And so we bless you and thank you Not because our tables are full But because our hearts are
Need prayers for your Thanksgiving table? These prayers of thanks from Catholic Relief Services keep us mindful of the blessings we’ve received and remind us to always turn our hearts to each other, and to God, by sharing his blessings with others.
Not Because Our Tables Are Full
Lord of all, We look up to you and give thanks— Not because our tables are full Our harvests are robust Or our homes resound with laughter and joy. Though these things may indeed be true, Too often we have looked upon want— We see times of dryness and lives of loneliness and despair. Even then, we thank you nonetheless Because it is in times such as these That we see hands that share, We see feet that walk in solidarity with the outcast, We see arms that open up to embrace the broken-hearted And we see the sinner weep to know of your forgiveness. And whatever the joys and comforts of our homes, great and small, It is in the blessings of these times that our cup truly overflows. And so we bless you and thank you Not because our tables are full
But because our hearts are
Because your love is everlasting And your mercy endures forever.
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