Thanksgiving is about giving thanks for all that we have and have achieved in the past year. I include here some traditional blessings you can use, or allow your thanks to flow straight from your heart.
I know these things must always be
To keep our nation strong and free.
One is good health from food nourishing and dear,
Eating elegantly with loved ones far and near.
One is ready heart and hand
To love, and serve, and keep a peaceful land.
One is the Word and following His Way
Where people, daily, eat, work, witness and pray.
So long as these are kept alive,
Nation and people will happily survive.
We thank you, Lord, for all you give;
The food we eat, the lives we live;
And to our loved ones far away,
Please send your blessings, Lord, we pray.
And help us all to live our days
With thankful hearts and loving ways.
Thank you for the world so sweet,
Thank you for the food we eat,
Thank you for the birds that sing,
Thank you, God, for everything!
~Edith Rutter Leatham~
God, we thank you for this food,
For rest and home and all things good;
For wind and rain and sun above,
But most of all for those we love.
God is great, God is good.
Let us thank Him for our food.
By His hand we are fed,
Give us Lord our daily bread. Amen.
Lord, bless this food to the nourishment of our bodies,
And our bodies to your service. Amen.