O Glorious Father,
we give You thanks for Your infinite generosity
and providence …
14 Most Powerful Thanksgiving Day Prayers
Thanksgiving Day prayers can be recited on Thanksgiving Day, the American holiday that occurs on the Thursday of the last week of November. This is a time of celebration wherein family and friends come together to give thanks to God for all their many blessings throughout the year. The mere fact we woke up this morning is cause enough to hit our knees and give praise!
While Thanksgiving Day prayers are oftentimes said on the actual holiday, these 14 Most Powerful Thanksgiving Day Prayers can (and should!) be said and prayed anywhere, anytime, and as often as possible. The more we praise and honor God through our gratitude of His goodness, the more power and effective we are as true disciples. What a gift! Blessings with God are abundant when we give to Him due honor and glory.
As you prayerfully contemplate the following list, choose which prayers are most fitting for the day at hand. There is a mixture of both Thanksgiving Day (the holiday) prayers as well as Thanksgiving prayers for every day of the year. Revisit this list often for maximum blessing and healing of mind, body and soul.
“Let us therefore love God, because God first hath loved us” (1 John 4:19).
Thanksgiving Day Prayer
O Glorious Father,
we give You thanks for Your infinite generosity
and providence to us.
Thank You for the blessings of the food
we are about to eat and especially for this
Thanksgiving feast today.
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,
and His salvific mission.
Open our hearts more to Your love, Lord.
Thank You also for our home and family and friends,
especially for those now present here with us.
Thank You for our health, our work, and our play.
We pray this in the Name of the Father, the Son,
and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Thanksgiving Prayer Before the Holiday Meal
We thank You, God, for the blessing and delight of family.
Thank You for those who are with us today
as well as those who are far away.
May we all see how You care for us, comfort us, and protect us.
Bless this food for its ability to keep us healthy and robust.
Thank You also, Lord God, for the food we are going to consume.
Thank You for the hands that prepared it,
for those gathered around the table to share it,
and for the opportunity to be here together under one roof
to enjoy these benefits from Your hand.
We recognize that all we have is a gift from You,
and we are eternally grateful.
We also thank You for what we don’t have this year,
which we believe You withheld in Your goodness and for our protection.
The Bible says You are a Good Father who
enjoys giving presents to Your children.
Thank You for all of them. We are here as proof of Your goodness.
Thank You for the gift of today and for everyone who
has come to share it with us.
It is in Your holy Name we pray, Amen.
Thanksgiving Dinner Prayer
Lord God, we assemble around this table
to humbly thank You for all that
You have given us this past year …
not just what is on this table, but who is sitting around it.
Thank You for giving us life and joy,
health and pleasure, connections and memories.
Thank You for the lessons we’ve learned
and the tears we’ve shed as a result of Your ability
to grow us through them.
Thank You for Your comfort and presence
in the midst of good and difficult days.
Thank You for what we have today,
what we had yesterday,
and what You will continue to provide for us tomorrow.
Let us never take anything for granted,
but rather be grateful for every good and
perfect gift that You give us.
May we have grateful hearts not only today,
but every day of our lives.
These things we pray in the Name of Jesus Christ,
Your Son, our God, Amen.
Simple Thanksgiving Prayer for the Food on Our Plates
Father, we are thankful for the food on our plates this holiday.
When so many of our brothers and sisters are suffering,
You provided for us a bounty.
We are appreciative of the fact that You have connected
each of our lives in ways that honor You and
show how much You love all of us.
Lord God, thank You for the love You provide to
us through one another.
We praise You, Heavenly Father, for all You have sacrificed
for us through Your Son, Jesus Christ.
You made the ultimate sacrifice for our sins.
Lord, we are thankful for Your forgiveness
when we lose our way.
We are grateful for Your kindness when
we make mistakes.
We are thankful for Your strength when
we need help getting back on our feet.
You are there to provide a helping hand,
warmth, and so much more love than we deserve.
Let us never forget how much we owe to You,
and let us always be humble before Your eyes.
Thank You for giving to us, and for keeping us safe.
Thank You for providing and protecting us
in and through Your holy Name. 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 grace us with each day.
We give thanks to You, Lord, 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 blessed time together,
and for each one present here on this day.
Father, we ask of You to allow each of us to
feel Your love, comfort, and presence in our lives
today and every day.
Let us not forget those who cannot be here with us today;
for we give thanks to You for them also.
We miss our loved ones, Lord,
but we are thankful for all the good times
that we have 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, give us the grace to never forget to give You
and You alone
all the praise and glory.
In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.
Thanksgiving Grace Prayer
Lord our prayers of thanksgiving clear the way
for the unknown to unfold as we embrace
and express our divine capabilities.
We as caring compassionate beings,
seek to be always present for ourselves and our loved ones.
We are perceptive beings,
standing on the edge of divine mystery
while holding a sacred space for the world.
Father, may we always find peace in our hearts,
love to share, wonder in everyday things,
create peace in our lives, and carry gratitude
in our hearts for blessings not yet received.
Thanksgiving Prayer for the Family
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;
a hope that draws us together
to work out our differences,
and that helps us to celebrate together
and care for one another.
A hope also that rides like a banner in our lives
and watches over us wherever we may go.
A divine 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, we pray for a hope filled with love,
a love which fuels our faith even deeper.
A treasured hope that breathes peace into all our lives.
May our family live in You underneath the wings of
Your solemn promises. Amen.”
Today’s Thanksgiving Prayer
God, our Father in Heaven,
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 trusted 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.
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.
Simple Thanksgiving Prayer
Father in Heaven,
Creator of all and source of all goodness and love,
please look kindly upon us and receive our heartfelt gratitude
in this time of giving thanks.
Thank You for all the graces and blessings
You have bestowed upon us,
spiritual and temporal:
our faith and religious heritage;
our food and shelter;
the loves we have for one another;
our family and friends.
Dear Father, in Your infinite generosity,
please grant us continued graces and blessing
throughout the coming year.
This we ask in the Name of the Father, the Son,
and the Holy Spirit, 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 …
even though I do not deserve Your love and mercy.
Thank You for being mine forever.
It is in Your Name, through gratitude, I pray,
A Holy Prayer for Thanksgiving Day
We praise Thee for food,
O Heavenly Father,
and remember the needy.
We praise Thee for health and
remember those who are ill.
We thank Thee, Father,
for our friends,
and remember those who do not have any.
We thank Thee for liberty
and remember the oppressed.
May these reminiscences
inspire us to serve You and
neighbor more faithfully;
that Thy gifts to us may be used
for the benefit of others. 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,
those 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 unexpected opportunities,
for one more day to work for justice and peace,
for our neighbors, and for one more person to love
and by whom be loved,
also for Your grace and one more day
to experience Your presence,
for Your promise:
to be with us,
to be our God, and to give the faithful salvation.
For these and all blessings,
we give You thanks, eternal, loving God,
through Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.
Thanksgiving Prayer for Kids
I pray that the message of Jesus Christ
and His sacrifice is the root of gratitude within my heart.
That His amazing gifts lead me to a grateful living,
setting an example for my children
so that they will have their own relationship with Jesus one day,
and that You would inspire gratitude in their hearts
out of the acceptance of Jesus as their Savior.
Lead us to do everything in the Name of Jesus
and give thanks to You through Him.
Prayer in Honor of the. Grace for a Thankful Heart
teach me to give You thanks and praise
in all of my daily life situations.
Teach me to be joyful all the time,
to pray unceasingly,
and to give thanks in all circumstances.
This is Your will for my life,
and I embrace it (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
I wish to delight Your heart on a daily basis.
Break the enemy’s grip on my life.
Defeat Him with my praise sacrifice.
Change my perspective and attitude
to one of joy and contentment with
my current situation.
I am grateful to You for…
I want to be like You, Jesus,
who obeyed the Father without complaint.
When You roamed on earth,
You embraced humanity’s chains.
Convict me every time I grumble or
make comparisons to others.
Give me Your attitude of humble acceptance
I aspire to be like the Apostle Paul,
who learned to be satisfied in whatever situation.
I choose to continually offer You praise as a sacrifice,
the fruit of lips that laud Your Name (Hebrews 13:15).
I want to put a grin on Your face.
Teach me the value of a grateful heart.
I am confident that Your Truth exists in a grateful heart …
With that, I will offer thanks to the LORD for His righteousness
and praise the Name of the LORD Most High.
O LORD, our Lord, how glorious Your Name is
throughout the earth!
You have exalted Your splendor to the heights of the Heavens
In the Name of Jesus Christ, and in the Name of
the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit as Trinity,
Thank you, God. Thank You for Your incredible power and work in our lives,
thank You for Your goodness and blessings over us.
Thank You so much for Your love and concern.
Thank You for Your sacrifice in order for us to have freedom and life.
Forgive us for not thanking You enough for who You are,
what You do, and what You’ve provided us.
Help us to refocus our eyes and hearts on You.
Fill us with Your serenity and joy as You renew our spirits.
We adore You and need You today and every day.
We give You praise and thanks because only You are worthy!
In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, amen.
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