On this Thanksgiving Weekend, we give thanks for our Triune God -- Father, Son and Spirit -- who created us, saved us, and sustain us day by day.
We give thanks for the gift of life, for the gift of health, for the gift of daily bread, and we pray for all those who are facing death, all those suffering from ill health, all those who lack the basic necessities of life. Help us to help them and care for them, O Lord.
We give thanks for your creation, for the beautiful colours of fall and the blessings of the harvest. Help us to be good stewards of this world, O God, and to live simply.
We give thanks for love, friendship, and family, O Lord, and we pray that you might open our eyes to see those who are lonely and extend our tables to welcome in the stranger and the one on the margins.
We give thanks!