A Thanksgiving Prayer

If you are leading a prayer at your Thanksgiving table tomorrow, this simple thanks might be helpful. (It comes from We Make the Road by Walking.)
You can signal for the response by pausing and raising a hand or your glass:
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,
We thank you, Living God
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.