Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

A Litany of Thanksgiving, from the Book of Common Prayer

Let us give thanks to God our Father for all his gifts so freely bestowed upon us.

For the beauty and wonder of your creation, in earth and sky and sea.  We thank you, Lord.

DSCN8180

For all that is gracious in the lives of men and women, revealing the image of Christ, we thank you, Lord.

DSCN8179

For our daily food and drink, our homes and families, and our friends, we thank you, Lord.

DSCN8187

For minds to think, and hearts to love, and hands to serve, we thank you, Lord.

DSCN8178

For health and strength to work, and leisure to rest and play, we thank you, Lord.

DSCN8177

For the brave and courageous, who are patient in suffering and faithful in adversity, we thank you, Lord.

For all valiant seekers after truth, liberty, and justice, we thank you, Lord.

DSCN8192

For the communion of saints, in all times and places, we thank you, Lord.

DSCN8190

Above all, we give you thanks for the great mercies and promises given to us in Christ Jesus our Lord; 

To him be praise and glory, with you, O Father, and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen.

(Thanks to the What’s in the Bible blog for bringing this prayer to my attention.)

2 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *