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A Prayer for Thanksgiving

Nov 24, 2021

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving here in the United States, I share a prayer from

Grateful: The Subversive Practice of Giving Thanks a book by Diana Butler Bass.

Choose thanks, my friends!

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A Prayer for Thanksgiving

Grateful: The Subversive Practice of Giving Thanks by Diana Butler Bass

God, there are days we do not feel grateful.

When we are anxious or angry.
When we are alone.
When we do not understand what is happening in the world, or with our neighbors.
We struggle to feel grateful.

But this Thanksgiving, we choose gratitude.

We choose to accept life as a gift from you, from the unfolding work of all creation.

We choose to be grateful for the earth from which our food comes; for the water that gives life; and for the air we all breathe.

We make the choice to see our ancestors, those who came before us, and their stories, as a continuing gift of wisdom for us today.

We choose to see our families and friends with new eyes, appreciating them for who they are, and be thankful for our homes whether humble or grand.

We will be grateful for our neighbors, no matter how they voted or how much we feel hurt by them.

We choose to see the whole planet as our shared commons, the public stage of the future of humankind and creation.

God, this Thanksgiving, we do not give thanks.
We choose it.

And we will make thanks, with strong hands and courageous hearts.

When we see your sacred generosity, we become aware that we live in an infinite circle of gratitude. That we all are guests at a hospitable table around which gifts are passed and received.

We will not let anything opposed to love take over this table.

Instead, we choose to see grace, free and unmerited love, the giftedness of life everywhere, as the tender web of all creation.

In this choosing, and in the making, we will pass gratitude onto the world.

Thus, with you, and with all those gathered here, we pledge to make thanks.

And we ask you to strengthen us in this resolve.
Here, now, and into the future.
Around this table.
Around the table of our nation.
Around the table of the earth.


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