Prayer of Thanksgiving by Walter RauschenbuschO God, we thank you for this earth, our home;
For the wide sky and the blessed sun,
For the salt sea and the running water,
For the everlasting hills
And the never-resting winds,
For trees and the common grass underfoot.
We thank you for our senses
By which we hear the songs of birds,
And see the splendour of the summer fields,
And taste of the autumn fruits,
And rejoice in the feel of the snow,
And smell the breath of the spring.
Grant us a heart wide open to all this beauty;
And save our souls from being so blind
That we pass unseeing
When even the common thornbush
Is aflame with your glory,
O God our creator,
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.From Living God’s Justice: Reflections and Prayers, compiled by The Roundtable Association of Diocesan Social Action Directors
Links and resources
Thanksgiving will be celebrated on October 8, 2018 in Canada.
Gifts of Love from YCDSB and CCC See Prayer Services 8 and 9
Catholic Women’s League of Canada Thanksgiving Prayer Service
St. Joseph’s High School, Barrie: A Prayer of Thanksgiving from Sherry Chapman
Catholic Toolbox has extensive US Thanksgiving ideas.
Beliefnet has a beautiful Thanksgiving Prayer.
Godweb has some Thanksgiving Prayers.
Fr. James Martin’s Thanksgiving Prayer from Huffington Post
American Catholic collection of Thanksgiving prayers.
Thanksgiving Day Prayer from USCCB
Textweek’s Thanksgiving Prayers and Resources
Lord’s-prayer-words.com Thanksgiving Prayers