How often do you give thanks to God for everything He has done in your life? Thank you may seem like a simple thing to say, but it’s something we don’t do nearly as often as we should.
It’s important that you make it a habit to thank God for everything he does for you every day, not just on Thanksgiving Day. Find something to be grateful for, even if you’ve had a difficult day.
Thanksgiving Day is a day to give thanks to God for all the wonderful things and people in your life.
Whether you are able to attend a family gathering or are unable to do so and must spend the day alone, it is still a day to reflect on all the things for which you are grateful.
But Thanksgiving isn’t the only day to express thankfulness; practicing gratitude every day is beneficial, and there is something to be grateful for every day. If nothing else, be grateful for the breath of life and the opportunity to witness a new day.
It’s worth noting that Jesus began each prayer by praising and thanking the Lord. We are also admonished to follow suit. Practicing gratitude allows us to recall all that the Lord has done for us, allowing us to continue to put our trust in him.
There are things we see and thank God for, and there are things we don’t see but which the Lord continues to do for us. All of this should be attributed to God.
Remember to thank God for the things He protects you from that you aren’t even aware of whenever you express thanks to Him. Whatever happens, we must constantly give thanks to God since he is the only one who can replace what we lose.
Gathering with family and friends to drink and dine while chatting about all we are grateful for is a traditional Thanksgiving day custom.
Because of work and varied schedules, it is difficult to get the entire family together throughout the year, but on Thanksgiving Day, everyone gets to be with their family, which is surely something to be thankful for.
The thing about a Thanksgiving prayer is that it isn’t a prayer to say on just one day of the year. It’s a prayer that can be said at any time of year.
These Thanksgiving prayers can be used whether you want to say a prayer at the table on Thanksgiving Day or if you want to offer a thanksgiving prayer every day. If you want to make up your own Thanksgiving prayer, follow these steps.
Thanksgiving prayer points
Give thanks to God for the blessings that have come your way recently
The first step is to express gratitude to God for the blessings that are now surrounding you. This might be for waking up, for your family and friends, or for the dinner you’re about to share. Or for anything that has come your way recently that you are thankful for.
Give thanks to God for everything He has done over the year
God is gracious, and His grace is abundant for us throughout the year. This implies that in addition to everything and everyone around you right now, there are other events for which you should be grateful.
This can be anything that occurred during the year for which you are grateful. Things to be grateful for include a job promotion, recovery from illness, the purchase of a new home, graduation from high school, and the addition of a new family member.
If you’re saying this prayer over a Thanksgiving dinner, remember to add things that happened in other people’s lives, as well as the entire family, not just your own.
Pray for continuous blessings
After you’ve thanked God for everything He’s done for you and your family, the next step is to beg Him to continue to bless you and your family. Seek His direction and protection for each of you individually.
Pray that He blesses everyone in attendance and grant them their heartfelt aspirations. Pray that God blesses you all with good health and long lives so that you can all get together again next year to thank Him for everything.
Here are a few Thanksgiving Day prayers to assist you to thank God for all he has done for you and your family on this special day.
Thank you for protecting us
Almighty Father, thank you for giving us life and keeping us well. We are grateful for all of your kindness and blessings in our lives. We are extremely grateful for your protection during the past year. You safeguarded and preserved us from any hazards or accidents as we traveled, walked, ran, slept, and worked. That is something for which we are very grateful.
Thank you for keeping us and our children safe from harm. Thank you for sparing us from whatever threats we could have faced during the last year. You protected us from gunshots, explosions, robberies, diseases, and other forms of evil in the world. We thank you for your mercy, for we are not exceptional. As David said, what is our place that you love us? Who are we that you continue to protect us the way you do? We want you to know that we appreciate your never-failing love with every breath we take. Amen
For our health
Father in heaven, On this Holy Day, we bless your Holy Name. We want to express our gratitude for our lives today. There have been times of illness, hospital visits, headaches, injuries, colds, and coughs. There have been moments of weaknesses. There have been times when we thought our bodies would give up the fight. Through it all, you have been faithful to us and our loved ones.
You saved our lives and gave us good health. You’ve kept us going strong through every test. You are the one who has cured and healed our illnesses. You have taken our crutches and bandages away from us. You reawakened us when our souls seemed to be dying. You breathed life and power into our frail bones.
We appreciate your healing hands on us. Thank you for being our doctor and for sharing your healing energy with us. We bless you, praise you, and adore you. Thank you for answering our prayers. Amen.
Prayer of thanksgiving in honor of those who have passed away
Almighty God, we are grateful that you have brought us back together. We appreciate your constant supervision of each member of our family. Thank you for supporting us in all of our activities. Thank you for keeping us fit and healthy throughout the last year. We thank you for your traveling mercies and guiding hand in all of our family’s decisions. You are our shepherd, and we are sheep. Thank you for loving us and keeping us together.
We’re also grateful for the lives of those you’ve drawn into your embrace. Thank you for giving them to this family as a gift. We sincerely appreciate their time spent with us. We are saddened by their departure, but we know they are resting in your eternal glory. Bless their spirits and keep them in your care till we meet again. Continue to keep a close eye on us and bless us. Thank you for hearing our prayer, Lord. Amen
Thank you for our salvation
Merciful Lord, thank you for fighting for us in our spiritual battles. We appreciate you sending your son to save us. Thank you for loving us in spite of our flaws. Thank you for sharing your spirit with us and for rescuing our souls. Thank you for providing us with the power we need to overcome the devil’s evil plans. Thank you for bestowing the gift of righteousness upon our spirits.
We are well aware that our efforts will fall short of your expectations. We recognize that we are sinners unworthy of your love. Thank you for purifying our spirits through our Lord and Savior’s blood and love. Thank you for your inspiring, loving, guiding, protecting, and teaching spirit. Thank you for using the blood of Jesus to cover and protect us. Your spirit strengthens us at our weakest moments. You pick us up when we fall. Thank you, Lord, thank you, Amen
For our children
Almighty Lord, thank you for saving our children’s life. Thank you so much for giving them to us; we are truly thankful. They have spent the past year in school, traveling, meeting new people, and learning new things. We appreciate you for helping them get through it all. We thank you for your blessings of good health and safe travels.
We appreciate you for keeping our kids away from negative influences. Thank you that they haven’t gotten into any terrible company. Thank you for assisting them in maintaining the positive principles they were taught as children. Thank you for the strength you have bestowed upon them. Thank you for ensuring that they are healthy and strong enough to concentrate on their schoolwork. Thank you for the daily love you show them. Please be with them and help them in staying true to your word. Amen
Thanksgiving prayer for our work
Gracious Lord, we thank you for the opportunity to be in your presence once more. Thank you for giving us life and keeping our souls safe. Thank you for the work that you do. Thank you for providing us with something to do with our idle hands. We thank you for keeping our works safe. Thank you for all of the promotions and accolades we’ve gotten. We thank you for sticking with us during our tasks and travels.
We thank you for keeping us out of harm’s way. Thank you for keeping us from falling into the devil’s and our enemies’ traps. We appreciate all of the resources provided to us as a result of our work. Thank you for providing nourishment and wisdom. We pray that you will continue to direct our actions. Help us to be successful in everything we undertake. With grateful hearts, we bless your holy name today, Amen
For our friends
Heavenly Father, thank you for providing us with the opportunity to be together today. We want to express our gratitude for the friendships you’ve brought to our paths. Thank you for our friends, neighbors, and coworkers, as well as everyone else in our lives. Thank you for their lives, their health, and the impact they have had on us. Thank you for all of their assistance. Thank you for working through them to help us anytime we had a problem.
You had someone come to our aid whenever there was an emergency. We are eternally grateful for the people you presented us with, Father. They enriched our lives in ways we never expected. Thank you for giving them to us as a present. They shared both our sufferings and our joys. We appreciate them and wish them well. We ask that you continue to provide them with whatever they need and respond to all of their prayers. Let us be a blessing to them as they have been a blessing to us. Amen
Thank you for my spouse
Dear God, I’m thankful for the partner you’ve given me today. I’m grateful for his or her life. Thank you for providing me with a companion in this life. Thank you that I have someone with whom I can share my life and my love. Someone with whom I can create beautiful memories and children.
I’m happy and grateful for the spouse you’ve given me. Thank you for bringing my partner into my life. Thank you for protecting and preserving their life. Thank you for all the sensitivity and emotional support I receive from them. I am grateful that my partner has not made my life unbearable, but rather has enriched it in every way. I bless the day they were born, and I thank you for our union. Amen
Thanksgiving prayer for the country
Almighty God, thank you for this country. We are grateful for all of the treasures and lovely things that this land has to offer. Thank you for continuing to provide us with food and water. Thank you for the continued peace and prosperity we have. Thank you for keeping us out of conflicts and wars that will destroy us.
Thank you for the wisdom and advice you offer our leaders. We bless you for the daily protection you provide so we don’t fall into enemy hands. Thank you for keeping our country under the watchful eye of your angels. Thank you for safeguarding our children’s futures. We pray that you will continue to lead and protect us all in Jesus’ name. Amen
Thanksgiving prayer for the coming year
Almighty God, we pray and entrust the coming year to you. Thank you for bringing us all together. We hope to see you all again next year. Be our savior and defender. Throughout the coming year, be our leader. Please be with us during our journeys and at our weakest moments. Protect us with your powerful wings.
Please shower us with your divine favor and blessings. Give us your grace in whatever we decide to do, and provide us your serenity and safety. When our children go to school, be with them and help them develop good values. Keep us safe from death and accidents. Give us your divine health and let your guiding hand lead us in the right direction so we don’t get lost. Thank you very much for answering our prayer. Amen
Short thanksgiving dinner prayers
Father Almighty, we appreciate your bringing us all together today. Thank You for all of Your help and blessings this year. Thank you for bringing this delicious supper to our table. Assist us in remembering those who are less fortunate and help us to be there for them as you are always here for us. Please keep this family and our friends under your protection. Bless us with long life and excellent health. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen
Gracious Lord, We thank You for everything you are and everything you do for us on this Thanksgiving Day. We thank You for the blessings of good health and safety that You have bestowed upon us. We thank You for our friends, our home, and the dinner we are about to eat. Each of us needs your guidance and protection. Allow Your will to be done in our lives and fill us with love and contentment. Through Jesus Christ, we pray, Amen.
Everlasting Father, we are grateful for all of Your mercies, goodness, and blessings. We are grateful for all of the people in our lives who enrich and beautify our lives. Thank you for keeping an eye on us and ensuring that we arrived safely. May Your blessings be upon those who are present here today. In Jesus’ name, may we be protected and have all of our prayers answered, Amen.
Father Lord, we are grateful for this lovely day. We thank You for giving everyone here today the gift of life. In whatever we do, we thank You for your goodness and mercy. Please lead us in the right direction and protect us from harm. Fill our hearts with compassion and love for one another. Assist us in being blessings to each other and those around us. In Jesus’ name, we ask that you bless this dinner that we are all about to eat. Amen
Dear God, we’ve all come around this table to express our gratitude for everything you’ve done for us. It hasn’t been an easy year, but You have been there with us every step of the way, giving us the strength and courage to persevere through the difficulties and tribulations. And we are eternally grateful for it.
Thank You for giving us life, for giving us hope, for giving us love, and for all of Your compassion and works in our lives. We commit the coming year to You, and may You bless every one of us individually. Please shower Your divine blessings on us and everything we do. Fill our hearts with pleasure and laughter, and rule in our lives with Your peace. Amen
Everlasting Father, we thank You for the lives of everyone here, and for the goodness and benefits that You have bestowed upon us. We are grateful for all of our accomplishments and achievements. We appreciate new relationships and all that you do for us on a daily basis. We entrust ourselves to Your powerful hands. Bless our labors of love. May we be overwhelmed by your goodness in ways we cannot fathom. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, grant us our heart’s wishes and keep Your favor on us now and every day of our life. Amen
Almighty Lord, Thank you for being present in our lives with your love and grace. You are to be praised for bringing us all together. We pray that you would bless everyone who is present today. We honor those who have passed away while we are all assembled here. We beseech you to protect their soul. We appreciate everything you’ve done for us over the past year. And we’d like to express our gratitude for the dinner we’re about to have. In Jesus’ name, grant us excellent health and strength, and fill our hearts with happiness and love. Amen
Gracious Lord, we are grateful for this day. We thank you for giving us shelter and good health, as well as all of the other benefits you bestow upon us. We are grateful for the dinner we are about to have. We pray for the less fortunate, asking that you have mercy on them as well and provide them with reasons to be grateful. Fill our hearts with joy and happiness, and teach us to always live righteously. Amen
Father in heaven, on this Thanksgiving Day, we believe you are deserving of praise. All praise and worship are due to you, Lord. You’ve been kind to us, and we appreciate it. We are grateful for the life we have lived, the occupations we have held, and the health we have enjoyed. We are grateful for our neighbors and friends. We entrust you with the coming year. We pray that you keep an eye on us and protect us from all harm. Thank you, Lord, for this delicious supper that we’re about to share. Amen
Everlasting God, Thank you for being who you are and doing everything you can for us. Thank you for your faithfulness and grace throughout the year. Thank you for allowing us to all get together here today. We pray for your direction. Please light our path and teach us to do the right thing. In Jesus’ name, bless us, protect us, and answer all of our silent prayers.