A Thanksgiving Blessing with an Eye to the Year of Mercy
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and I woke up this morning to find this beautiful prayer in my inbox. It’s from the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, and I love how it gently draws our attention to St. Faustina and the Divine Mercy… especially as the Church, together with Pope Francis prepares to enter into the Year of Mercy on December 8th.
A special thank-you to the Marians of the Immaculate Conception. This will be the prayer of blessing and thanksgiving that we offer tomorrow around the table.
Most Merciful Lord, gathering for this meal of thanksgiving
we offer You, as our Creator, our thanks and praise
You who teach us to love without limit
You who teach us to forgive without counting the cost
You who teach us to give without seeking return
May we honor You through our words and actions
every day, every moment.
May we worship You through our lives with others,
lived in kindness and tender care.
May we fully realize what St. Faustina came to know:
that in our thankfulness, true earthly joy resides
that in Your love for us we find the heavenly harvest
that strengthens our souls, until we reside in You forever.
Praise and glory to You, Merciful Lord,
now and forever. Amen.
Do you have a special prayer or blessing that you pray every year with your family on Thanksgiving Day?
Let me know in the comments below.
And Happy Thanksgiving!