Happy Thanksgiving!

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Still Life with Pumpkins, by Luis Egidio Meléndez, 1765/1775

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


Thanksgiving Prayer
by Archbishop Henry J. Mansell

Good and gracious God, today and every day,
we give you thanks for your overflowing generosity.

We thank you in particular this Thanksgiving day
for our lives and for the gifts of food and family
that we are fortunate to share.

Today as we remember those of our family who have
gone to be with You, grant us Your spiritual blessings
and help us pray for the grace to serve You in
response to Your bountiful gifts to us.
May those who have gone before us continue
to intercede and pray for all of us.

Open our hearts to your love so we may help
those who are hungry, alone, sick, and
suffering from violence.

We make this prayer as we do all things
through Christ our Lord,
Amen.