Thanksgiving Day: A litany of gratitude

 

"Harvest" Painting: Ronald Raab, CSC

“Harvest”
Painting: Ronald Raab, CSC

Gospel Acclamation: In all circumstances, give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.

Response: In gratitude and praise, O God

For every breath that I take for granted…

For every moment of insight and inspiration…

For every conversation that leads to reconciliation…

For every kind word that offers healing…

For every unexpected encounter of friendship…

For every morning of prayer that leads to gratitude…

For every child that is surrounded with emotional safety and love…

For every person who works in a field or factory to bring us food…

For every grandparent that tells the tales of the past…

For every leader that knows new possibilities…

For every teacher who reveals creativity and wonder…

For every worker who betters the landscape of our lives…

For every moment we realize that we cannot control life and outcomes…

For every sentence that is whispered against violence…

For every meal that is served among people who do not have the basics of life…

For every glass of milk that is offered to a child who goes thirsty…

For every family table that brings forgiveness…

For every shelter that houses people from the cold and violent streets…

For every word that harvests peace within us…

For every act of faith that reveals hope to the marginalized…

For every encounter with a stranger that harvests thanksgiving…

For every morning where peace is real and not taken for granted…

For every possession and a life of simplicity…

For every moment of prayer…

For every act of hope…

For every breath today…

Amen

 

Happy Thanksgiving,

Fr. Ron

One thought on “Thanksgiving Day: A litany of gratitude

  1. Ron, I am thankful for your posts and various & sundry other writings. I have ordered you advent book and Mike & I used the Litany of Gratitude as our grace before our thanksgiving meal. I often pray for you and your ministry. You are a gift of inspiration & strength! Thanks for being you. jerilynn ciletti

    jjc Date: Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:53:14 +0000 To: jjciletti@msn.com

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