Prayer for Thanksgiving

Dear God,

I come to You today with a heart overflowing with thankfulness. I am so grateful for Your love and presence in my life, and for the countless ways You have blessed me.

I thank You for my family and friends, and for the community You have placed me in. I am grateful for my health, my home, and the opportunities You have given me.

I also want to thank You for Your forgiveness and grace. I know that I have made mistakes and fallen short of Your glory, but I am so thankful that through Jesus, I have been reconciled to You.

As I enter into this season of thanksgiving, I pray that You would help me to focus on all the good things in my life, and to remember to give thanks in all circumstances even when things are difficult. Help me to be a blessing to others, and fill my heart with joy and peace as I express my gratitude to You.

In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

Colossians 3:15-17 ESV

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

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Psalm 107:1 ESV

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
    for his steadfast love endures forever!

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1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 ESV

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

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Ephesians 5:20 ESV

giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

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Psalm 136:1 ESV

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
    for his steadfast love endures forever.

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