The lord shows delights when we pray to express gratitude for the blessings in our life. A prayer of gratitude is the act of giving thanks for what you’re grateful for. God bestow blessings upon people with a grateful heart. Here are 37 prayers of gratitude to help you seek the face of God the more and also to practice gratitude in general.
37 Prayers Of Gratitude
Prayer Of Gratitude #1: Grace
1 Lord, today I want to thank You for Your grace. Grace is simply getting something good I do not deserve. So many times, I take Your grace for granted; please forgive me. Open my eyes to see Your grace more clearly in my life.
2 Lord, I ask that You take the blinders off of my spiritual eyes so that I can see all of the gifts You have so graciously given me. It is by Your grace ALONE that I am saved from eternal punishment and have the promise that I will be with You in heaven for eternity one day.
3 Thank You for rescuing me from my sin and from the clutches of the evil one, Satan. You died for me so that I could have life and life abundantly. Thank You for Your sacrifice.
4 Thank You for giving me life each new day. When I wake up in the morning, empower me to focus my first thoughts on You. As I lay my head on the pillow at night, remind me of all that You have given me that day. Show me the gifts You have given me and empower me to say a simple “Thank You” back to You.
5 Thank You for Your amazing grace. Without it, I would be in a hopeless situation. But, because of Your grace, I have so much to be thankful for today…and every day. I love You, Lord. Amen.
Prayer Of Gratitude #2: New Beginnings
6 Lord, today I want to thank You for new beginnings. Your mercies are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness to me even when I turn my back on You. Sometimes I walk away from You deliberately through sin in my life. But many times, the distance between You and I is a slow fade, where I gradually spend less and less time with You. And I can feel the difference.
When I spend quality time with You every day, I sense Your presence in my life and Your love, joy, and peace. As I get busy and don’t intentionally take time to be with You, I can feel darkness settle over me. It may come in the form of worry, anxiety, self-pity, a complaining spirit, or even sin.
7 Lord, forgive me for the times I have ignored You. You are walking with me each day, and yet many times, I do not acknowledge Your presence. I am so sorry. Empower me to change through Your Holy Spirit so that I can offer You the best part of my day, every day. Clearly, show me how important my time with You is each day and allow me to make You a priority in my life like I never have before.
8 Jesus, You knew how important time with Your Father was and often withdrew to a place so that You could be alone with Him. Many times this was early in the morning. Give me the willingness to make sacrifices to spend time with You, even if it means sacrificing sleep or giving up watching my favorite TV show or time on the internet. I love You, Lord, and thank You for this fresh start today where I can make my relationship with You the biggest priority in my life. Amen.
Prayer Of Gratitude #3: Unconditional Love
9 Lord, today I want to thank You for Your unconditional love. Nothing can separate me from Your love, and yet many times, I do not believe this truth from Your Word, the Bible. I struggle to feel and understand Your unconditional love because I don’t experience it anywhere else in my life. Others will always let me down or disappoint me at one time or another. No earthly person, aside from You, Jesus, is able to love me perfectly and unconditionally.
10 Lord, sometimes I project my earthly relationships onto You. However, You are not like any of my other relationships. I can put my full trust in Your love and know that You will always be there for me and love me unconditionally, no matter what I do or what happens to me. Empower me to grasp how high and deep and wide is Your love for me. Your love is not just a generic love for the entire world but is also a very personal love directed to me as well.
You love me. Let me repeat that to allow that truth to sink into my mind, heart, and soul. You. Love. Me. And Your love knows no limits, bounds, or conditions. Thank You, Lord, for Your unconditional love for me. Amen.”
Prayer Of Gratitude #4: The Holy Spirit
11 Lord, today I want to thank You for the gift of the Holy Spirit in my life. Jesus, You said You had to go away so that the Helper, the Holy Spirit, would come. And now, because I have put my trust in You, this gift and access to the power of the Holy Spirit have been given to me.
12 Lord, I find it difficult to fully grasp and understand it all, but I thank You for equipping me and giving me the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is my Counselor, Helper, and Teacher. The Holy Spirit empowers me with supernatural strength and power to do things that I could not do on my own.
13 I am so thankful that I am never alone. Jesus, You walk with me, my Heavenly Father is always with me, and I am empowered by the Holy Spirit. Thank You, Lord, for providing for me in so many ways.
14 I am sorry for the times that I have grieved the Holy Spirit in my life and instead have tried to live out of my own strength and power. Please forgive me. Help me to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and to obey Your promptings in my life. I am so thankful that I do not have to live this life on my own. Thank You for providing what I need today. Amen.
Prayers Of Gratitude #5: Peace
15 Lord, today I want to thank You for Your peace that passes all understanding. In a world full of stress, anxiety, and chaos, I am so thankful for Your peace in my life.
16 Lord, it is so easy for me to give in to feelings of anxiety throughout my day, and I ask for Your forgiveness. Empower me to be changed by the renewing of my mind with Your peace and complete trust in You. Just as a young child does not hesitate but jumps without fear into their father’s arms, empower me to trust You fully and to fall into Your capable arms.
17 Instead of worrying about my circumstances, help me to develop the habit of bringing my concerns to You through prayer. Then, Your peace that passes all understanding will guard and protect my mind and heart.
18 Lord, I would never consider holding on to a grenade where the pin has been pulled and is ready to blow up. Instead, I would throw it as far away from me as possible. In the same way, help me to throw my stress and anxiety onto You. You can handle it…I cannot.
19 When I hold on to my stress, it has the power to destroy me. Right now, I visualize myself casting my burdens onto You. I ask You to instead fill me with Your peace through Your Holy Spirit. Thank You for Your peace that calms my soul. I love You, Lord! Amen.
Prayer Of Gratitude #6: Guidance and Direction
20 Lord, today I want to thank You for the guidance and direction You give me every day through the Holy Spirit. Sometimes I wander off Your path and start doing what I think is best without consulting You. Please forgive me for making decisions apart from You. Empower me to change and put You at the center of everything I do.
21 Lord, You have promised to never leave me nor forsake me. You are with me every step of the way, every single day. When I am at a crossroads and do not know what to do, remind me to come to You first, even before my family and friends. Your guidance and direction are what I want more than anything else.
22 Lord, I am so thankful that You instruct me and teach me in the way I should go. I have experienced the promptings of the Holy Spirit that guide me, and I know that You have my best interests in mind, even when the path gets difficult. You also guide me through Your Word, the Bible. It is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.
23 When I get stuck and don’t know what to do, all I need to do is simply pray and ask You. You have promised to give me wisdom when I ask You for it. Thank You, Lord, for the way You lovingly lead and guide me each day. Open my ears so that I can hear Your still, small voice. Amen
Prayer Of Gratitude #7: Nature
24 Lord, today I thank You for the beauty of Your creation, nature. Your beauty surrounds me every day, and I am reminded of You. Thank You for these simple gifts to enjoy each day.
And the list could go on and on. The beauty of Your creation amazes me and reminds me of Your creativity.
25 Thank You for allowing me to enjoy Your creation each day, no matter where I am. Whether I am walking along the beach, on a trail in a forest, or along the sidewalk of a busy city – Your fingerprints are all around me. I love the smells of nature as well: the fragrance after the rain, the sweetness of fresh flowers, or the scent of pine trees. May I never take Your creation for granted and thank You for the beauty You surround me with each day.
Prayer Of Gratitude #8: Hope
26 Lord, today I thank You for the hope I have in You. This life is not all there is, and for that, I am so thankful. Many people live for this life only; however, I know that there is so much more. Thank You that the best is yet to come in heaven. Even though the hard day’s hit and dark times come on this side of heaven, I know that I can still hope.
The enemy wants me to feel as if I am trapped inside a dark room without any doors to escape. However, You remind me that I am not trapped in a room but simply walking through a tunnel. This, too, shall pass. Thank You for walking with me through the dark days and giving me hope even when I can’t see the end.
Thank You for the hope of heaven. I look forward to seeing You face to face and being in a place where there will no longer be tears or pain. What a day it will be. Your hope sustains me, Lord. Thank You for strengthening me with Your hope today. I love You. Amen.
Prayer Of Gratitude #9: Strength
27 Lord, today I thank You for the strength You give me. I feel weak and fragile today – and yet I know that when I am weak, You are strong. Infuse me with Your strength today.
28 Just as my cell phone needs to be recharged regularly, I need to be recharged as well. My recharging comes from spending time with You, and I thank You that it can even be as simple as saying two words – “Jesus, help.” You long to give me strength and to recharge me physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Remind me often throughout my day of Your presence with me.
29 Lord, apart from You, I can do nothing. And I feel it. When I try to do things with my own strength, I get tired and overwhelmed very easily. But, when I depend on Your strength, I can run and not grow weary. Thank You for giving me the strength I need to face whatever comes my way today. I love You. Amen.
Prayer Of Gratitude #10: Protection
30 Lord, today I want to thank You for Your protection over my life. I thank You that when I put my trust in You, You will be my shield and my refuge. You are my hiding place and protect me from trouble.
31 There is evil all around me, and I can feel the spiritual battle every day. And yet, You are my protector, and You shield me from the enemy. This does not mean that I will never experience trouble in this life, but it does mean that You will be with me and that in the end, You will overcome. You are a strong tower, and when I run to You, Jesus, I am safe.
32 I claim Your promise today that says “no weapon formed against me shall prosper.” I command any evil spirits to leave me in Jesus name and thank You for the blood of Jesus that covers me and protects me from the evil one. Thank You for Your protection over me physically, emotionally, and spiritually today. Amen.
Prayer Of Gratitude #11: Healing
33 Lord, today I want to thank You for Your healing power in my life. I have experienced Your healing in many ways: spiritually, emotionally, and physically. You have come to heal the brokenhearted, and I thank You for the emotional healing You have brought into my life. There are days that are still difficult, but I know that You are walking with me and that I am not alone. It takes time and patience as You heal me stitch by stitch, but it is worth it.
34 Thank You for Your healing power that is available to my physical body as well. Jesus, when You walked this earth, one of the ways You demonstrated Your power was to bring physical healing to many…, and You continue to do so today. I realize that Your healing may look different than I expect, and I will choose to trust You even when I don’t understand all the “why’s.” I praise You that I am fearfully and wonderfully made and that You place Your healing hand upon my life each and every day. I love You. Amen.
Prayer Of Gratitude #12: The Body of Christ
35 Lord, today I want to thank You for the body of Christ other believers You have placed in my life. Just as my physical body is designed to work together with all of its parts functioning properly, Your Church, the body of Christ, is intended to work together as well.
36 Thank You for the people You strategically place in my life to encourage me when I need it the most. This encouragement may come in the form of encouraging words, a prayer, or even a simple smile. Many times I can feel Your love through other believers.
37 I realize that apart from Jesus, no human being is perfect on this side of heaven. Therefore, there will be issues that sometimes arise within the Church. I ask Your forgiveness for the times that I have given into a spirit of gossip, judgment, or division. Please forgive me. You long for there to be a spirit of unity and love amongst the body of Christ.
I pray that Your love would flow through me to other believers within the Church and that You would show me how to be an encouragement and support to them. Use me as Your light wherever I go. Amen