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.
Father, thank you for your love for me (John 3:16).
Jesus, thank you for your sacrifice and for the gift of salvation for me (Philippians 2:6-8).
Father, thank you for both your mercy and your grace for my life (Hebrews 4:15-16).
Father, thank you for your Word and the ways you communicate through Scripture to guide my life (2 Timothy 3:16).
Father, thank you that you are always with me (Deuteronomy 31:6).
Father, thank you for creating me and knowing me even when I was in my mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13-14).
Father, thank you for every breath you give me (Isaiah 42:5).
Father, thank you for the ways you change my heart. Help me to abide in you all of my days (Ezekiel 36:26).
Jesus, thank you for coming to offer abundant life for all who know you (John 10:10).
Father, thank you that I may have eternal life in Jesus Christ (John 3:15).
Abba, thank you for the oceans, mountains, fields, deserts, and all the amazing landscapes you created for our enjoyment (Isaiah 40:12).
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).
God, thank you the animals you created—from the largest whale to even the smallest goldfish (Genesis 1:21).
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).
Father, thank you for my family and for those friends I call family—may we love each other well (John 15:12-13).
Father, thank you for adopting me into your spiritual family (Romans 8:14-17).
Father, thank you for the fellowship of believers and what we share together in you (Acts 2:42-47).
Father, thank you for marriage and the ways this relationship reflects Christ’s relationship with the church (Ephesians 5:21-33).
God, thank you for the gift of children and the way they remind me how to approach you (Matthew 19:14).
Lord, thank you for any strangers I might meet today, who could well turn out to be blessings directly from you (Hebrews 13:2).
Father, thank you for the work you give me to do so that I may honor you (Colossians 3:23).
Lord, thank you for the plans and purposes you have for me (Jeremiah 29:11-13).
Jesus, thank you that in you I’m a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17).
God, thank you for being sovereign so that I can trust in your work in my life (Psalm 71:5).
Lord, thank you for the truth and the foundation you laid through Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 3:11).
Jesus, thank you for your peace that surpasses all understanding (John 14:27).
Father, thank you for guiding me to have a greater faith (Hebrews 11:1).
Father, thank you for the hope you give me in Christ Jesus (1 Peter 1:3-4).
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.