|The touch of Jesus|
At Thanksgiving,/ and as we begin the holiday season/ we pray for a peaceful world/ and the conversion of human hearts to the things of non-violence,/ reconciliation and justice./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for our country at Thanksgiving./ We ask for those in government to work together well for the good of all./ We pray to the Lord.
At Thanksgiving/ praying for our families/ we ask for them to be built-up in faith./For our families to remain in safety and good health./ We hold in our prayer any who are burdened,/ anxious or suffering./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for those who feel no gratitude today,/ and for those who will spend Thanksgiving serving others who have very little or nothing./We pray to the Lord.
We pray for those who are visiting with us this week/ for those who are returning home for the holiday and for anyone who is away./ With grateful hearts we pray for anyone who has helped us or done us any kindness./ We pray to the Lord.
We pray for the sick at Thanksgiving,/ mindful of anyone who will spend the holiday in the hospital./ We pray for their families and friends/ and for those who have to work on Thanksgiving./ We pray to the Lord.
Finally we pray for those who have died since last Thanksgiving/ and for all the dead/ asking for them to enjoy the gift of life which Jesus has prepared for us./ We pray to the Lord.