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10 Favorite Thanksgiving Meal Blessings

Thanksgiving is a blessed holiday for family and friends to come together for delicious foods and delightful traditions of gratitude and love. Here are some favorite mealtime blessings to help you celebrate.

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On Thanksgiving, millions of Americans will gather together with family and friends and give thanks for their many blessings. Saying grace before breaking bread is a wonderful family tradition to kick-off the celebration of gratitude. Here are some favorite Thanksgiving meal prayers that your family and loved ones might like to share.

Thank you for the food we eat…

by Grace S. Arnold

Thank You for the food we eat
Our homes and families and those we meet.
And thank You for each good new day
And for Thy kind and loving way.

Lord, behold our family here assembled…

attributed to Robert Louis Stevenson

Lord, behold our family here assembled.
We thank Thee
For this place in which we dwell:
For the peace accorded us this day,
For the hope with which we expect tomorrow:
For the health, the work, the food and the bright skies that make our lives delightful,
For our friends in all parts of the earth, and our friendly helpers …
Let peace abound in our small company.

Christ our God, Bless us Your servants…

from Prayers for Grace

Christ our God,
Bless us Your servants,
Our home, the food and drink before us,
For You are the Source of all blessings,
Now and forever and ever. Amen.

Bless us, oh Lord, And try Thy gifts…

from Common Catholic Prayers

Bless us, oh Lord,
And these Thy gifts
Which we are about to receive
From Thy bounty,
Through Christ, our Lord.
Amen.

Lord Jesus, Be our holy Guest…

by Marci Alborghetti

Lord Jesus,
Be our holy Guest,
Our morning Joy, |
Our evening Rest
And with our daily bread impart
Thy love and peace in every heart.

Dear Lord, Bless this food…

from The Book of Common Worship

Dear Lord,
Bless this food to the nourishment of our bodies
And us to Thy service.
In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.

Heavenly Father, hear our thanks…

by Kathryn Bowen

Heavenly Father, hear our thanks
For thy love and care;
Help us all to show our love
And each blessing share.

For each new morning…

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

Palm 10

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Serve the LORD with gladness:
come before His presence with singing.

Know ye that the LORD He is God:
it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves;
we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
and into His courts with praise:
be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.

For the LORD is good;
His mercy is everlasting;
and His truth endureth to all generations.

Dear Lord, We consider ourselves rich…

by U.K. Nichols

Dear Lord,
We consider ourselves rich beyond words
For having you as our Lord,
Our friend and now our honored guest.
Let all this fill our hearts with joy, praise and thanksgiving.

What Thanksgiving meal prayers will you share with your family and loved ones this year?

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