"In all things give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus regarding you all" (1 Thess. 5:18)
Thanksgiving for All God's Gifts
O God, whose mercies are without number, and whose goodness is an inexhaustible treasure, we render thanks to Thy most kindly Majesty for the gifts Thou hast given, evermore beseeching Thy goodness, that whilst Thou hearest the prayers of those who ask, so deserting them not, do Thou prepare them for the blessings yet to come.
I called upon the Lord, the Father of my Lord, that He would not leave me in the day of my trouble, and in the time of the proud without help. I will praise Thy name continually, and I will praise it with thanksgiving. And my prayer was heard and Thou hast saved me from destruction and hast delivered me from the evil time. Therefore will I give Thee thanks and praise Thee, O Lord, our God.
Thanksgiving to Christ by St. Anselm of Cantebury
O Lord Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, our Salvation: we praise Thee and we give Thee thanks! And though we be unworthy of Thy gifts, and though we cannot offer unto Thee a fitting devotion, yet let Thy loving kindness supply for our weakness. Before Thee, O Lord our God, all our desires are known, and whatsoever our heart rightly wills is a result of Thy grace. Grant that we may attain a genuine love of Thee. Let not Thy grace be unfruitful in us, Lord! Perfect that which Thou hast begun! Give that which Thou hast made us to long for. Convert our tepidity to fervent love of Thee, for the glory of Thy holy Name. Amen.
“Always and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father.” Ephesians 5:20
This year Advent begins on Sunday, November 28.
1st Sunday of Advent (November 28).
2nd Sunday of Advent, (December 5).
3rd Sunday of Advent, (December 12.)
4th Sunday of Advent, (December 19.)