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Thanksgiving Prayers

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Thanksgiving Prayers - flowingfaith.comThanksgiving is not something we do once a year, it’s a way of life for Christians. Every breath we take is a gift from God. Hence, thanksgiving prayers are a natural part of communicating with God. Our prayers don’t need to be eloquent but sometimes we are looking for some depth or inspiration and then the prayers uttered by saints gone before us can do the trick. Here I have my favorite thanksgiving prayers for you to enjoy and share.

Let all that I am praise the Lord;
    with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.
Let all that I am praise the Lord;
    may I never forget the good things he does for me.
He forgives all my sins
    and heals all my diseases.
He redeems me from death
    and crowns me with love and tender mercies.
He fills my life with good things.
    My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!
(Psalm 103:1-5, NLT)

Thanksgiving Prayers…

We render unto thee our thanksgiving,
O Lord our God,
Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,
by all means, at all times, in all places;
for that thou hast sheltered, assisted, supported,
and led us on through the time past of our life and brought us to this hour.
And we pray and beseech thee,
O God and loving Lord,
grant us to pass this day, this year, an all the time of our life without sin,
with all joy, health, and salvation.
(Liturgy of St. Mark, second century)

O God our Father,
we would thank thee for all the bright things of life.
Help us to see them, and to count them,
and to remember them,
that our lives may flow in ceaseless praise;
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.
(J.H. Howett, 1846-1923)

…continue forevermore

Almighty God,
more generous than any father, we stand amazed at the many gifts you shower upon us.
You give freely and willingly, always with regard to our ability to receive.
You give daily gifts teaching us to trust you for tomorrow.
You give us gifts through one another, so that we may learn to share.
You give through our own effort, respecting our independence.
How thoughtfully you offer all your gifts!
So continue, Lord, of your goodness.
(author unknown)

O my adorable and loving Savior,
consume my heart with the burning fire with which Yours is aflamed.
Pour down on my soul those graces which flow from Your love.
Let my heart be united with Yours.
Let my will be conformed to Yours in all things.
May Your will be the rule of all my desires and actions.
Amen
(Gretrude of Thuringen, 1253-1302)

Almighty God:
We are so blessed.
Thank for this food.
And for this splendid family
that you have gathered here today.

Lord, we know that everything we have
Is from you.
And that everything we are
Is from you.

Indeed, Lord-
We are so blessed.
And we are very, very thankful.
Amen
(John N. Todd III)

Let us pray

Our heavenly father,
We want to join the saints gone before us
and give our thanks to you.
Thank you for saving us, loving us, caring for us.
There’s no better father than you.
We are so utterly blessed to be your children.
Be praised forever and ever!
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: What’s in your Thanksgiving prayers?

Be blessed my fellow pilgrim as you thank God for your blessings! Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!

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  • I so enjoyed this post as I also shared a thanksgiving prayer this morning. Beautiful prayers of old are precious. May you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving!