Opening Prayer for Thanksgiving

Here’s an opening prayer for Thanksgiving celebrations.  It was written by Carol Penner, and posted on her Leading in Worship blog.

Prayer of Invocation for Thanksgiving Sunday

This morning, Lord,
we want everything to be for your glory.
We want our thoughts,
our words, our songs,
our church, our community,
our resources, our time, our lives:
all to be for you.
Everything ours is yours,
and we come together to declare this to be so,
on this holy day of thanksgiving.
Bless our time together with your holy presence,

~ written by Carol Penner, and posted on Leading in Worship.