A THANKSGIVING PRAYER
Our table now with food is spread,
Oh God who givest daily bread,
Bless these our gifts unto us so,
That strength of body they bestow,
Oh feed the hungry, God of love,
Who sigh for bread to Heaven above;
Give to each land prosperity,
And bless the earth, the sky, the sea!
O may this day for Thee be spent,
And give us all a mind content;
O grant our souls the heavenly food
Which Jesus purchased with His blood.
Thomas Kingo (1634-1703)
Danish Lutheran hymn writer.
This is a favorite prayer of mine that I use every Thanksgiving. I really like the Author of"For All the Saints", I read them every night.
Reference: "For All the Saints, Vol IV" Compiled and Edited by Rev. Dr. Fredrich Schumacher.
Published by, American Lutheran Publicity Bureau, 1996