Thanksgiving Prayer – Prayer of Gratitude

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Today is Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Almighty and everliving God, as we gather together in prayer on this special day of Thanksgiving, we come in Your presence with hearts full of gratitude and appreciation.

In this moment of reflection, we pause to give You thanks for the abundance of blessings in our lives. With humble hearts, we express gratitude for the love of family and friends, the warmth of shared moments, and the simple joys that fill our days.

As we bow our heads in prayer, let us embrace the spirit of thankfulness, acknowledging the goodness that surrounds us and the blessings that enrich our lives.

May this Thanksgiving prayer be a heartfelt expression of gratitude, weaving together the threads of love, joy, and appreciation for the countless gifts we have received. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.


Thanksgiving Prayer can be recited on Thanksgiving day, an American holiday that occurs on Thursday of the last week of November.

There are also a couple of other countries that observe this holiday but on varying dates. It is a time when family and friends come together to give thanks for their blessings during the course of that year.

Though there is a common holiday named Thanksgiving Day, that is not the only time we say a Thanksgiving prayer.

As Christians Thanksgiving prayers should be said whenever you have anything to be thankful to God for, which is often.

Some of the Prayers to give thanks in both situations include:

Thanksgiving Day Prayer

O Glorious Father, we give you thanks for your infinite generosity and providence to us. Dear Lord, thank You for the blessings of the food we are about to eat and especially for this Thanksgiving feast today.

Dear Lord, on this Thanksgiving Day, we bow our hearts to You in prayer. We give You thanks for all You have done, mostly for the gift of Jesus Christ, Your Son. Open our hearts to Your love.

Thank You for our home and family and friends, especially for the presence of those present here. Thank you for our health, our work, and our play.

Heavenly Father, please send help to those who are hungry, alone, sick, and suffering war and violence in war-torn countries.

So today we offer this response of praise with a promise to follow You for the rest of our days. We ask for Your blessings through Jesus Christ your son. Amen.

Today’s Thanksgiving Prayer

God our Father, I come before you today with my thanksgiving prayer. I thank you for the gift of my life, the life of my family members and that of my friends.

Thank you, Lord, for directing, protecting, guiding, guarding, governing and taking care of me throughout the night. I have woken up because of your abundant Mercies and Grace.

Merciful God, this morning, I submit myself into your mighty hands, may you fill me with your wisdom and grant me good health as I undertake my every deed today.

Prayer for Thanksgiving
Prayer for Thanksgiving

Lord, Bless the work of my hands so that all that I do today may be fulfilling to me, helpful to humanity and may I do it according to your Holy Will and for the greater glory of your name.

Angel of the Lord, appointed by the Divine Mercy to be my guardian, enlighten, protect, direct and govern me this day. Amen.

Short Thanksgiving Prayer

Lord, sometimes situations in life gets me down and I find it hard to find things to be thankful for. Open my eyes to see the gifts you have bestowed in my life.

Lord Jesus Christ, I am going to start by thanking you for loving me enough to come to earth and die so we can live together forever. Amen.

Thanksgiving Prayer Catholic

Holy Father in Heaven, Creator of everything and source of all goodness and love, please look favorably upon us and receive our heartfelt gratitude in this period of thanksgiving. 

Lord thank you for all Your graces and blessings. Father, You have bestowed upon us, spiritual and temporal: our faith and religious beliefs. Our food and shelter, our health, the affection we have for one another, our family and friends. 

Dear Father, in Your boundless generosity, please grant us continued graces and blessings throughout the coming year. This we ask in the Name of Jesus, Your Son and our Savior. Amen.

Thanksgiving Prayer for Family

Lord Father, I give to you all the members of my family. You know them all so well and love them all too. Lord, I ask that you would cover us with a shower of hope.

Father, a hope that draws us together to work out our differences, and that helps us to celebrate together and care for one another. Also, hope that rides like a banner in our lives and watches over us wherever we may go. A Hope that overcomes adversity and gathers strength to overcome, one that guides us and gives us a vision for our future alone and together.

Lord give us hope filled with love, and which fuels faith. Hope that breathes peace. May our family live in you underneath your promises. Amen.

Thanksgiving Prayer
Thanksgiving Prayer

Thanksgiving Dinner Prayer

Heavenly Father, we ask for your blessings upon this meal, and may we express gratitude for the abundance of your grace.

Enlighten us to recognize that it is through your divine will that we are nourished.

Bestow upon us the presence of Christ, the living bread. Lord, we are grateful for the sustenance provided to us, and we seek your blessings to strengthen our faith in the redeeming power of Jesus’ blood.

May our souls be nourished by the bread of life, enabling us to dwell eternally with Christ in heavenly realms. Amen.

Thanksgiving Birthday Prayer

Heavenly Father, on this day, I express my gratitude for the blessings bestowed upon me. I am thankful for the cards, gifts, and symbols of love that serve as reminders of the affection and appreciation directed towards me.

Today serves as a reminder that You, Lord, are my creator and sustainer. My existence and every movement are possible because of Your presence.

I acknowledge Your continual kindness and care throughout the years, and I entrust this birthday to Your loving guidance.

As I celebrate this special day, I desire to honor You, acknowledging the gifts You have given me. Moreover, I yearn to deepen my relationship with You, to devote more time to being in Your presence and growing in love for You. Amen.

Thanksgiving Grace Prayer

Lord, we offer our prayers of gratitude, which open the path for the unfolding of the unknown while we embrace and manifest our inherent divine potential.

As beings filled with care and compassion, we strive to be fully present for ourselves and our dear ones. With our perceptive nature, we stand on the threshold of the divine mysteries, creating a sacred haven for the world.

Father, may our hearts always find peace, and may we have an abundance of love to share. May we marvel at the wonders of everyday life, find tranquility in our existence, and hold gratitude for the blessings that are yet to come. Amen.

Simple Thanksgiving Prayer

Father, on this holiday, we express our gratitude for the food before us. In a world where many of our fellow brothers and sisters are enduring hardships, you have graciously provided us with an abundance.

We acknowledge the interconnectedness of our lives, which reflects your love for all humanity. Thank you, God, for the love that flows through each of us.

Heavenly Father, we offer praise for the immeasurable sacrifices you made for us through your son, Jesus Christ.

You gave everything to atone for our sins, and we are grateful for your forgiveness when we stray. Your kindness shines through when we stumble, and your strength supports us when we falter. You extend your helping hand, warmth, and love far beyond what we deserve.

Father, may we never lose sight of our indebtedness to you, and may we always approach you with humility.

We are thankful for Your provision, protection, and safety you provide. With deep appreciation, we recognize your continuous care. In Your sacred name, we pray. Amen.

Prayer of Thanksgiving to God

“Lord of all the blessings you have bestowed, source of all life, giver of all grace: We thank you for the gift of life: for the breath that keeps us alive, the food of this earth that sustains life, for the love of family and friends without which there would be no life.

Father, we thank you for the mystery of creation: for the beauty that the eye can see, the melody that the ear may hear,
also for the unknown that we cannot behold filling the universe with wonder, for the reaches of space that draws us beyond the definitions of ourselves.

We thank you for setting us in communities: for families who foster our becoming, the friends who love us by choice, for companions at work, who share our burdens and daily responsibilities, also for the strangers who welcome us into their hearts, for people from other lands who call us to expand in understanding, the children who brighten our moments with delight, and for the unborn, who offer us hope for the future.

Lord, we thank you for this day: for life and an extra day to love, the opportunities and one more day to work for justice and peace, for the neighbors and one more person to love and by whom be loved, also for your grace and one more opportunity to experience your presence, for your promise: to be with us, to be our God, and to give salvation.

For these and all blessings, we give you thanks, eternal, loving God, through Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.”

Thank You God Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank you for your amazing power and work in our lives. Thank you for your kindness and for your blessings over us.

Lord, thank you that you are Able to bring hope through even the hardest of times, strengthening us for your will.

Father, thank you for your great love and care. We thank you for your mercy and grace.

Thank you for you are always with us and will never abandon us.

Thank You God Prayer
Thank You God Prayer

Thank you for your selfless sacrifice so that we can have freedom and life.

Forgive us Lord, for when we don’t thank you enough, for who you are, for all that you do, for all that you’ve given.

Help us to give our eyes and our hearts to you afresh. Renew our spirits, fill us with your peace and joy.

We love you and we need you, this day and every day. We give you praise and thanks, for You alone are worthy! In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Thank You Jesus Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Thank you for all you have done for me. I thank you for freeing me from the world. Thank you for liberating me from the pit, and cleansing me with your salvation.

Thank you for giving me the strength to get through the trials and tribulations that I have had to face. Thank you for granting me gifts, and favors.

Loving Jesus, I love you more than I can say. You are my new Father, you have adopted me. Thank you Jesus for your Holy grace. Please consider my future, and those who I love. Amen.

Christian Thanksgiving Prayer

Dear Lord, I am so grateful for all the blessings you have given me in my life. Thank you for the gift of salvation through your son, Jesus Christ. I am thankful for your love and grace, and for the hope and joy you bring to my heart.

Thank you for the love and support of my family and friends, and for the many opportunities you have provided for me to grow and learn. I am thankful for your constant presence in my life, for your guidance and protection.

Thank you for all the abundance you have bestowed upon me and for the many ways in which you bless my life. I am forever grateful and humbled by your goodness.

In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Thanksgiving Prayer to Friends and Family

Dear God, I am so grateful for the gift of my friends and family. Thank you for the love and support they bring to my life, and for the many ways in which they enrich and bless me.

Thank you for the special bond we share, and for the joy and happiness they bring to my heart. I am thankful for the laughter and memories we have shared, and for the love and encouragement they offer me.

Please bless my friends and family, and keep them safe and healthy. Thank you for the blessings of their presence in my life, and for the love and joy they bring to my heart. In your holy name I pray, Amen.

Thanksgiving Prayer for Kids

Dear God, Thank you for this special day and for all the blessings you have given us. Thank you for the food on our table and the love of our family and friends.

Thank you for the beautiful world you have created and for the many joys and wonders we experience every day. Thank you for your love and protection, and for being with us always.

Help us to remember to always be thankful for the many blessings in our lives. Amen.

Thanksgiving Prayer for Healing

Lord, you did not create our bodies to be broken. When we are sick it is because we are out of synch with your glorious purpose.

You promise that one of the benefits of a relationship with you is being able to ask for and access your healing power.

Healing is a benefit, we thank you now for this power of healing, and for this specific task, we thank you for applying your healing to the point of need.

We will look for tangible impact, and however, you choose to respond we will continue to believe in your goodness and your power. In Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen.

Morning Thanksgiving Prayer

“Good morning Father I am so thankful to be Yours. Your child, O loving Lord Your sibling and friend, O my Jesus, Your dwelling place, O mighty, yet gentle Holy Spirit, Thank you for the people You have given me.

You love me, care for me, challenge me, encourage me through them. You also refine me through them, especially if and when I look to them instead of You to meet my most important needs.

Live, love, lead, serve, speak, teach, write in and through me as You and me are in union together. You are my King always and forever. I am Your faithful servant. It’s an honor to worship You, my Lord. Amen.”

Thanksgiving Prayer for Friends

“Thank You, Father, for the blessing of friendship and for the circle of love that surrounds all those who that trust in Your name. Lord thank You for the gift of fellowship and for the friendship of all those who have trusted in the Lord Jesus as their Saviour.

Thank You, Lord, for the blessings we enjoy and for the love and blessings that flow like a river between us when our hearts have been cleansed before the Lord and we look to Jesus Christ, the author, and finisher of our faith.

Help us to laugh with those who are laughing, to weep with those that are sad, to celebrate with those who are joyful and to comfort those that need us to soothe their pain.

Father, build us up in a bond of love and friendship. Please protect and provide for those friends of ours that are in need.

Nourish and enrich all our lives with the Word of truth and the Gospel of grace and may we grow ever closer to each other and to You, in Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.”

Thanksgiving Prayer to Jesus

“God our Father, we praise and thank You for loving us so much that You gave Your one and only Son, Jesus Christ so that anyone who believes in Him will not perish but attain eternal life.

We love and adore You. Lord Jesus, thank You for giving Your life on the cross for our sins.  Because of You, we can now stand before our Heavenly Father as pure, holy, and justified.

We also appreciate You for sending us the Holy Spirit, our Comforter.  Holy Spirit, we thank You for filling us with love, fruit, gifts, and power.  We glorify You, our God and King. We praise Your Name forever and ever.

Lord Jesus, our Bread of Life, we are thankful that You have given us peace with God. Because of Your love and sacrifice, there is no longer a void between us and our Heavenly Father.

Lord, You were wounded for our sins. You were bruised for our imperfections. The purification of our peace was upon You, and by Your stripes, we are healed.

Your Name, Jesus, is above all other names. At the mention of Your Name, every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue will confess that You are indeed Lord. Thank You for redeeming us and placing the Kingdom of God within us. Amen.”

Happy Thanksgiving Prayer

“Father of inclusive love, kindness, and compassion, we thank You for the gift of life and pray for a happy Thanksgiving.

We thank You for the wonder of the universe from which we have all evolved, and for the plants and animals of Earth that provide nourishment and sustenance for us, also for the love of our parents and grandparents without which there would be no life.

Lord, we thank you for the gift of relationships, for families who love us and journey with us in all stages of our life, the friends who love us by choice, and for companions at work who share our loads and daily tasks, also for the strangers who welcome us into their company, for people from other lands who call us to expand our understanding and children who lighten our moments with innocence, for the unborn who offer us hope for the future, and for our country and its women and men of different cultures whose lives, service, work and inspiration have contributed to the betterment of our land.

Faithful and loving Father, help us to share your graciousness, your abundant generosity and your hospitality with all, especially those who need a touch of tender and generous love. Amen.”

Funny Thanksgiving Prayer

Father, my soul is torn with riot Incited by my wicked diet.

“We are what we eat,” said a wise old man, Lord, if that’s true, I’m a trash can. To rise on Judgment Day, it’s plain, With my weight as it is, I’ll need a crane.

So grant me strength Lord that I may not fall Into the grasp of cholesterol. May my flesh with carrot-curls be dated, That my soul may be cleansed

And show me the light that I may bear witness, To the President’s Council on Physical Fitness. And at fats I’ll never mutter, For the road to Hell is paved with butter.

And cream is cursed; cake is awful, And Satan is hiding in every waffle. Satan lurks in pepperoni, The Devil himself in each slice of bologna.

Beelzebul is a bar of chocolate, And Lucifer is a lollipop. Give me this day my daily slice, Cut it thin and toast it twice.

I beg upon my chubby knees, Deliver me from jujubes. And when my days of trial are over, And my war with malted milk won.

Father, Let me stand with Heavenly throng, In a shining robe size 30 long. I can do it, Lord, if you’ll show to me, The virtues of lettuce and celery.

Lord, Teach me the evil of mayonnaise, And of pasta a la Milanese. And crisp fried chicken from the South, Lord, if you love me, shut my mouth! Amen.”

Thanksgiving Meal Prayer

“Lord, as we bow our heads to pray, we give thanks to You, for this Thanksgiving Day. Father, we thank you, for our families, friends, and for all the blessings, both big and small, that you dish out on us each day.

God, we give thanks to you for this food and for the hands that have cooked it. Lord, we ask for your blessings upon this meal: that it will nourish our bodies and refresh our souls.

Also, we give thanks to you for this wonderful time together, and for each one present here on this day. Father, we ask you, dear Lord, let each one of us feel your love, comfort, and presence in our lives today and every day.

Let us not forget those who can’t be here with us today. For we give thanks to you for them, too. We miss our loved ones, Lord, but we are thankful for all the good times that we shared with them.

Lord, we know, that this life is not all there is; that the best part is yet to come if we live for you. So, help us each day to live our lives in ways that honor and please You. Also, we’ll not forget to give you all the praise and glory. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.”

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