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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A Thanksgiving Table Prayer

A Thanksgiving Table Prayer

Let us pray ... O God, Source of all that makes life possible, Giver of all that makes life good: We pray now to give thanks, yet we confess that we have often failed to live our thankfulness. What we have, we take for granted, and we grumble about what we lack. We have squandered your bounty, with little thought for those who will come after us. We are troubled by the few who have more than by the many who have less. Forgive us, O God. In this moment of prayer, accept our thanksgiving; and teach us to make gratitude and sharing our way of life. Amen

In this Season of Thanksgiving, some have asked, "How can I help?"
It is estimated that there are 74,000 homeless children, teens, women and men living on the streets of Los Angeles. You can help provide approximately 5,000 meals a month to our brothers and sisters in need. Your help also supports a special team reaching out to 500 homeless people living under bridges and in alleys - providing food, socks, jackets, blankets, jeans, t-shirts, water, soap, prayer cards and rosaries. Every donation helps - however great or small. Thank you for your compassion.


St. Peter's Church
1039 North Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Attn: Homeless in America - GJG


4 comments:

IB said...

What a beautiful prayer! I love the part about being troubled by those who have more instead of those who have less. It quickly puts things in perspective and really resonated with me. Thank you.

CECIL B DEMENTED said...

Thank you for sharing!
Happy thanksgiving and God bless us all!

Cecil

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the beautiful prayer … have a blessed Thanksgiving!

mary pendergest said...

Thanks to GJG for his tremendous efforts....and to all those reading this : if you are homeless I am praying for you ..I hope and I pray that you will be blessed today and always...and perhaps we'll meet soon. Mary Pendergest, Los Angeles