Happy Thanksgiving Day Quotes Wishes Prayers

Thanksgiving is the best day to show your gratitude for your friends, family and all those people who are important part of your life. It is based on a simple idea when we give time to count our blessings.

You should be truly grateful for all those people who personally think and care about you. It is the day when you thank to god for all the bounties and blessings showered on you.

In my earlier post I have written about 50+ Best Questions and Funny Things to Ask Cortana. In this post I will share about Happy Thanksgiving Quotes and Wishes to send it to your family, friends, near and dear ones.

Happy Thanksgiving

When is Thanksgiving Day Celebrated?

Thanksgiving Day is celebrated every year on the 4th Thursday of November in United States. The Friday which precedes after Thanksgiving day is known as Black Friday. It was started as a day to give thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of harvest and preceding year.

It started as a harvest festival, the event which was called as "First Thanksgiving" by the Americans. It was first celebrated in October 1621 by the Pilgrims after the first harvest.

Why is Turkey used as a symbol of Thanksgiving?

4 wild Turkey were served as the first Thanksgiving feast. This is the main reason Turkey is a symbol of Thanksgiving. Many people celebrate Thanksgiving by using Turkey as the main course in their dinner.

Prayer of Happy Thanksgiving Day

"God of all blessings, source of all life, giver of all grace

We thank you for the gift of life:
for the breath that sustains life,
for the food of this earth that nurtures life,
for the love of family and friends, without which there would be no life.

We thank you for the mystery of creation:
for the beauty that the eye can see,
for the joy that the ear may hear,
for the unknown that we cannot behold filling the universe with wonder,
for the expanse of space that draws us beyond the definitions of our selves.

We thank you for setting us in communities:
for families who nurture our becoming,
for friends who love us by choice,
for companions at work, who share our burdens and daily tasks,
for strangers who welcome us into their midst,
for people from other lands who call us to grow in understanding,
for children who lighten our moments with delight,
for the unborn, who offer us hope for the future.

We thank you for this day:
for life and one more day to love,
for opportunity and one more day to work for justice and peace,
for neighbors and one more person to love and by whom be loved,
for your grace and one more experience of your presence,
for your promise, to be with us,
to be our God, and to give salvation.

For these, and all blessings,
we give you thanks, eternal, loving God,
through Jesus Christ we pray. Amen"

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