In the United States, this is Thanksgiving weekend. If we are not too caught up in the holiday “stress” we often take a moment to think of things we are grateful for: health, family, a good year, etc. If we don’t feel particularly grateful because of difficulties or because we are alone we usually force ourselves to find something, often out of guilt. It is OK to not feel grateful occasionally. We all feel that way sometimes. When that happens we still can give thanks by praying. Here is a scripture passage.
I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with all my heart,
In the presence of the angels I will sing your praise.
I will worship at your holy temple
And give thanks to your name
Because of your kindness and your truth.
For you have made great above all things
Your name and your promise;
When I called, you answered me
You built up strength within me.
Below that is a different thanksgiving prayer with Fr. Joseph Mary Wolfe, MFVA on EWTN. There is also an interview with Fr. Thibodeaux on gratitude. (He is not wearing his collar which confused me at first but what he says is good so I posted). And one more posted this year on OSVNewsweekly.
Many blessings this weekend whether, or not you celebrate Thanksgiving.