The Thanksgiving holiday offers us a moment to pause and recognize that for which we are thankful. We are especially thankful for our wonderful Rosemont College alumni and all you do for this community! This "Prayer of Thanksgiving" was included in our annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer Service, held Monday, November 20th in Immaculate Conception Chapel. We think it expresses just a few of the many reasons we as a College community are grateful this Thanksgiving. We hope you will take a few moments to reflect on the sentiment expressed here as you enjoy time with family, friends, and loved ones this week.
Prayer of Thanksgiving
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 to 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.
The Office of Alumni Relations