No matter what may be happening in the world, there is always so much for which to be thankful to the Lord.

As you gather tomorrow with friends and family, perhaps you can make use of this classic prayer of thanksgiving, adapted from The Book of Common Prayer:

Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all you've done for us.

We thank you for the splendor of the whole creation, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love.

We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side.

We thank you for our successes, which satisfy and delight us — but also for the disappointments and failures that lead us to acknowledge our dependence on you alone.

Above all, we thank you for your Son, Jesus Christ — for the truth of his Word and the example of his life. We thank you for his dying, through which he overcame death — and for his rising to life again, in which we are raised to the life of your Kingdom.

Grant us the gift of your Spirit, that we may know him and make him known — and through him, at all times and in all places, give thanks to you in all things. Amen.

Happy Thanksgiving from Sound Mind Investing!