Thanksgiving is a quiet, harmonious festival generally celebrated in the months of October and November in different parts of the world. Traditionally, Thanksgiving is celebrated to give thanks to the God for good harvest and thriving wealth. Thanksgiving prayer is very important and an integral part of Thanksgiving festival. The family members, relatives and friends sit around the dinner table with traditional dishes and turkey placed in the middle. Every member joins his/her hands and bows his/her head for a moment and says the Thanksgiving prayer. Not only do people pray to God to thank Him for the bountiful, but also to protect them from harms and provide them happiness and sound health. A Thanksgiving prayer expresses gratitude towards God and His deeds. There is no specific Thanksgiving Prayer for this occasion, and people can choose to make their own prayers. Some commonly said prayers are mentioned here.
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.
Family Thanksgiving Day Prayer
I give thanks for my family
I give thanks for my family; Father, Mother,
And all the happy things we do together;
For understanding, laughter, and for love
Strong and warm in any kind of weather.
Father In Heaven, Creator Of All Prayer
Father in Heaven, Creator of all and source of all goodness and love, please look kindly upon us and receive our heartfelt gratitude in this time of giving thanks.
Thank you for all the graces and blessings. You have betowed upon us, spiritual and temporal: our faith and religious heritage. Our food and shelter, our health, the loves we have for one another, our family and friends.
Dear Father, in Your infinite generosity, please grant us continued graces and blessing throughout the coming year.
This we ask in the Name of Jesus, Your Son and our Brother. Amen.
Father We Thank Thee Prayer
Father we thank Thee for this food,
for health and strength and all things good.
May others all these blessings share,
and hearts be grateful everywhere.
Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread Prayer
Give us this day our daily bread, O Father in heaven, and grant that we who are filled with good things from Your open hand, may never close our hearts to the hungry, the homeless, and the poor; in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Thanksgiving Dinner Prayer
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this special day, a day to remember Your goodness to us.
I want to thank You for a roof over our heads, and more than enough food to eat.
I want to thank You for the relationships You have given to us, for family and friends.
Also, I want to thank You for all the bad experiences we've had. We have learned that you were there for us all the time. For this, we thank You and praise You. In Jesus name, amen.