Let us give thanks to God for all his gifts so freely bestowed upon us,
For the beauty and wonder of your creation, in earth and sky and sea,
For all that is gracious in the lives of men and women, revealing the image of Christ,
For daily food and drink, our homes and families, and our friends,
For minds to think, and hearts to love, and hands to serve,
For health and strength to work, and leisure to rest and play,
For the brave and courageous, who are patient in suffering and faithful in adversity,
For all valiant seekers after truth, liberty, and justice,
For the communion of saints, in all times and places,
We thank you, Lord.
– From the Book of Common Prayer
As we give thanks this Thanksgiving, let us also remember those for whom giving thanks is a challenge, for those who experience life as more of a burden than a blessing.
May God help you to see the blessings in your life this day, and give you the grace to be thankful.