Thanksgiving Prayer

ThanksgivingBless us O Lord! At this time and during this month of Thanksgiving. For thy gifts which we are about to receive through you.

We thank you for our abilities to care for those in need. We take time out to enjoy each other’s company and be gracious and grateful to you and for what we have in our own lives. 

We give thanks for this food prepared by loving hands and for the gift of being able to gather for this occasion at this season. We ask you to continue to bless our hands for healing others and ourselves. We are blessed to be able to enjoy this meal and are thankful for our families. We pray for our own health and strength to carry on and care for others.

We are appreciative of the freedoms we have in this country and pray for others around the world and on our own shores who are suffering and think of those not able to be with their family or who are alone and have do not have any family.

We ask you to watch over all of your creation, all creatures, and all peoples.

As Psalm 100 states:  Enter into the Lord’s gates with Thanksgiving and into his courts with praise, be thankful unto him and bless his name. For the Lord is Good. AMEN.


Chaplain G. Michael Horwitz
UAB Medicine Staff Chaplain

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