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Thanksgiving Prayer For Family

Here are some of the powerful Thanksgiving prayer for family unity, meals, gatherings, reunions, and dinners.

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Thanksgiving Prayer For Family And Friends

“Lord God,
Our hearts are crowded with gratitude
as we celebrate the feast of Thanksgiving.
We have come to this our feasting table
with great joy and eagerness,
for we are truly grateful to you, our God,
for all that we have been given.
We pause now and, in silent prayer,
do thank you for the great generosity of Your gifts.”

We also thank one another for gifts –
especially for the gifts of love and affection
that we have freely shared.
We are thankful
for all who are present at this our feast
as well as for all those who have labored in love
in order to bring this dinner to our table.

May You, our God, bless this Thanksgiving feast
and all of us who shall share it
in your holy name.”
-Hays, Edward, Prayers for the Domestic Church: A Handbook for Worship in the Home (Kansas: Forest of Peace Books, 1979), 122.

“Giving Thanks
For the expanding grandeur of creation, worlds known and unknown, galaxies beyond galaxies, filling us with awe and challenging our imaginations:
We give thanks this day.
For this fragile planet earth, its times and tides, its sunsets and seasons:
We give thanks this day.
For the joy of human life, its wonders and surprises, its hopes and achievements:
We give thanks this day.
For our human community, our common past and future hope, our oneness transcending all separation, our capacity to work for peace and justice in the midst of hostility and oppression:
We give thanks this day.
For high hopes and noble causes, for faith without fanaticism, for understanding of views not shared:
We give thanks this day.
For all who have labored and suffered for a fairer world, who have lived so that others might live in dignity and freedom:
We give thanks this day.
For human liberty and sacred rites; for opportunities to change and grow, to affirm and choose:
We give thanks this day.
We pray that we may live not by our fears but by our hopes, not by our words but by our deeds.
We give thanks this day.”
– O. Eugene Pickett

“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.”
– Samuel F. Pugh

“For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything thy goodness sends.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Omnipotent and eternal God,
You watch over your children,
with your tender and loving care.
I thank you this day
for your mercy and grace.
I am grateful for your healing power,
and for the abundant blessings
you have given me.
But most of all,
I am thankful for the promise of salvation,
given through your Son, our Lord.
Through him, when all is completed,
there will be no more sickness or pain.
I pray in his name.”
– David Bennett

Thanksgiving Prayer For Family Protection

“For flowers that bloom about our feet,
Father, we thank Thee.
For tender grass so fresh, so sweet,
Father, we thank Thee.
For the song of bird and hum of bee,
for all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee.
For blue of stream and blue of sky,
Father, we thank Thee.
For pleasant shade of branches high,
Father, we thank Thee.
For fragrant air and cooling breeze,
for beauty of the blooming trees,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee.
For this new morning with its light,
Father, we thank Thee.
For rest and shelter of the night,
Father, we thank Thee
For health and food, for love and friends,
for everything Thy goodness sends,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“And already still November
Drapes her snowy table here.
Fetch a log, then; coax the ember;
Fill your hearts with old-time cheer;
Heaven be thanked for one more year,
And our Thanksgiving turkey!”
-George Parsons Lathrup

“We give because someone gave to us.
We give because nobody gave to us.
We give because giving has changed us.
We give because giving could have changed us.
Giving has many faces.”
-Alberto Rios

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.”
-Psalm 100:4-5

“Dear God, on this Thanksgiving Day,
I want to pause and thank you for your blessings.
For another day, for family, friends, for food on the table.
You are the source of all good things,
We praise you for the simple things that bring us joy.
Help us keep our eyes on you this day and every day
So our lives may be filled with praise and joy. Amen.”

Thanksgiving Prayer For Family Catholic

“We thank you, Lord, for food and friends
And for all of the joy this holiday lends;
It’s Thanksgiving Day and we can see
The blessings you’ve provided our family.
Thanks to you, Lord, for another good year;
When you watch over us, there’s nothing to fear.”
-Karl Fuchs

“Father in Heaven, thank you for all the souls you have led into my life to show me the joys of thankfulness and gratitude. Please teach me the humility and discernment to give thanks more clearly and experience gratitude more fully in the world around me, and especially in the precious exemplars into whose presence you have led me. Open my eyes and heart to learn from their examples, and lead me, in time, to be an example myself, especially in my gratitude for all your uncountable graces and mercies in my life and the lives around me.”

“We may not all feel gratitude for the same things. We may not feel gratitude for one thing after it becomes a part of us and its presence in our lives becomes routine and taken for granted. But simply taking the time to include such things in our prayers of thanksgiving can restore our feelings of gratitude and wonder.

Better still, when we apply this discipline of giving thanks to our friends and acquaintances, what delight we can gain in realizing that their particular joys and temperaments can transmit to us a level of appreciation and joy we are not equipped to reach on our own. I don’t have to understand the glories of dual hemi carburetors and high-torque transmissions to feel and enjoy my friend’s delight in such things (or in some things that have names something like that). Such things are not and, gloriously, do not have to be my passion.”

“V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R. And she conceived of the Holy Ghost.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to thy word. Hail, Mary etc.
V. And the Word was made Flesh.
R. And dwelt among us. Hail, Mary etc.
V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.”

“Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen”

Thanksgiving Prayer For Family Bible Verse

“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Psalm 100

“We recognize that while we were still sinners, Christ loved us and gave His life for us. He went through death on the cross so we could have a relationship with You in life, then go on to be with You forever. We fall so short, but You love us anyway. We have deep flaws, but when You look at us you see Christ’s righteousness. Bring us closer together as we express our gratitude for all You have done. Thank You in Jesus’ name, amen.”

“Father, today we give thanks for all the blessings You have given us. We’re safe from harm, we have food to eat and despite the challenges in our lives, we know that we are blessed. One of the things we’re most grateful for is Christ’s finished work on the cross.”

“We know that some people don’t have food at all today, and we have it in abundance. Thank You for always providing for our needs. And if the meal wasn’t enough, we have all of our favorite desserts. Thank You for how You enrich our lives and for the ones who prepared this feast. For the ones who couldn’t make it, comfort them today and please make it possible to see them again soon. Thank You, amen.”

“All creatures look to you to give them their food at the proper time. When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things. … May the glory of the Lord endure forever; may the Lord rejoice in his works.” Psalm 27-28;31

Short Thanksgiving Prayer For Family

“Dear Lord, thank you for this meal and for all of our many blessings. Amen.”

“Heavenly Father, we come to you with thanksgiving for the many blessings you’ve given us, especially our friends and family, and for the nourishment you provide. Amen.”

“Dear Lord, thank you for today, for yesterday, and for tomorrow. Thank you for the time to be together and to praise You. Amen.”

“Dear Lord, thank you for being here with us today. Guide our hearts toward gratitude now and every day. Amen.”

“Heavenly Father, we come to you today with gratitude for all of the blessings you’ve given us, especially our friends and family members, and for the nourishment you provide. Amen.”

“Bless us, oh Lord, and these Thy gifts which we are about to receive from Thy bounty through Christ our Lord. Amen.”

Inspiring Thanksgiving Scriptures

“Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:20

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18

“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!” Psalm 107:1

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