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Blessing for the Thanksgiving Day Meal

(In the United States, the fourth Thursday in November is set aside as a special day for giving thanks. It is a traditional day for families to gather and share a meal. Here is a blessing prayer that could be used for the occasion either by itself or along with another table blessing. If you wish to add a Bible reading, one suggestion is Philippians 4:4-7.)

Lord, we thank you
for the goodness of our people
and for the spirit of justice
that fills this nation.

We thank you for the beauty and fullness of the land
and for the challenge of the cities.

We thank you for our work and our rest,
for one another, and for our homes.
We thank you, Lord:

(Pause for other prayers of thanksgiving.)

For all that we have spoken
and for all we keep in our hearts,
accept our thanksgiving on this day.

We pray and give thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord.


From Catholic Household Prayers and Blessings, published by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, United States Catholic Conference, (c) 1989, page 200.
* Send your prayerful intentions to be remembered at our Lady's Shrine.

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