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We Give Thanks to You

Original Thanksgiving Day Prayer for Saying With Family and Friends

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We Give Thanks to You

As we bow our heads to pray, we give thanks to you God, for this Thanksgiving Day.

We thank you Father, for our families, friends, and for all the blessings, both big and small, that you pour out on us each day.

We give thanks to you for this food and for the hands that have prepared it. We ask your blessings upon this meal: that it will nourish our bodies and refresh our souls.

We give thanks to you for this wonderful time together, and for each one present here today.

We ask you, dear Lord, let each one of us feel your love, comfort, and presence in our lives today and every day.

Let us not forget those who can't be here with us today. We give thanks to you for them, too. We miss our loved ones, Lord, but we are thankful for all the good times that we had with them.

We know, Lord, that this life is not all there is; that the best is yet to come if we live for you. So, help us each day to live our lives in ways that honor and please you. And we'll not forget to give you all the praise and glory.

In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

--Submitted by About.com member, Ethel Faye Grzanich

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