Prayers of Thanksgiving

“Dear Lord, on Thanksgiving Day, we bow our hearts to You in prayer. We give You thanks for all You have done, mostly for the gift of Jesus Christ, Your Son. For beauty in nature, in which we see Your Glory, for joy and health, friends, and family. For our daily sustenance, Your mercy and care, these are the blessings You kindly share. So today we offer this response of praise with a promise to follow You all of our days. Amen.”


“Holy Father in Heaven, Creator of everything and source of all goodness and love, please look favorably upon us and receive our heartfelt gratitude in this period of thanksgiving.
Lord thank you for all Your graces and blessings. Father, You have bestowed upon us, spiritual and temporal: our faith and religious beliefs, our food and shelter, our health, the affection we have for one another, our family and friends. Amen.”


“Dear Lord,
I give to you all the members of my family. You know them all so well and love them all too. Lord, I ask that you would cover us with a shower of hope,

  • a hope that draws us together to work out our differences, and that helps us to celebrate together and care for one another,
  • a hope that rides like a banner in our lives and watches over us wherever we may go,
  • a hope that overcomes adversity and gathers strength to overcome,
  • a hope that guides us and gives us a vision for our future alone and together.
    Lord give us hope filled with love, which fuels faith, and that breathes peace.

May our family live in you underneath your promises. Amen.”


“Father, we are thankful for the food on our plates this holiday. When so many of our brothers and sisters are suffering, you provided for us a bounty. We are appreciative of the fact that you have connected each of our lives in ways that honor you and show how much you love all of us. God thank you for the love you provide to us through one another."


Heavenly Father, we praise you for all you have sacrificed for us through your son, Jesus Christ. You made the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. Lord, we are thankful for your forgiveness when we lose our way. We are grateful for your kindness when we make mistakes. We are thankful for your strength when we need help getting back on our feet. You are there to provide a helping hand, warmth, and so much more love than we deserve.


Father, let us never forget how much we owe to you and let us always be humble before your eyes. Thank you for giving to us, keeping us safe. Thank you for providing and protecting. In Your holy Name. Amen.”


From: Catholic Readings web site