50 Best Thanksgiving Prayers To Thank God Everything

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This Thanksgiving Day 2022 we’ve gathered the best Thanksgiving Prayers for family, friends and kids to show gratitude, also include prayers for dinner, family prayer to thank God for blessing, and bible quotes-verses for Thanksgiving Prayers.

Thanksgiving is the one day of the year when you may enjoy all the things you love most, including food, fun, family, and friends.

You know what, Thanksgiving is not complete without these Thanksgiving prayers, Thanksgiving ideas, Thanksgiving movies, Thanksgiving wishes too.

Here you will find, thanksgiving prayer for families, short thanksgiving prayer, Bible Verses About Gratitude, Christian Thanksgiving Quotes, Thanksgiving Quotes for Catholics, Bible Verses About Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Quotes, Thanksgiving Poems, Psalms of Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving payers for  Catholics, Thanksgiving Dinner Prayers, Thanksgiving Prayers for Gratitude, Thanksgiving Bible Verses.

You might also want to check out our other lists of quotes, sayings and captions for Thanksgiving: Funny Thanksgiving Quotes, Short Thanksgiving Quotes, Thanksgiving Quotes for Family, Thanksgiving Sayings, Thanksgiving Wishes, and Thanksgiving Captions.

And if you’re officially done with Thanksgiving and are ready to move on to the next holiday, head over to our Christmas Instagram caption list.

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thanksgiving prayer for family

Thanksgiving Prayers and Blessings to Offer Gratitude for Family and Friends.

WITH A THANKFUL HEART-THANKSGIVING PRAYER POEM

O Lord, with humble hearts we pray
thy blessing this Thanksgiving Day
and ask that at table place,
where grateful folk say words of grace,
that Thou will come to share the yield
thy bounty gave to farm and field.
We pray thy love will bless, O Lord,
each hearth, each home, each festive board;
and that Thy peace will come to stay where
candles glow, Thanksgiving Day.
—Brian F. King  (A Thanksgiving Prayer)

FAMILY THANKSGIVING PRAYER

Our Father in Heaven, we give thanks for the
pleasure of gathering together for this occasion.
We give thanks for this food prepared by loving hands.
We give thanks for life, the freedom to enjoy it all and all other blessings.
As we partake of this food, we pray for health and strength
to carry on and try to live as You would have us.
This we ask in the name of Christ, our Heavenly Father.—Harry Jewell

WORDS OF GRATITUDE

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.—Matthew 6:9-13

Thanksgiving Dinner Prayer

SIMPLE THANKSGIVING PRAYER

Heavenly Father, on Thanksgiving Day, we bow our hearts to You and pray.
We give You thanks for all You’ve done, especially for the gift of Jesus, Your Son.
For beauty in nature, Your glory we see, for joy and health, friends, and family.
For daily provision, Your mercy and care, these are the blessings You graciously share.So today we offer this response of praise with a promise to follow You all of our days.— Mary Fairchild

Blessings for Everyone

GENERAL THANKSGIVING PRAYER

Father, we thank you for your abundant mercy and grace toward us.
We honor you this day as we gather together in a family full of gratitude.
We thank you for this meal and the hands that prepared it.
We thank you for your bountiful provisions.
We ask that you equip and encourage us to serve others who are in need.
May we be good stewards of your creation and of all our talents and blessings.
We proclaim glory and honor to you.
In the name of Jesus we pray.
Amen.— Madge P. Williams

THANKSGIVING PRAYER FOR KIDS TO READ ALOUD

PRAYER FOR GRATITUDE

“Be present at our table, Lord. Be here and everywhere adored. Thy creatures bless and grant that we may feast in paradise with Thee.”– John Cennick

GIVING THANKS FOR BLESSINGS PAST AND PRESENT

God, I thank you for the family and friends you surround me with. Thank you for another day to wake up and celebrate life. Thank you for strength to play and food to nourish. Most importantly, thank you for your love for me. Amen. 

Prayers for thanks for Food & family

PRAYER OF THANKS FOR FOOD AND FAMILY

“Our Father in Heaven, we give thanks for the pleasure of gathering together for this occasion. We give thanks for this food prepared by loving hands. We give thanks for life, the freedom to enjoy it all, and all other blessings. As we partake of this food, we pray for health and strength to carry on and try to live as You would have us. This we ask in the name of Christ, Our Heavenly Father.”– Harry Jewell

Family thanksgiving payers

PRAYER GIVING THANKS FOR NATURE

“O Gracious God, we give you thanks for your overflowing generosity to us. Thank you for the blessings of the food we eat and especially for this feast today. Thank you for our home and family and friends, especially for the presence of those gathered here. Thank you for our health, our work, and our play. Please send help to those who are hungry, alone, sick and suffering war and violence. Open our hearts to your love. We ask your blessing through Christ your son. Amen.”– Mary Cronk Farrell

Shorts thanksgiving prayer

SHORT THANKSGIVING PRAYER BEFORE THE MEAL.

THANKSGIVING PRAYER FOR KIDS TO READ ALOUD

“We thank you for the turkey, the gravy, and the dressing. Dear Lord, this table overflows with Thy abundant blessing. Let us always be aware that all gifts come from You, and may we serve Your heavenly will in everything we do. Amen.”– Joanna Fuchs

SHORT THANKSGIVING PRAYER BEFORE THE MEAL

God, we thank you for the blessing and joy of family. Thank you for those who are gathered with us today and those who are far away. May we all see the many ways you provide for us, comfort us and protect us. Bless this food to make us healthy and strong. Amen.

thanksgiving prayer of Gratitude

Thanksgiving Prayers and Blessings to Read at Your Dinner Table.

PRAYER OF PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING

“O God, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry. When I have work, help me to remember the jobless. When I have a home, help me to remember those who have no home at all. When I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer. And remembering, help me to destroy my complacency, bestir my compassion, and be concerned enough to help, by word and deed, those who cry out for what we take for granted. Amen.”– Samuel F. Pugh

General thanksgiving prayer

CATHOLIC THANKSGIVING PRAYER

For each new morning with its light, for rest and shelter of the night, for health and food, for love and friends, for everything Thy goodness sends.– Ralph Waldo Emerson

A Simple Prayer of Gratitude

THANKSGIVING PRAYER FROM THE BIBLE

“For food in a world where many walk in hunger; For faith in a world where many walk in fear; For friends in a world where many walk alone; We give you thanks, O Lord.”– Author Unknown

Thank You God Prayer

THANKSGIVING PRAYER FOR PEACE AND PROSPERITY

Holy Spirit, thank You for being my teacher, for instructing and leading me through this classroom called life. Thank You, God, for Your enduring love and perfect peace. I remember the marvelous works You have done in my life and in the world. I give You praise for Your faithfulness. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

NONDENOMINATIONAL THANKSGIVING BLESSING

God, sometimes life gets me down and I find it hard to see things to be thankful for. Open my eyes to see the gifts you’ve given me in my life. I’m going to start by thanking you for loving me enough to come to earth and die so we can live together forever. Amen. – Wendy van Eyck, Contributor

BIBLICAL PRAYER FOR THANKSGIVING

Dear Lord, today I want to say thank You for my life. Thank You for the chance to feel sunshine, to taste fruit, to swim in water and to watch lightening. Thank You for my home and family, my church and friends. Thank You for the chance to know and serve You, now and eternally. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Prayers of praise and thanksgiving

TRADITIONAL CHRISTIAN BLESSING FOR THANKSGIVING

Oh, God, when I have food
help me to remember the hungry;
when I have work, help me
to remember the jobless;
when I have a warm home,
help me to remember the homeless;
when I am without pain,help me to remember those who suffer;
and remembering, help me
to destroy my complacency
and bestir my compassion.
Make me concerned enough
to help, by word and deed,
those who cry out
for what we take for granted.—Samuel F. Pugh

A THANKSGIVING DAY PRAYER

Lord we praise You and all that You are.  You are the Lord of lords and the King of kings, the one and only True God, our Savior, Provider, Counselor and Friend.  You are our all in all and we love You and Praise Your Mighty Name. In Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.

Thanksgiving Prayers Poem

“Lord, so often times, as any other day, when we sit down to our meal and pray, we hurry along and make fast the blessing, thanks, amen, now please pass the dressing. We’re slaves to the olfactory overload, we must rush our prayer before the food gets cold.

But Lord, I’d like to take a few minutes more, to really give thanks to what I’m thankful for. For my family, my health, a nice soft bed.

My friends, my freedom, a roof over my head. I’m thankful right now to be surrounded by those whose lives touch me more than they’ll ever possibly know. Thankful Lord, that You’ve blessed me beyond measure.

Thankful that in my heart lives life’s greatest treasure. That You, dear Jesus, reside in that place and I’m ever so grateful for Your unending grace. So please, heavenly Father, bless this food You’ve provided, and bless each and every person invited. Amen!”– Scott Wesemann

Prayers of thanksgiving to god almighty

PRAYER FOR THANKSGIVING MORNING

Heavenly Father, on Thanksgiving Day, we bow our hearts to You and pray. We give You thanks for all You’ve done, especially for the gift of Jesus, Your Son. For beauty in nature, Your glory we see, for joy and health, friends, and family. For daily provision, Your mercy and care, these are the blessings You graciously share. So today we offer this response of praise with a promise to follow You all of our days.– Mary Fairchild

Thanksgiving prayer for healing/ Blessing

GIVING THANKS FOR BLESSINGS PAST AND PRESENT.

O God, we thank you for this earth, our home;
for the wide sky and the blessed sun, for the
salt sea and the running water, for the
everlasting hills and the never-resting winds,
for trees and the common grass underfoot.

We thank you for our senses by which we hear
the songs of birds, and see the splendor
of the summer fields, and taste of the autumn fruits,
and rejoice in the feel of the snow, and smell the
breath of the spring.

Grant us a heart wide open to all this beauty;
and save our souls from being so blind
that we pass unseeing
when even the common thornbush is aflame
with your glory,
O God our creator, Who lives and reigns
forever and ever.—Walter Rauschenbusch

“Thank You, God, for the food we are about to eat, for those who are here to share these blessings, for the generosity of our hosts that make this possible. Bless those who are here and those who are in our hearts, and all those who are not as fortunate on this day. Amen.”– Patricia Gore

Lord, Jesus, I praise You and love You. Thank you for the countless ways that You have blessed me. Amen.

bible quotes thanksgiving prayer

Thanksgiving Prayers from Scripture.

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

Always give thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:20

But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. Matthew 13:16

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

“This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24

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

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

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21

“But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.” 2 Corinthians 2:14

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Psalm 95 – “Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods…”

Thanksgiving prayer in bible

THANKSGIVING PRAYER FROM THE BIBLE.

“Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.”

– Psalm 100

Psalm 100 – “Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”


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


Psalm 103: 1-5 – “Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”


Psalm 136:1-5 – “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever. to him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever. who by his understanding made the heavens, His love endures forever. who spread out the earth upon the waters, His love endures forever. “

Thanksgiving quotes to God

Thanksgiving Quotes to Experience Gratitude.

Scripture is filled with reminders of how much we have to be thankful for. Here are just a few of our favorite Bible verses on giving thanks. 

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

“The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.” – Psalm 118:24

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.” Psalm 136:1

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17

“Those who sacrifice thank offerings honor me, and to the blameless I will show my salvationPsalm 50:23

“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever, his faithfulness continues through all generations.” – Psalm 100

Best Thanksgiving Bible Verses

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

“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.” (Psalm 7:17)

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

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

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

Final thoughts on famous Thanksgiving prayers for gratitude.

I hope you found the perfect Thanksgiving prayers for gratitude for your next post or great Thanksgiving pic.

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