A Thanksgiving Prayer

As we gather at the table this Thanksgiving Day, we reflect on a prayer written by Rev. James Martin, SJ. May you be filled with abundant gratitude during this blessed season and may your hearts be overflowing with the love our God continues to share with each of us.

We thank you for the gift of life itself, which you gave us in our mothers’ wombs.

We thank you for the fresh start of each new day, which is a sign of your renewing and creative love.

And we thank you for our friends, our families,our neighbors and our coworkers, whose human love is an image of your divine care.

Increase our gratitude this Thanksgiving Day, and help us to recognize all the good things that we have, both large and small.

And magnify our desire to share what we have with others, so that they too may be grateful to you, Loving God. 

Amen.