O God, from whom we receive every gift of life, we gather at Thanksgiving grateful for your abundant blessings. We are thankful for the gift of love which steadies us and opens our hearts to another, for passion that keeps attentive to the joys and challenges of our Christian calling, and for compassion which expresses our faith in tangible ways as we reach out to neighbors in need.

In a world of need, we are mindful that we have more than enough and pray that you will inspire us to share what we have. By your grace may we extend your care until all your children are blessed and enjoy the basic necessities of life: shelter, food, water, and good work to do. May this uniquely American holiday, which remembers diverse people coming to feast together, compel us to live toward that day when a more unified world spins in justice, equity and peace.

We pray that as we gather with family and friends and enjoy the abundance of your good earth, that our fellowship may unite us in hope and nurture us to further your good work in the world, through Christ, our Savior. AMEN.