50+ Best Thanksgiving Prayer For Family To Show Gratitude

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This Thanksgiving Day 2022 we’ve gathered the best Thanksgiving Prayers for family 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.

list of thanksgiving prayer for family and friends

Thanksgiving prayer books:

  1. A Very Thankful Prayer: A Fall Poem of Blessings and Gratitude 
  2. A Pumpkin Prayer
  3. 21 Prayers of Thanksgiving: Transform Your Prayer Life by Giving Thanks 
  4. My Catholic Prayer Journal:

Table of Contents

thanksgiving prayer for family

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

PRAYER FOR THANKSGIVING MORNING

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.{A Short Thanksgiving Prayer Before the Meal}

A THANKSGIVING DAY PRAYER FOR FAMILY

Lord, help us to be thankful for one another. Help my children to be thankful for each other, for our family to be grateful for each member and to pray one another continually. Our gratitude for one another will bind us together as a family, and our prayers for each other will further unify us in gratitude and love. – Marie Osborne {Prayer for Family Thankfulness and Gratitude}

TRADITIONAL CHRISTIAN BLESSING FOR THANKSGIVING

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)

A Thanksgiving Prayer for Children to Say

BIBLICAL PRAYER FOR THANKSGIVING FAMILY

Dear God, thank you for the sun and the warmth and life it gives. Thank you for the creation and the beauty it brings. Thank you for my family and friends and the fun and joy they share. Thank you for the food that gives me strength. But most of all, thank you for your love and protection over me. Amen.

FAMILY JEWISH PRAYER FOR THANKSGIVING

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the living hope I have today through your Son, Jesus Christ. There is nothing more wonderful. Help my kids to know the magnitude of that hope, as I show it through my words and actions. When we are tempted to be cynical, restore our joy and renew our attitudes. You are bigger than any problem in this world. I declare today that my family will focus on Your goodness. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. – Kristine Brown

THANKSGIVING PRAYER FOR KIDS TO READ ALOUD

NONDENOMINATIONAL THANKSGIVING BLESSING FOR FAMILY

“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

THANKSGIVING PRAYER FOR PEACE AND PROSPERITY FOR FAMILY

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. 

We Thank Thee

For flowers that bloom about our feet,
Father, we thank Thee.
For tender grass so fresh, so sweet,
Father, we thank Thee.
For the song of bird and hum of bee,
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee.

For blue of stream and blue of sky,
Father, we thank Thee.
For pleasant shade of branches high,
Father, we thank Thee.
For fragrant air and cooling breeze,
For beauty of the blooming trees,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee.

For this new morning with its light,
Father, we thank Thee.
For rest and shelter of the night,
Father, we thank Thee
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee.
– Ralph Waldo Emmerson

PRAYER OF THANKS FOR FOOD AND FAMILY

THANKSGIVING PRAYER FROM THE BIBLE

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

CATHOLIC THANKSGIVING PRAYER FOR FAMILY

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

PRAYER OF PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING

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

PRAYER OF THANKS FOR FOOD AND FAMILY

SHORT THANKSGIVING PRAYER BEFORE THE MEAL

“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

THANKSGIVING PRAYER FOR KIDS TO READ ALOUD

Beautiful Thanksgiving Prayers for Family Blessings

PRAYER GIVING THANKS FOR NATURE

I give you thanks for family—those relatives by blood, adoption, and friends that find me when I am alone. You’ve gifted and given talents to each member circling me. You know the plans you have for them and me, and they are good. You thought of us before time began, making preparation for our final communion. And it is good. Praise you, Lord.

PRAYER OF THANKS FOR FOOD AND FAMILY

I give you thanks for fathers and mothers. Bless mine and those around the world today. For any who are struggling, may they be strong in you and in your mighty power. May they trust in you and lean not on their own understanding, acknowledging you in all their ways. Thank you that you promise to make straight paths. And for the mothers and fathers who don’t know your salvation, Lord, I pray they hear your voice and accept your saving grace through Jesus today or sometime soon.

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

FAMILY THANKSGIVING PRAYER

GIVING THANKS FOR BLESSINGS PAST AND PRESENT

“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

PRAYER FOR GRATITUDE FOR FAMILY

“We thank you, Lord, for food and friends, and for all of the joy this holiday lends. It’s Thanksgiving Day and we can see the blessings you’ve provided our family. Thanks to you, Lord, for another good year; When you watch over us, there’s nothing to fear.”– Karl Fuchs

GENERAL THANKSGIVING PRAYER FOR FAMILY

“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

PRAYER OF PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING

SIMPLE THANKSGIVING PRAYER FOR FAMILY

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 POEM for family

WORDS OF GRATITUDE FOR FAMILY

“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

JEWISH PRAYER FOR THANKSGIVING for family

FAMILY THANKSGIVING PRAYER

“For the laughter of the children, for my own life breath, for the abundance of food on this table, for the ones who prepared this sumptuous feast, for the roof over our heads, the clothes on our backs, for our health, and our wealth of blessings, for this opportunity to celebrate with family and friends, for the freedom to pray these words without fear, in any language, in any faith, in this great country, whose landscape is as vast and beautiful as her inhabitants. Thank you, God, for giving us all these. Amen.”– Rabbi Naomi Levy

CATHOLIC THANKSGIVING PRAYER for family

WITH A THANKFUL HEART FOR FAMILY

“Thank you, Father, for having created us and given us to each other in the human family. Thank you for being with us in all our joys and sorrows, for your comfort in our sadness, your companionship in our loneliness. Thank you for yesterday, today, tomorrow, and for the whole of our lives. Thank you for friends, for health, and for grace. May we live this and every day conscious of all that has been given to us.”– From The Catholic Prayer Book,

WORDS OF GRATITUDE for family

THANKSGIVING PRAYER POEM

“Let us therefore proclaim our gratitude to Providence for manifold blessings — let us be humbly thankful for inherited ideals — and let us resolve to share those blessings and those ideals with our fellow human beings throughout the world. On that (this) day let us gather in sanctuaries dedicated to worship and in homes blessed by family affection to express our gratitude for the glorious gifts of God; and let us earnestly and humbly pray that He will continue to guide and sustain us in the great unfinished tasks of achieving peace, justice, and understanding among all men and nations and of ending misery and suffering wherever they exist.”– President John F. Kennedy

Thanksgiving Scriptures to Share With Your Family

THANKING GOD FOR OUR MANY BLESSINGS

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 – A Psalm for giving grateful praise

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

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

thanksgiving prayers for family gatherings

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

simple prayer for thanksgiving day

Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind! – Psalm 31:19

prayer for thanksgiving and protection

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! – 1 Chronicles 16:34

Final thoughts on famous Thanksgiving prayers for Family.

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

And for when Christmas rolls around we have a list of Funny Christmas Quotes, Funny Christmas Captions, Perfect Christmas Captions, Short Christmas Quotes, Christmas Tree Quotes, Cute Christmas Quotes, Cute Christmas Captions, and Christmas Tree Captions that will get you in the holiday spirit.

Since December is almost here its time to check out our December Quotes and Sayings to welcome this most festive of months.

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