Thanksgiving is a holiday and is celebrated each year on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations.
Celebrate Thanksgiving and share what you are thankful for with a special Catholic prayer: Thanksgiving Table Prayer, Prayer at Harvest and Thanksgiving and Prayer of Thanksgiving.
In 2017, Thanksgiving Day will be celebrated on Thursday, 23rd November 2017.
Find below Collection of few Prayers for Thanksgiving.
Prayers for Thanksgiving Day 2017 :
Lord, so often times, as any other day
When we sit down to our meal and pray
We hurry along and make fast the blessing
Thanks, amen. Now please pass the dressing
We’re slaves to the olfactory overload
We must rush our prayer before the food gets cold
But Lord, I’d like to take a few minute more
To really give thanks to what I’m thankful for
For my family, my health, a nice soft bed
My friends, my freedom, a roof over my head
I’m thankful right now to be surrounded by those
Whose lives touch me more than they’ll ever possibly know
Thankful Lord, that You’ve blessed me beyond measure
Thankful that in my heart lives life’s greatest treasure
That You, dear Jesus, reside in that place
And I’m ever so grateful for Your unending grace
So please, heavenly Father, bless this food You’ve provided
And bless each and every person invited
We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
He chastens and hastens His will to make known.
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to His Name; He forgets not His own.
Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, were at our side, all glory be Thine!
We all do extol Thee, Thou Leader triumphant,
And pray that Thou still our Defender will be.
Let Thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy Name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!
God our Father, source of all health,
be near to those who suffer in the time of weakness and pain;
as You have for us in our hours of need,
relieve them of their burden and heal them, if it be your will.
Give peaceful sleep to those who need rest for soul and body,
and be with them in their hours of silence.
Bless those who know not what another day will bring.
Make them ready for whatever it may be: whether they must stand,
or sit or be confined, grant them a strong spirit.
Inspire with Your love those who bring healing and care to the suffering.
May they bestow Your gifts of health and strength wherever they go.
We offer up this prayer to You today in thanksgiving
and love for the blessings You have bestowed upon us so many times in our lives,
especially now in these hours of need.
We also want to praise You for and ask your blessing for this Community in Christ you have given unto us.
Thank You, Dear Lord, for bringing us all into the healing light of Your everlasting Love.
Your Prayer Warriors are true and mighty.
Dear Lord, we come to You to ask blessings for each and everyone of these Warriors.
Lord, we pray You continue to love, guide,
and protect this Community In Christ,
who has so eagerly given of themselves.
Grant this prayer, through Christ our Lord.
O Lord and Vivifier,
Your grace has achieved for us all that You had spoken and promised.
Grant us access to the place of Your peace.
For You are our Vivifier,
You are our Consoler,
You are our life Remedy,
You are our Standard of victory.
Blessed are we, O Lord, because we have known You!
Blessed are we, because we have believed in You!
Blessed are we, because we bear Your wounds and the sign of Your blood on our countenances!
Blessed are we, because You are our great hope!
Blessed are we, because You are our God forever!
O God, we thank you for this earth, our home;
For the wide sky and the blessed sun,
For the salt sea and the running water,
For the everlasting hills
And the never-resting winds,
For trees and the common grass underfoot.
We thank you for our senses
By which we hear the songs of birds,
And see the splendor of the summer fields,
And taste of the autumn fruits,
And rejoice in the feel of the snow,
And smell the breath of the spring.
Grant us a heart wide open to all this beauty;
And save our souls from being so blind
That we pass unseeing
When even the common thornbush
Is aflame with your glory,
O God our creator,
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.