Thanksgiving Prayer

Almighty God,
you bring forth bountiful food from the earth that our loved ones may never grow hungry. For this, we give thanks. You give us families that meet at this time to reunite and be one with each other. For this, we give thanks. You have let us live in a land that has unbridled opportunity and unparalleled freedoms. For this, we give thanks. For those who are hungry today, we pray for their fulfillment. For families that are separated, we pray for their unity. And for people who live in the midst of persecution, we pray for their deliverance. We ask all these things through Christ, our ever-risen Lord.