Happy Thanksgiving!

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The First Thanksgiving, by Jean Louis Gerome Ferris, 1912-1915

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
-Psalm 118:1 NASB


A Catholic Thanksgiving Prayer
By Fr. James Martin, SJ

Loving God,
who created and sustains
the universe,
who loved us all into being,
and who gives us every good thing,
we thank you for the blessings
that you bring into our lives.
We thank you for the gift of life itself,
which you gave us in our mothers’ wombs.
We thank you for the fresh start of each new day,
which is a sign of your renewing and creative love.
And we thank you for our friends, our families,
our neighbors and our coworkers,
whose human love is an image of your divine care.
Increase our gratitude this Thanksgiving Day,
and help us to recognize all the good things
that we have, both large and small.
And magnify our desire to share
what we have with others,
so that they too may be
grateful to you,
Loving God.
Amen

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