Thanksgiving Day

And now, bless the God of all,
who has done wondrous things on earth;
Who fosters people’s growth from their mother’s womb,
and fashions them according to his will!
May he grant you joy of heart
and may peace abide among you;
May his goodness toward us endure in Israel
to deliver us in our days.

The peace of the Lord be with you. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Today our readings reflect the variety of ways and reasons why we should be thankful to God. As such, it is truly right that we take a day to stop, count our blessings, and thank God who has given those to us. May the peace that this reading speaks of flow through our world, our country, our communities, and our lives.

Let us pray.

Most loving and glorious God we thank you for the life that you have given to us. We thank you for your many blessings. We thank you for walking with us. In these times when there is so much uncertainty we thank you for the promise of your love and the assurance that you’ll ever walk with us, that we are never alone. We ask your blessing upon our world, our communities, our families and our individual lives. We thank you in advance knowing that these prayers will be answered according to your will and in your most perfect time. We thank you for the provision of your grace that allows us to move from moment to moment. We thank you for inviting us into the mystery of creation. As we attempt to reflect your goodness in our lives and through our actions may peace and healing flow through our world helping us to recognize we are one family with you as our Father.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Readings for Thanksgiving Day