30 Thankful Prayers

When was the last time you focused your prayer on being thankful? This resource, 30 Thankful Prayers, is all about praying from a heart of gratitude. Start the habit of thanking God for your blessings and praying these verses out loud!!

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When was the last time you focused your prayer on being thankful? Often, prayer becomes a one-way conversation to God with a list of our needs. This resource is all about praying from a heart of gratitude. 

At the beginning of your day or at the end of your day, start the habit of thanking God for your blessings and praying these verses out loud. Invite a friend or your family to join you for 30 days of thankful prayers.  

Then, continue to foster a thankful heart and way of life. Create a gratitude journal—adding specific praise verses and prayers that are personal to your own life.

Day 1 

Father, thank you for your love for me (John 3:16). 

Day 2 

Jesus, thank you for your sacrifice and for the gift of salvation for me (Philippians 2:6-8).

Day 3 

Father, thank you for both your mercy and your grace for my life (Hebrews 4:15-16).

Day 4 

Father, thank you for your Word and the ways you communicate through Scripture to guide my life (2 Timothy 3:16). 

Day 5 

Holy Spirit, thank you for living in me and being a guide and comforter (John 14:16-17; 16:13).

Day 6 

Father, thank you that you are always with me (Deuteronomy 31:6).

Day 7 

Father, thank you for creating me and knowing me even when I was in my mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13-14). 

Day 8 

Father, thank you for every breath you give me (Isaiah 42:5). 

Day 9 

Father, thank you for the ways you change my heart.  Help me to abide in you all of my days (Ezekiel 36:26). 

Day 10 

Jesus, thank you for coming to offer abundant life for all who know you (John 10:10).

Day 11 

Father, thank you that I may have eternal life in Jesus Christ (John 3:15). 

Day 12 

Abba, thank you for the oceans, mountains, fields, deserts, and all the amazing landscapes you created for our enjoyment (Isaiah 40:12). 

Day 13 

God, thank you for your light—for the sunrises, sunsets, and the moon and the stars that add light to darkness (Genesis 1:14-19). 

Day 14 

God, thank you the animals you created—from the largest whale to even the smallest goldfish (Genesis 1:21). 

Day 15 

Father, thank you for how I notice your beauty in the people around me through their smiles, laughter, and the unique ways you created them (Genesis 1:27).  

Day 16 

Father, thank you for my family and for those friends I call family—may we love each other well (John 15:12-13). 

Day 17 

Father, thank you for adopting me into your spiritual family (Romans 8:14-17). 

Day 18 

Father, thank you for the fellowship of believers and what we share together in you (Acts 2:42-47). 

Day 19 

Father, thank you for marriage and the ways this relationship reflects Christ’s relationship with the church (Ephesians 5:21-33). 

Day 20 

God, thank you for the gift of children and the way they remind me how to approach you (Matthew 19:14). 

Day 21 

Lord, thank you for any strangers I might meet today, who could well turn out to be blessings directly from you (Hebrews 13:2). 

Day 22 

Father, thank you for the work you give me to do so that I may honor you (Colossians 3:23).

Day 23 

Lord, thank you for the plans and purposes you have for me (Jeremiah 29:11-13). 

Day 24 

Jesus, thank you that in you I’m a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). 

Day 25 

God, thank you for being sovereign so that I can trust in your work in my life  (Psalm 71:5). 

Day 26

Lord, thank you for the truth and the foundation you laid through Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 3:11). 

Day 27 

Jesus, thank you for your peace that surpasses all understanding (John 14:27). 

Day 28 

Father, thank you for guiding me to have a greater faith (Hebrews 11:1). 

Day 29 

Father, thank you for the hope you give me in Christ Jesus (1 Peter 1:3-4). 

Day 30 

Father, thank you for infusing me with your love, so others may know your love (John 13:34-35).  

Prayer: God you are so good. Thank you for being my Father, God in Heaven whom I love and want to follow all of my days. Amen.

30 Thankful Prayers | Prayer Resource | The Navigators