Thanksgiving prayer

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(a pair of wild turkeys alert and hiding out in a mountain field / Cades Cove, TN / The Great Smokey Mountains National Park / Julie Cook / 2015)

Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have
done for us. We thank you for the splendor of the whole
creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life,
and for the mystery of love.

We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for
the loving care which surrounds us on every side.

We thank you for setting us at tasks which demand our best
efforts, and for leading us to accomplishments which satisfy
and delight us.

We thank you also for those disappointments and failures
that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on you alone.

Above all, we thank you for your Son Jesus Christ; for the
truth of his Word and the example of his life; for his steadfast
obedience, by which he overcame temptation; for his dying,
through which he overcame death; and for his rising to life
again, in which we are raised to the life of your kingdom.

Grant us the gift of your Spirit, that we may know him and
make him known; and through him, at all times and in all
places, may give thanks to you in all things. Amen.

(prayer of Thanksgiving /
The Book of Common Prayer / The Episcopal Church)

16 comments on “Thanksgiving prayer

  1. atimetoshare says:

    Those wild turkeys better skidaddle. Don’t they know they’re living on borrowed time? Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. I feel so bad. Mostly do come farm raised.

    • they are beautiful birds in the wild–hence why Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey over the eagle as the national bird—but the majority of the ones consumed on Thanksgiving are the all white farm raised varieties — as I am thankful that we have them—-

  3. Reblogged this on Talmidimblogging and commented:
    Amen and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Julie!

  4. ColorStorm says:

    Blessings and jewels………………… 😉

  5. Nicodemas says:

    Julie this is so beautiful and faith building. I know I can always come to your blog for spiritual encouragement.

  6. Amen and amen! You always put up the most fitting of posts for the day and it’s nearly always faith building, as Nico said, ones. You are precious in the Lord’s sight and mine, sweet Julie! Love and hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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