O GOD, of Whose mercies there is no number, and of Whose goodness the treasure is infinite; we render thanks to Thy most gracious Majesty for the gifts Thou hast bestowed upon us, evermore beseeching Thy clemency, that as Thou grantest the petitions of them that ask Thee, Thou wilt never forsake them, but wilt prepare them for the reward to come. Through our Lord. Collect. Mass of Thanksgiving.
|The First American Thanksgiving|
8 September 1565, St. Augustine, Florida