Something to consider saying before your Thanksgiving Day feast.
A Thanksgiving Prayer
Oh, God, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry;
When I have work, help me to remember the jobless;
When I have a warm home, help me to remember the homeless;
When I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer;
And remembering, help me to destroy my complacency and bestir my compassion.
Make me concerned enough to help, by word and deed, those who cry out for what we take for granted.
Samuel F. Pugh
My thanks to Betty Kohlman for bringing this reading to the most recent meeting of the Jewish-Christian Dialogue.