A Prayer for Thanksgiving

Sarah Ritchie Celebrations, Families and Kids Leave a Comment

I came across this poem in a little book that I love, The Thanksgiving Ceremony:  New Traditions for America’s Family Feast, by Edward Bleier (New York: Crown Publishers, 2003). 

“A Prayer for Thanksgiving,” by Samuel F. 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.
And remembering,
help me to destroy my complacency;
bestir my compassion
and be concerned enough to help;
By word and deed,
those who cry out for whatw we take for granted.

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