God, source and giver of all things,
we give you thanks on this Thanksgiving Day
for the beauty of the whole of creation.
We give you thanks for the blessings of family and friends:
both those gathered around this table
and those who are present only in our hearts.
We give you thanks for this food, prepared by loving hands,
and for the graces you provide to nourish our bodies, minds and hearts
so that we might better serve you.
Help us to be faithful stewards of all that has been given to us.
may we reflect that which we have received to all we meet,
especially the less fortunate in our midst. Amen.