Prayer of gratefulness to god

A Prayer of Gratitude to God ~ A Prayer of Gratitude for God’s Blessings.
See also: Bible Verses about Attitude of Gratitude

7/23/16

Dear Friends, I woke up this morning thinking of all these amazing blessings that surround me and my loved ones. I am reminded of how easy it is to get carried away, taking many of God’s blessings and gifts for granted. For instance, the fact that I am able to get up from bed and sit down to write this morning is not to be taken for granted ~ this is a blessing!

I know how delighted I am when my children are grateful to me. I absolutely love to experience their delight, gratitude, excitement and joy ~ it makes me want to do even more for them!

Dear Friends, I know our Heavenly Father is the same way.
Oh yes, Our Good Father loves to experience our thankful hearts of praise and worship!

My Dear Friends, Please join us today as we say a Prayer of Gratitude to God.

A Prayer of Gratitude to God for God’s Blessings:
Thank you Lord, from the bottom of my heart!
Thank you for priceless peace of mind
Thank you for joy joy joy!
Thank you for hope, dreams, & excitement!
Thank you for the simple pleasures of life!

Thank you for good health Lord!
Thank you for your provision Lord!
Thank you for your protection Lord!
Thank you for the love of family and friends!

Thank you for wonderful community;
Thank you for your healing – body and soul
Thank you for your encouragement to me, and
Thank you for the opportunity to encourage others.

Thank you for answered prayers Lord,
Thank you for your guidance Lord,
Thank you for forgiving me again and again.

Thank you for my relationship with you!
Thank you for being so patient with me!
Thank you for taking the time to speak to insignificant me!

Dear Lord, A thousand thanks would not be enough!!!
Thank you Jesus! Thank you Jesus!! Thank you Jesus!!!
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

See Also: Bible Verses about Being Thankful; Bible Verses about Appreciating God; Bible Verses about Counting your Blessings; Bible Verses about Showers of Blessings

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We have so much to be grateful for in this life. Each and every day. But reality is that sometimes constant life demands, struggles, and worries give more room to defeat than to a heart of thanks. Or we forget, in the midst of busyness and pressures, just to pause and give thanks, for all that God has done, and continues to do in our lives.

Sometimes it really is a sacrifice to offer praise and thanks. We may not feel like it. We’re struggling. We’re weary. Or maybe, we feel like He let us down. We think God seems distant, like he’s far away, or doesn’t really care about what’s troubling us. Painful life blows and losses might have recently sent us spiraling.

But here’s what can make a lasting difference. We have a choice, every day, to give him thanks. And with a heart of thanksgiving, we realize that no matter what we face, God doesn’t just work to change our situations and help us through our problems. He does more. He changes our hearts. His power, through hearts of gratitude and focused minds on Him, releases the grip our struggles have over us. We’re strengthened by His peace, refueled by His joy.

God’s Word is filled with many reminders of how powerful and vital a thankful heart can be in this world.

The Power of a Grateful Heart, 7 Things It Can Do:

– It gets our eyes off ourselves, and helps us to focus back on God.

– It reminds us we’re not in control, but that we serve a Mighty God who is. It keeps us in a place of humility and dependency on Him, as we recognize how much we need Him.

– It helps us to recognize we have so much to be thankful for, even all of the little things, which often we may forget to thank Him for…but they really are the biggest, most important things in this life. It takes our attention off of our problems and helps us instead to reflect on, to remember, the goodness of His many blessings.

– It reminds us that God is the Giver of all good gifts. We were never intended to be fully self-sufficient in this life. A grateful heart reminds us that ultimately God is our Provider, that all blessings and gifts are graciously given to us by His hand.

– A heart of gratitude leaves no room for complaining. For it is impossible to be truly thankful and filled with negativity and ungratefulness at the same time.

– It makes the enemy flee. The forces of darkness can’t stand to be around hearts that give thanks and honor to God. Our praise and thanksgiving will make them flee.

– It opens up the door for continued blessings. It invites His presence. Our spirits are refreshed and renewed in Him. God loves to give good gifts to His children. He delights in our thankfulness and pours out His Spirit and favor over those who give honor and gratitude to Him.

21 Verses of Thanks from God’s Word:

“O Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.”  Ps. 95:1-3

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.” Ps. 100:4-5

“Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love endures forever.” Ps. 118:29

“I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.” Ps. 9:1

“I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.” Ps. 7:17

“Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” Col. 2:7

“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.” Col. 3:15

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Col. 4:2

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” James 1:17

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Phil 4:6

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” Ps. 103:1-5

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thess. 5:18

“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!” Ps. 107:1

“Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,” Eph. 5:20

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.” Ps. 28:7

“I will praise the name of God with song, and shall magnify Him with thanksgiving.” Ps. 69:30

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever; to him who alone does great wonders, for his steadfast love endures forever; to him who by understanding made the heavens, for his steadfast love endures forever; …” Ps. 136:1-5

“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.” Heb. 12:28-29

“Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!” 2 Cor. 9:15

“We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign.” Rev. 11:17

“Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!” Rev. 7:12

Dear God, 

Thank you for your amazing power and work in our lives, thank you for your goodness and for your blessings over us. Thank you that you are Able to bring hope through even the toughest of times, strengthening us for your purposes. Thank you for your great love and care. Thank you for your mercy and grace. Thank you that you are always with us and will never leave us. Thank you for your incredible sacrifice so that we might have freedom and life. Forgive us 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 set our eyes and our hearts on 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.

Debbie McDaniel is a writer, pastor’s wife, mom to three amazing kids (and a lot of pets). Join her each morning on Fresh Day Ahead’s facebook page,http://www.facebook.com/DebbieWebbMcDaniel, for daily encouragement in living strong, free, hope-filled lives. Find her also at and />  

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“What do you say?” How often do parents have to remind their children to respond in thankfulness for things that are given or done for them? Yet even as mature believers—how often we forget to thank God? We can so enamored with an answered prayer that oftentimes we forget to say thank you. We can commit our hearts to being thankful with the knowledge and application of the following scriptures:

7.  We are grateful for God’s love

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever” (1 Chronicles 16:34).

Before we knew Christ—most of us weren’t lovable; rather we were self-centered and focused on pleasing ourselves. Yet God looked down and loved us so much that He gave His only Son, Jesus Christ to die for us. We give thanks because we are loved passionately and unconditionally throughout eternity.

6.  We are grateful in every situation

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

It’s hard to think about giving thanks to God when life seems overwhelmingly difficult. However we can give thanks because God will never leave nor forsake us when times are down. He freely gives us wisdom, grace, and strength to move forward in every situation. A grateful heart in times of trouble can be encouraged to trust in the Lord at all times.

prayer of gratefulness to god

5.  We are grateful for the ability to do good works

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (Colossians 3:17).

Every believer has an opportunity to show their gratefulness to God by doing good works for others. It is the Lord who gives us the strength to serve, to give, and to work. When we start our jobs with a spirit of gratefulness, our load becomes lighter and the Lord opens the way for us to share the Good News.

4.  We are grateful for God’s gifts given through His people

“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” (2 Corinthians 9:15).

The Corinthians gave gifts to God’s people resulting in praise and thankfulness to the Lord. When we have the opportunity to give to others, we experience the joy of knowing the God will be praised because of it. Our God knows the needs of His people and He blesses us to be a blessing to others.

3.  We are grateful for God’s deliverance over our lives

“Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!” (Romans 7:25).

Without the grace of God we would all be hopelessly lost. Through the power of Jesus Christ, we are given the strength to rise above our sinful nature and overcome the desires of the flesh. Many of us were saved while still ensnared by the lies of Satan and the strongholds of our minds. Yet through the Holy Spirit, we give thanks for being set free.

2.  We are grateful for God’s miraculous hand over our lives

“I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds” (Psalms 9:1).

The world believes in coincidences and luck; however, we trust in the hand of the Lord to work the impossible on our behalf. Because of His intervention in our lives, we’ve experienced miracles both great and small. Every day the Lord is working things out for our good and we give thanks for His ever watchful eye over our lives.

1.  We are grateful in prayers and petitions

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Philippians 4:6).

Even before we know for sure that God has answered our prayers—we give thanks. We can thank Him for just the blessing of hearing our prayers and answering them according to His will. Our prayers should be just as equally full of praise, worship, and thankfulness as it is for petitions. An attitude of gratefulness ushers a spirit of expectancy in our prayers.

Be Grateful!

It’s a gift from God for us to be grateful because it’s impossible to be discontented and thankful at the same time. There are so many people in the world today who enjoy His sunshine or rain, His provision of food, clothing, and shelter—and they never stop to thank Him. Let the people of God sing His praises in the morning, afternoon, and evening. May we never grow tired of being grateful!

Take a look at some more related Bible verses: Thanksgiving Bible Verses

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