It is a day or two away … Thanksgiving!  One of the biggest get together’s of the year to begin the holiday seasons of Christmas and New Years as we look back to be thankful for what we received and look forward with hope for the love that comes at Christmas and all that will be for common good in 2018.


It is a time to be humble for those of us who can appreciate good health and a comfortable lifestyle that is better than a number of people who live in various places in our communities and around the world that need to wonder where their next meal is coming from each day.

So it is fitting that a Prayer of Thanks be offered up at this time!

The audio prayer below is from the award-winning radio production in the mid-1980’s entitled “The Great American Feast.”  Executive Producer of this special at that time lived in Pittsburgh and hosted “Sunday Morning on WDVE” the Rev. Dennis C. Benson, a Presbyterian minister. Dennis also served as Executive Producer for Passages, provided to radio stations from your Presbyterian friends of the Presbyterian Media Mission.  Derek Simons of Chicago (Catholic Priest) was the writer for the special and Bud Frimoth a Presbyterian minister from Portland, OR (award-winning radio show Open Door producer) provided the audio clips of children inserted into the prayer.  Gregg Hartung (Presbyterian)  and Ron Byler (Mennonites) worked on marketing the Great American Feast to stations throughout North America.  There was United Methodist and Lutheran help and support too.

To enjoy this “Prayers of Thanks” narrated by the late Steve Allen, click on the button below …

Background on the late Steve Allen