Thanksgiving Prayers Worldwide

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by windblade, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    The Blessing of God
    rest upon all those who have been kind to us,
    have cared for us, have worked for us, have served us,
    and have shared our bread with us at this table.
    Our merciful God,
    reward all of them in your own way.
    For yours is the glory and honor forever.
    Amen.
    — Saint Cyril (AD 850)
  2. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    This food comes from the Earth and the Sky,
    It is the gift of the entire universe
    and the fruit of much hard work;
    I vow to live a life which is worthy to receive it.
    — Grace of the Bodhisattva Buddhists
  3. springwater

    springwater Member

    Judy

    thank you for the uplifting prayer

    god bless
  4. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    Hi Spring! SO good to connect with you.

    Had a lovely day today with my husband. Quiet, which suits my present energy.

    And some delicious traditional foods; turkey with my specially seasoned gravy, sweet and white potatoes, peas and carrots with dill and butter. Fresh cranberries mixed with oranges. And PUMPKIN PIE!!! I only have dessert on holidays - and it was sooooo good.

    Very simple - bought many things. Cooked the rest. And watched a witty, funny movie,'Moliere'.

    Will write more to you later. Sending loving prayers for all in your family.

    Judy
  5. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    Lord of Lords, Creator of all things,
    God of all things, God over all gods,
    God of sun and rain,
    You created the earth with a thought
    and us with your breath.
    Lord, we brought in the harvest.
    The rain watered the earth, the sun drew cassava and corn out of the clay.
    Your mercy showered blessing after blessing over our country.
    Creeks grew into rivers; swamps became lakes.
    Healthy fat cows graze on the green sea of the savanna.
    The rain smoothed out the clay walls, the mosquitoes drowned in the high waters.
    Lord, the yam is fat like meat, the cassava melts on the tongue, oranges burst in their peels, dazzling and bright.
    Lord, nature gives thanks, your creatures give thanks.
    Your praise rises in us like the great river.
    — West African prayer
  6. windblade

    windblade Active Member

    We return thanks to our mother, the earth, with sustains us. We return thanks to the rivers and streams, which supply us with water. We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases. We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters, the beans and squash, which give us life. We return thanks to the bushes and trees, which provide us with fruit. We return thanks to the wind, which, moving the air, has banished diseases. We return thanks to the moon and the stars, which have given us their light when the sun was gone. We return thanks to our grandfather He-no, .., who has given to us his rain. We return thanks to the sun, that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye. Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit, in whom is embodied all goodness, and who directs all things for the good of his children
    An Iroquois Prayer for Thanksgiving