November 22, 2018 Thursday of the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time-B THANKSGIVING DAY

Sirach 50:22-24

Psalm 67

1 Corinthians 1:3-9

Luke 17:11-19

The earth has yielded its fruits; God, our God, has blessed us.  Ps. 67:6

Lord, hear my prayer of thanksgiving today.  Turn my attention to how completely you have blessed me.  From the rising of the sun to its setting I give you praise for your goodness to me.  I first am grateful for the very gift of life.  You have made me precious and glorious in the eyes of God.  There have been many, many occasions when I have tarnished my heritage and relationships with you and others.  For these I repent and ask forgiveness which I trust you will give me.  I am thankful how you have placed me within a family that has shown me how to be your grateful child.  The abundance of your gifts staggers me.  Everywhere I look I see your fingerprints on my life.  I am ultimately grateful for your sacrifice on the cross which won for me eternal life with you.  Lord, I give all praise and worship to you for the love you have lavished upon me.  May your grace continue to lead me to a more full appreciation of you.  Open my eyes to see the hidden ways you are leading me to holiness and peace.  Amen.