A Thanksgiving Day prayer




Thanksgiving Blessing

Almighty and forgiving God,
   we your unworthy servants give you most humble thanks
      for all your goodness and loving kindness,
to us and to all whom you have made.
We bless you for our creation, preservation,
   and all the blessings of this life;
but above all for your immeasurable love
   in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ,
   for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory.
Give us such an awareness of your mercies,
   that our hearts may be thankful,
and that we may show forth your praise,
   not only with our lips, but in our lives,
by giving up ourselves to your service
   and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit,
   be all honor and glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

                        (THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, U.S.A., 1928  p.19, ALT.)

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