Nov 13, 2017

Litany of Thanksgiving

Here’s a litany of thanksgiving and commitment from Catholic Relief Services.

Litany of Thanksgiving

God Most High,
Before your son fed the multitudes, he first gave thanks.
Before he raised his friend Lazarus, he first gave thanks,
that all might know your glory.

And so, as we are blessed to do your works in the world,
that all, indeed, might know your glory
we thank you and praise you, O Lord.

For the grace to feed the poor
we thank you and praise you, O Lord.

For the grace to heal the sick
we thank you and praise you, O Lord.

For the grace to lift up the broken
we thank you and praise you, O Lord.

For the grace to harbor the refugee
we thank you and praise you, O Lord.

For the grace to aid the endangered
we thank you and praise you, O Lord.

For the grace to speak on behalf of the marginalized and vulnerable
we thank you and praise you, O Lord.

For the grace to be
for the prisoner, the addict,
the lost, the outcast, the dying
what your son has been for us:
a comfort, a beacon, a shepherd, a rabbi,
a healer, a hope
the salt of the earth, the light of the world
we thank you and praise you, O Lord. Amen. 

~ posted on the Catholic Relief Services website. https://www.crs.org/resource-center/