If you are the non-spontaneous type when it comes to formal blessings at Thanksgiving, here is a traditional style table blessing you may find helpful. Of course you can adapt it to fit your taste:
(A short, appropriate hymn or song may be sung together)
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
A reading from Psalm 104:
“The eyes of all creatures look to you, Lord,
to give them their food in due time.
When you give it to them, they gather it;
When you open your hand, they are filled with good things.”
Generous Lord, from whom all blessings flow,
we thank you for the goodness of this land and it’s people,
and for the liberties and blessings we enjoy.
We thank you for the beauty and fruitfulness of the land,
and for the productiveness of our hands and our minds.
We thank you for our work and our rest,
for the blessings of friends and family, and for our homes.
For what else do we give thanks?
(Pause for other prayers of thanksgiving)
Lord, for all that we have spoken
And for all that we keep in our hearts,
Accept our thanksgiving on this day.
**Bless us, O Lord, and these thy gifts
Which we are about to receive from your bounty.
Through Christ Our Lord.
All: Amen. **
Have a blessed Thanksgiving Day everyone. :gopray: