous, the meek and humble,

We thank you, Lord

For the communion of saints in all times and places,

We thank you, Lord

For fleeting moments of grace,

We thank you, Lord

for the great mercies and promises given to us in Christ Jesus our Lord

We thank you, Lord

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    Margi Horner, Director of Liturgy
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