Thanksgiving Prayer and Blessing from Fr Gerry

Thanksgiving Day Blessing

In the name of  the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

We gather today to give thanks to God for his gifts to this land and its people, for God has been generous to us.

As we ask God’s blessing upon the food we will share with our families, may we be mindful of those in need.

Response: I will give thanks, O Lord with all my heart.

I will give thanks to you, O Lord for you have heard the words of my mouth:

in the presence of the angels I will sing of your praise;

I will worship at your holy temple and give thanks in your name.

Response: I will give thanks, O Lord with all my heart.

Because of your kindness and your truth; you have made great above all things

your name and your promise. When I called, yo  answered me;

you built up strength within me.

Response: I will give thanks ,O Lord with all my heart.

All the kings of the earth shall give thanks to you, O Lord,

when they hear the words of your mouth; and shall sing of the ways of the Lord:

“Great is the glory of the Lord”

Response: I will give thanks, O Lord with all my heart.

Prayer of Blessing

God most provident, we join all creation in raising to you a hymn of Thanksgiving through Jesus Christ your Son.

For generation upon generation, peoples of the land have sung of your bounty;

We too offer you praise for the rich harvest we have received with grateful hearts.

Continue to make our land fruitful and let our love for you be seen in our pursuit of peace and justice and our generous response to those in need.

Praise and glory to you, now and forever.  Amen

May Each of us enjoy a healthy and happy Thanksgiving. Fr. Gerry