A Thanksgiving Prayer

If you’re leading the thanksgiving prayer around your table tomorrow (or any day), here’s a prayer you might find helpful:

The response (in bold) can be signaled by a pause or gesture.
Let us give thanks for this meal, saying, We thank you, Living God.
For this breath, for this heartbeat, for the gift of these companions, we thank you, Living God.
For this nourishment and flavor, for soil and sunlight, air and rainfall, for all to whom this food connects us, from field to farm and store to table, we thank you, Living God.
As we share this meal together, may our thirst for peace be strengthened and our hunger for justice deepened, until all are fed, and safe, and well.
We thank you, Living God. Amen.

from We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation