4 Thanksgiving Day Prayers

Not sure what prayer of thankfulness to say on Thanksgiving? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with these 4 great prayers for the whole family to pray on Thanksgiving day!

Thanksgiving Day Prayers

1. Prayer of Appreciation for One Another:
We thank you, Father, for the gift of Jesus your Son who came to our earth and lived in a simple home. We have a greater appreciation of the value and dignity of the human family because he loved and was loved within its shelter. Bless us this day; may we grow in love for each other in our family and so give thanks to you who are the maker of all human families and our abiding peace. {From The Catholic Prayer Book, compiled by Msgr. Michael Buckley}
2. Thanksgiving Dinner Blessing:
We give thanks to you today, God, for all that you have blessed us with this past year. Thank you, God, that we can be together and enjoy this meal together in health and wellness. Bless this food and the hands that prepared it. Thank you God for the bounty of blessings you have bestowed upon us this past year. Amen.

3.Prayer of Gratitude:
Thank you, Father, for having created us and given us to each other in the human family. Thank you for being with us in all our joys and sorrows, for your comfort in our sadness, your companionship in our loneliness. Thank you for yesterday, today, tomorrow and for the whole of our lives. Thank you for friends, for health and for grace. May we live this and every day conscious of all that has been given to us. {From The Catholic Prayer Book, compiled by Msgr. Michael Buckley.}

4. Extended Thanksgiving Day Prayer:
Loving Father on this Thanksgiving Day we pause to remember how grateful we are to you for our home, our clothes, our friendship and this food. We know that throughout the world there are other families like ours who do not have good and nourishing food.

We promise to help those who are in need of compassion in our own community. We promise to work for justice in our own country and throughout the world.

Loving Father, on this Thanksgiving day we thank you for all that you have given us. Sanctify our efforts to bring peace and justice to our world as we ask you to bless this food which we receive gratefully in the Name of Jesus Our Lord. Amen.

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