As we celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, it is but most fitting to give thanks to God who is "[t]he source from whom every good gift comes..., who is above all, blessed forever. He who is all good has made all things good, so that he might fill his creatures with blessings and even after the Fall he has continued his blessings as a sign of his merciful love." (Book of Blessings, no. 1).
This beautiful prayer from the book Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers turns our minds and hearts to God for His providential care - "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. Amen."
Thank you and may God bless you abundantly,
Sr. Myrna Tordillo, mscs
Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church/Asian and Pacific Island Affairs