The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth wishes all a blessed and happy Thanksgiving. As we gather in celebration around the tables of our homes, let us take the time to ponder our blessings and give thanks to the Lord with humble hearts.
- Share your blessings by donating to Catholic Charities' donation center or to your local food bank to help those in need.
- Invite someone who might be alone for Thanksgiving to your family’s celebration.
- Bake something to give to a neighbor you don't talk to often.
- Let someone who may be hurting know that you care and are praying for them.
O Lord our God,
who supplies us with countless blessings,
lift up our hearts in gratitude and thanksgiving.
Help us to remember the gifts we seldom notice,
the abundance we take for granted,
the rich possibilities you provide.
For our daily bread,
for water that is pure,
for houses to live in and friends to enjoy,
we give you humble thanks.
For beauty and fruitfulness,
for healing and hope,
for the comfort of your presence,
we lift our voices in joyful praise now and always.
Thanksgiving Prayer, Catholic Health Association of the US
Lord, we thank you
for the goodness of our people
and for the spirit of justice
that fills this nation.
We thank you for the beauty and fullness of the
land and the challenge of the cities.
We thank you for our work and our rest,
for one another, and for our homes.
We thank you, Lord:
accept our thanksgiving on this day.
We pray and give thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers
Shout joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;
Serve the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful song.
Know that the LORD is God,
he made us, we belong to him,
we are his people, the flock he shepherds.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him, bless his name;
Good indeed is the LORD,
His mercy endures forever,
his faithfulness lasts through every generation.