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Prayers for Thanksgiving

Nov. 22, 2016 – Blessings and warm wishes for you and your loved ones during this Thanksgiving and as we prepare for the Christmas season. The USA Northeast Province has assembled several thanksgiving prayers that can be used for your family gatherings. They can be viewed below or as a downloadable PDF.

Click here to download a printable version of these prayers. 



A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

O 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 home,
help me to remember those who have no home at all;
When I am without pain,
help me to remember those who suffer,
And remembering,
help me to destroy my complacency;
bestir my compassion,
and be concerned enough to help;
By word and deed,
those who cry out for what we take for granted.
Amen.

By Samuel F. Pugh


A Prayer of Thanksgiving

We thank you, God our Father, 
for the shelter and comfort of our homes; 
for the love and companionship of our family and friends; 
for our health, and our many gifts and abilities; 
and for all the blessings which we take for granted. 
Hear our prayer for all who are less fortunate than we are 
and bless those who work to help them. 
For Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.  

By Fr. Adrian Porter, SJ


Giving Thanks to God

O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; 
for his steadfast love endured forever. 
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, 
those he redeemed from trouble and 
gathered in from the lands, 
from the east and from the west, 
from the north and from the south.

Psalm 107:1-3




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