A Thanksgiving Prayer

“Almighty God,
We thank you
For bringing us all together.
For giving us the change to work on behalf of the human beings on earth...
Because they teach us to love one another
Because they teach us to respect all of your creatures of every race, every religion, every nation
Help us, Oh Lord, to respect and love all of your creatures
and all of your creation.
Amen! “
Sargent Shriver | Washington, DC| July 05, 1997

Our Thanksgiving Quote of the Week expresses gratitude in a characteristically Shriveresque way.

Sargent Shriver recited this prayer at a meeting of the Special Olympics International Board of Directors. He was Chair of the Board of Special Olympics at the time. A deeply devout person whose passion for service was rooted in his spirituality, Sargent Shriver lived by his values each day. His gratitude and respect for life and for humanity shine through in these words.

As we prepare for Thanksgiving here in the US, we wish to express our own feeling of gratitude for each of you. We are truly grateful for your friendship and your support, and we thank you.

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Peace requires the simple but powerful recognition that what we have in common as human beings is more important and crucial than what divides us.
Sargent Shriver
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