A blessed Thanksgiving Day to one and all.
This Thanksgiving, may our thoughts be focused on the Lord’s goodness and favor which He has bestowed to us through the years. Let us give THANKS and remember the precious encouragement in the Bible which says: “In everything give THANKS for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18.
We hope this Thanksgiving Prayer can bring JOY and GLADNESS to you and your family. Please use this prayer all year round to continue to renew your mind and focus on God’s mercy, grace, and goodness.
Thank you, God, for this food we are about to eat. And thank you for Your many blessings on us this past year…the ones we’ve seen, as well as the ones we haven’t seen. Thank you, Lord, for the times You came through for us when we didn’t even know we needed a rescue.
Thank you Lord, for the losses we have experienced. They have been a reminder that You are our greatest gain.
Thank you, God, for the tears we have shed. They have kept our hearts soft and moldable.
Thank you, God, for the times we haven’t been able to control our circumstances. They have reminded us that You are sovereign and on the throne. Thank you, God, for Your ability to take what we consider a tragedy and turn it into a treasure.
Thank you, God, for those You have called home to be with You. Their absence from this earth reminds us to keep our eyes fixed on heaven. Thank you, God, we have an inheritance in the heavenly places…something that this world can never selfishly squander.
Thank you, God, for the greatest gift You could ever give us: forgiveness through Your perfect Son’s death on the cross on our behalf. Thank you, God, for the righteousness You credited toward us, through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It’s a righteousness we could never attain to on our own. And thank you not only for eternal salvation, but for the salvation you afford us every day of our lives as You save us from ourselves, our foolishness, our own limited insights, and our frailties in light of Your power and strength.
Thank you, God, for all that You have allowed and not allowed in our lives this past year. For we commit our lives anew to You this day and ask that You would continue to remind us, throughout this year, that You are God. You are on the throne, and You are eternally good.
Thank you, finally, that we can pray in the name of Jesus, who made our access to You – and a personal relationship with you – possible. Amen! – Author Unknown