Prayer of Thanksgiving
by Rev. Lynn James
We gather today, Lord of abundant life, as grateful children.
and humbled by our bounty, we celebrate gifts of food and shelter,
colors that dance at dawn and dusk.
We relish the scent of cooking
foods, of burning leaves and summer's wet grass, of snowflake, of
We marvel at the intricacy of spiders' webs and fish bones, newborn babies and lines etched on faces of grandparents,
all gifts from Your hand.
When our meal is completed, leftovers stashed, and naps taken, we will leave replete, energized,
and eager to go generously into the world and share our good fortune.
Prayers before a meal
Prayers Useful to Many faiths