A Thanksgiving prayer is standard in our house on Thanksgiving day. Like many families, when the food is on the table and we’re all gathered around, and before we dive in, everyone is asked to say at least one thing for which they’re thankful. It’s my favorite part of Thanksgiving Day after the food.
No matter what we prepare for food for Thanksgiving Day—and let’s face it, not everyone likes turkey—when we spend so much time cutting, stuffing, buttering, patting, baking, stirring, grilling, or ordering out, it’s always a good idea to ask for divine assistance.
Here’s a classic Thanksgiving Prayer. I do not know who composed it. Consider printing it on small cards or placesettings for everyone to read together. It’s fun and lighthearted.
May our stuffing be tasty
May our turkey be plump,
May our potatoes and gravy
Have never a lump.
May our yams be delicious
And our pies take the prize,
And may our Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off our thighs!
A Catholic Christian Thanksgiving Prayer
We bow our heads to you and pray
On this our nation’s Thanksgiving Day.
We give you thanks for all you’ve done
‘Specially for Jesus, Your Son
For all the beauty that we see
In nature, friends, and family
Your mercy and Your tender care
We hardly notice that they’re there.
Today we offer you our praise
We promise to follow you all our days.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!