A Catholic Thanksgiving Prayer
who created and sustains the universe,
who loved us all into being, and who gives us every good thing,
we thank you for the blessings that you bring into our lives.
We thank you for the gift of life itself,
which you gave us in our mothers’ wombs.
We thank you for the fresh start of each new day,
which is a sign of your renewing and creative love.
And we thank you for our friends, our families, our neighbors and our coworkers,
whose human love is an image of your divine care.
Increase our gratitude this Thanksgiving Day, and help us to
recognize all the good things that we have, both large and small.
And magnify our desire to share what we have with others,
so that they too may be grateful to you, Loving God.
Reverend James Martin, SJ (Catholic Review: Archdiocese of Baltimore, 2016)