O God of all things in heaven and on earth,
you give all your people in the world the gift of life,
the gift of family, the gift of work, and the gift of rest.
On this, our national day of Thanksgiving,
we turn all our thoughts to you, from whom all blessings flow.
Bless all our work, our friends, and our families both near and far.
We humbly ask for the ability to continue our work for your kingdom
and the ability to gather freely to worship you without fear.
We ask you to give our years ahead your blessing and protection.
We ask all this through Christ the Lord, your Son and our brother.