Sixteen years ago when a child sat at our Thanksgiving table, I wrote this children’s prayer. That little boy is now grown up; he’ll graduate from Lehigh University this spring, but we still say the prayer every Thanksgiving because we are still immensely grateful for these blessings.
At this time of Thanksgiving, we thank you for our many blessings:
We thank you especially for our family and our happy homes.
We thank you for giving us all the food we need and want to eat.
We thank you for nice clothes, a comfortable bed, hot water, and a warm house.
We thank you for doctors who help make us well when we are sick.
We thank you for teachers who help us learn,
We thank you for stories and poems, for paintings and plays, music, and dance.
We thank you for our country—for the brave men who had the idea for our nation in the first place, and for the brave men and women who fight for our freedoms and who promise to protect us from our enemies.
God bless us all. Help us always to do the right thing and to be grateful every single day.
May you and your loved ones enjoy good health and many blessings throughout the coming year.