This is a suggested prayer for you to pray with your family and loved ones at the dinner table on Thanksgiving day. The Thanksgiving prayer begins with acknowledging God’s many gifts and blessings to us, and then continues to ask for blessings upon the food, our family, and our loved ones (living and deceased).
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit , Amen
Good and gracious God, we come before You today united with all who give You thanks and praise. Fill us with gratitude and Your many blessings, both physical and spiritual.
We thank You in particular this day for the gifts of food and family. Bless this food, Lord, that it may nourish our bodies. Bless our family, especially those who can’t be with us today. Also today, we remember those of our family who have gone to be with You.
Grant us Your spiritual blessings and help us pray daily for the grace to serve You in response to Your bountiful gifts to us. Bless all who serve You throughout the world.
We pray this in the name of Jesus, Your Son, our Lord, who gives all things freely according to our needs. Continue to bless us and give us Your peace. Amen.