Thanksgiving Prayer

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

O Lord, we humbly thank Thee for the bounty of our table, when so many in the world go hungry. And we thank Thee for our family and friends, when so many in the world walk alone.

O God, grant that we who are filled with good things from Your open hand, may never close our hearts to the hungry, the homeless, and the poor.

Ameen! Amen!

Ya Haqq!

8 Responses to Thanksgiving Prayer

  1. Merryweather says:

    Ameen! What a beautiful thanksgiving prayer… I love it. Thank you brother Irving, you’re a wonder! :)

  2. Shahrzad says:

    Thanks God for your countless generosity. Ameen :)

  3. Maithri says:

    A resounding and grateful amen,

    my brother,

    Thank you,

    Love, M

  4. Irving says:

    Salaam Dear Sisters and Brother:

    Thank you for the kind words on this day of giving thanks for all that God has given us from His open hand of generosity and mercy. It is only a reflection of that endless mercy to remember those less fortunate in the world. Really, there are no words in any language that can praise God enough. As Imam Ali (may Allah bless him) says in the Sahifa al-Kamilah:

    O God,
    no one reaches a limit in thanking Thee
    without acquiring that of Thy beneficence
    which enjoins upon him thanksgiving,
    nor does anyone reach a degree in obeying Thee,
    even if he strives,
    without falling short of what Thou deservest
    because of Thy bounty.

    Ya Haqq!

  5. almiskeenah says:

    Assalamu alaikum Dear Irving Darvish,
    your sharing of such succinct beauty seems to emanate from the source of ‘giving thanks’, SubhanAllah!
    Ali ibn Abi Talib RadhiAllahu anhu said:
    “The world is perishable and has no duration;
    It is like a cobweb.
    Oh you, who expect from it,
    Remember, it is enough that it nourishes you.”
    Wassalamu alaikum

  6. Frieda says:

    Happy Thanksgiving:
    May god give you
    for every storm, a rainbow
    for every tear, a smile
    for every care, a promise
    And a blessing in each trial
    For every problem life sends
    A faithful friend to share
    for every sigh, a sweet song
    and answer for each prayer…

  7. marksman says:


    I’ve just started a second blog, an attempt to reinvigorate my desire to blog and also to measure the effects of a different style of blogging. OneWord mixes humor and insight, along with a bit of dry sarcasm and irreverence regarding spirituality and human nature. Nothing is out-of-bounds, including myself. :) My Eternal Awareness blog remains up and semi-active.

    Take care,
    Mark Walter

  8. annie says:

    thank you for the beautiful prayer and may it ring true in my life….

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