A Christian Prayer of Gratitude

A Prayer of Gratitude
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Whenever we feel deeply blessed by our good fortune, by our success or by the kindness of others, this is a good time to offer up a prayer of gratitude to God, since the Christian understanding is that all good things ultimately come from God. In reality, such blessings are around us all the time, and stopping to express our thankfulness to God is a good way to remind ourselves of just how much good fortune we have in our lives. 

Whenever you have much to be thankful for, here is a simple gratitude prayer to say.

A Christian Prayer of Gratitude

Thank you, Lord, for the blessings you have bestowed on my life. You have provided me with more than I could ever have imagined. You have surrounded me with people who always look out for me. You have given me family and friends who bless me every day with kind words and actions. They lift me up in ways that keep my eyes focused on you and make my spirit soar.

Also, thank you, Lord, for keeping me safe. You protect me from those things that seem to haunt others. You help me make better choices and provide me with advisors to help me with life’s difficult decisions. You speak to me in so many ways so that I always know you are here.

And Lord, I am so grateful for keeping those around me safe and loved. I hope that you provide me with the ability and sense to show them every day how much they matter. I hope that you give me the ability to give to them the same kindness they have provided to me.

I am extremely grateful for all of your blessings in my life, Lord. I pray that you remind me of just how blessed I am and that you never allow me to forget to show my gratitude in prayer and returned acts of kindness.

Thank you, Lord.

In your name, Amen.

Expressing Gratitude With Bible Verses

The Bible is filled with passages you can incorporate into your prayers of gratitude. Here are just a few from which to choose:

You are my God, and I will praise you! You are my God, and I will exalt you! Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. (Psalm 118:28-29, NLT)

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIV)

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe... (Hebrews 12:28, NIV)

For all of this, Your Excellency, we are very grateful to you. (Acts 24:3, NLT)

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