Thanksgiving, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of every November, is a day to be grateful and to offer thanks to the Almighty, family, and friends. Family get-togethers, feasting on delicious meals and delicacies, extravagant parades and performances, and good old school aggressively played football; all these things are near synonymous with this holiday. Amidst all this merriment, there's another aspect to this day that shouldn't be forgotten or overlooked. It is this aspect that adds weight to this day. It is a day to be thankful; for what was, what is, and what will be. And there's no better way to express your thankfulness for the people and things in your life than by way of saying it in prayer. The words of Victor Hugo sum it up "Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do." Below have been mentioned some thanksgiving prayers to use on this to-be-grateful day. Make sure to go through them.
Catholic Prayers For Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Table Prayer
O Gracious God, we give you thanks for your overflowing generosity to us. Thank you for the blessings of the food we eat and especially for this feast today. Thank you for our home and family and friends, especially for the presence of those gathered here. Thank you for our health, our work and our play. Please send help to those who are hungry, alone, sick and suffering war and violence. Open our hearts to your love. We ask your blessing through Christ your son. Amen!
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. Amen!
Prayer at Harvest & Thanksgiving
O God, source and giver of all things,
You manifest your infinite majesty, power and goodness
In the earth about us:
We give you honor and glory.
For the sun and the rain,
For the manifold fruits of our fields:
For the increase of our herds and flocks,
We thank you.
For the enrichment of our souls with divine grace,
We are grateful.
Supreme Lord of the harvest,
Graciously accept us and the fruits of our toil,
In union with Jesus, your Son,
As atonement for our sins,
For the growth of your Church,
For peace and love in our homes,
And for salvation for all.
We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen!
Family Thanksgiving Prayer
Jesus, thank you for loving us;
And providing food, shelter, and each other.
Every moment of our lives is a gift;
And we appreciate all the time You have given us.
Thank you for all our good fortune. Amen!
Child's Thanksgiving Prayer
Thank you God for all that grows,
Thank you for the sky's rainbows,
Thank you for the stars that shine,
Thank you for these friends of mine,
Thank you for the moon and sun,
Thank you God for all you've done! Amen!
Go through this article to read learn some catholic prayers for thanksgiving that can be recited with the entire family.