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Come together this Thanksgiving with a beautiful prayer

11/25/2015 (2 years ago)
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Remembering all God has given us each year.

Each year, millions of people across the United States rush to grocery stores and prepare to visit their families in celebration of Thanksgiving. Visiting loved ones and enjoying a specially prepared meal are both wonderful parts of celebrating, but don't forget to include God and thank Him for all He has done for you this year.

Each year thousands of families celebrate Thanksgiving, but make the food their priority. This year, make God and all He has given us your priority.

Each year thousands of families celebrate Thanksgiving, but make the food their priority. This year, make God and all He has given us your priority.


Catholic Online (
11/25/2015 (2 years ago)

Published in Living Faith

Keywords: Thanksgiving, thanks, God, family, prayer

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - A Thanksgiving Prayer was posted to and it encompasses everything we at Catholic Online believe should be part of our annual Thanksgiving celebrations.

After all the preparation, consider taking a moment to gather your family around the dinner feast and share the following prayer together:

Thank you, God, for this food we are about to eat. And thank You for Your many blessings on us  this past year...the ones we've seen, as well as the ones we haven't seen. 

Thank you, God for the times You have said "no." They have helped us depend on You so much  more.

Thank you, God, for unanswered prayer. It reminds us that You know what's best for us, even  when our opinion differs. 

Thank You for the things you have withheld. You have protected us from what we may never  realize. 

Thank You, God, for the doors You have closed. They have prevented us from going where You  would rather not have us go. 

Thank you, Lord, for the physical pain You've allowed in our lives.  It has helped us more closely  relate to Your sufferings on our behalf. 

Thank you, Lord, for the alone times in our lives. Those times have forced us to lean in closer to  You. 

Thank you, God, for the uncertainties we've experienced. They have deepened our trust in You. 

Praying before indulging in Thanksgiving dinner can be your new tradition (Justine Hunt/Globe Staff Photo).

Thank You, Lord,  for the times You came through for us when we didn't even know we needed  a rescue.

Thank You, Lord, for the losses we have experienced. They have been a reminder that You are  our greatest gain. 

Thank You, God, for the tears we have shed. They have kept our hearts soft and moldable.  

Thank You, God, for the times we haven't been able to control our circumstances. They have  reminded us that You are sovereign and on the throne. 

Thank You, God, for Your ability to take what we consider 'tragedy' and turn it into a  treasure.Thank You, God, for those You have called home to be with You. Their absence from this earth  reminds us to keep our eyes fixed on heaven.  

Thank You, God, that we have an inheritance in the heavenly places...something that this world  can never steal from us and we could never selfishly squander. 

Thank You, God, for the greatest gift You could ever give us: forgiveness through Your perfect  Son's death on the cross on our behalf. 

Thank you, God, for the righteousness You credited toward us, through the death and  resurrection of Jesus. It's a righteousness we could never attain to on our own. 

And thank You not only for our eternal salvation, but for the salvation You afford us every day of  our lives as You save us  from ourselves, our foolishness, our own limited insights, and our  frailties in light of Your power and strength. 

Thank You, God, for all that You have allowed and not allowed in our lives this past year. For we  commit our lives anew to You this day and ask that You would continue to remind us,  throughout this next year, that You are God, You are on the throne, and You are eternally good. 

Thank You, finally, that we can pray in the name of Jesus, who made our access to You-and a  personal relationship with You-possible.  Amen.

Remembering God and all He has done for us each year is an important part of giving thanks on the one day each year people dedicate time to celebrate the good their year has brought.

CatholicOnline hopes this prayer will come in handy for you this year, and we all wish you a very happy Thanksgiving.


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