Loving and generous Lord, at this time of thanksgiving we remember with grateful hearts all the blessings you have showered on our nation.
Help us receive all your blessings with humble hearts. Destroy our sinful pride, and protect us from temptations of greed, materialism, and selfishness. May our choices and lives of faith be our offerings of thanks and praise.
As we count our blessings and acknowledge your goodness, our hearts go out to those who do not have what we enjoy and are in need. Care for them in your divine ways and through us as your agents.
We thank you, Lord, for opportunities and choices, for meaning and challenges. We pray you would lead us into your designs and purposes for us, our community, our church, and our country.
We thank you for family and friends who love us and care for us and pray you would be a Friend to those who are alone.
Loving God, in this season and all year long, give us the gift of thankful hearts so that we appreciate all your blessings, especially the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. May we live in a spirit of gratitude to you and generosity to others. Amen.