American Thanksgiving is only a couple of weeks away and I thought that it was time to update my list of Thanksgiving prayers.
Last year, I posted My Favourite Thanksgiving Prayers with my favourite thanksgiving scriptures and prayers from Christian, Jewish and Native American heritages.
Earlier this year, I posted resources for thanksgiving and harvest with a rich array of prayers, litanies and links to other websites with yet more resources for harvest and thanksgiving.
You might also like to check out this Thanksgiving Litany.
Not surprising I have found a whole new array this year. I love this prayer by Samuel Pugh:
O God, when I have food,
help me to remember the hungry;
When I have work,
help me to remember the jobless;
When I have a home,
help me to remember those who have no home at all;
When I am without pain,
help me to remember those who suffer,
help me to destroy my complacency;
bestir my compassion,
and be concerned enough to help;
By word and deed,
those who cry out for what we take for granted.
-Samuel F. Pugh
Paul Neeley at Global Christian Worship is one of the best collectors of beautiful seasonal music and litanies that I know including:
- This litany by JanJay Innis.
- Thanksgiving playlist from liturgy of life.
- Recording of Songs for Thanksgiving
- Litany for Thanksgiving Day
- Litany with Responses from the Psalms
I also wanted to focus on songs that I think make a good reflective focus for the season.
Here is a wonderful thanksgiving prayer sung by Johnny Cash on an episode of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman.
And another beautiful one by Mary Chapin Carpenter:
A celebration of thankfulness in this lovely thanksgiving song by Brianna Haynes:
And last, but not least, a beautiful song by Josh Groban: