Al Hanisim Prayer for Thanksgiving

By Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi 

al-hanisim-1For all the miracles in our lives we offer our thanks to you Ah-do-nai our God and
in blessing your Name we hope that all of life will bless You too and especially today because:


In the days of the Pilgrims, the Puritans, when they arrived at these safe shores,
suffered hunger and cold. They sang and prayed to the Rock of their Salvation.

al-hanisim3You, standing by them, roused the caring of the Natives for them: who fed them, turkey and corn and other delights. Thus saved You them from starvation, and they learned the ways of peace with the inhabitants of the land.