Prayers of Gratitude: 17 Inspirational Powerful

By David •  Updated: 05/24/22 •  11 min read

Biblically speaking, gratitude to God is being thankful for what we have or have received from God. Gratitude or being grateful or thankful is a powerful means of drawing near to the Lord.

The Bible talks a lot about expressing gratitude to God; this shows that the need to make it a  lifestyle can’t be overemphasized. When we thank God for His blessings in our lives, we move Him to bless us even more.

Perhaps you don’t know how to pray prayers of gratitude, or you simply have no idea of how to start; I have complied some awesome prayers of gratitude for you in this article.

Use them to express your heart’s content of thanks to God for His wondrous deeds in different aspects of your life.

Here are 17 powerful Prayers of Gratitude

  1. Prayer for Gratitude and Love.

Psalm 136:1 (NIV) – Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the extravagant grace and love you shower on my family and me daily.

You have also been faithful in keeping every one of your promises to us despite our occasional shortcomings.

We are grateful to you for your love, kindness, and many benefits you load us daily.

Above all, dear Lord, please help us love you with all our might and allow us to maintain a heart of gratitude at all times.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer of Gratitude for Family.

Colossians 3:15  (NIV) – Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body, you were called to peace. And be thankful.

Gracious God, you have been there for us as a family for as long as I can remember.

Despite our failings, your mighty hand has been upon every aspect of our lives. Thank you also for the provision, protection, good health, and sound mind that we enjoy daily.

In appreciation, may our hearts flow ceaselessly with gratitude to you for your abiding grace in our lives.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer of Gratitude to God.

Psalm 100:4-5  (NIV) – 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.

Holy God, when I look back to where you picked me from and how far you have led me, I can’t help but be overwhelmed with feelings of gratitude to you.

Thank you most mostly, especially for your love, grace, life, blessings, your all-around goodness upon my life, and for even all those blessings I didn’t take note of.

Dear Lord, help me always maintain a heart of thanksgiving and worship to you for all the wondrous things you do for me daily.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer of Gratitude for Donors.

2 Corinthians 4:15 (NIV) – All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for all the kindhearted people you have used at one time or the other to donate one thing or the other to the betterment of someone in need, especially to give someone another chance at life.

Bless them super-abundantly for their benevolence and compassionate gestures. Thank you also for moving them with compassion and giving them the grace to follow through with the nudging of the Holy Spirit.

Father, you are a rewarder of every good deed; hence, I specifically ask that you repay them in even greater measures.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer of Gratitude to a Friend.

2 Corinthians 9:15 (NIV) – Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

Sovereign Lord, thank you for blessing me with _____, who has been more than a friend to me.

He is indeed a friend that I’m so grateful you brought my way; I call his presence in my life an invaluable gift because his friendship is priceless.

Dear God, help us always stay loyal to each other even till the end of our lives here on earth.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer of Gratitude for Friendship.

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

Great God, I wake up daily all similes and am always ready to face the day because you have surrounded me with amazing people whose friendship I cherish because they are pure.

Lastly, thank you, precious Jesus, because life would have been less enjoyable without their presence in my life. Therefore, I ask that you please keep them with me always.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer of Gratitude for Others.

Colossians 1:12 (NIV) – And giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.

Almighty and Everlasting God, I appreciate your goodness in the lives of all those around me.

I see your amazing kindness, especially in the lives of those in the community of believers around me, my neighbors, and everyone in my immediate environment.

You are a gracious God who allows the sunshine upon both the good and the wicked.

Teach those who are oblivious of your goodness to have a grateful heart towards you.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer of Gratitude for Work.

Psalm 118:29 (NIV) – Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Our Father in Heaven, daily, I can’t stop being grateful to you for helping me find my divinely ordained career path. Thank you for blessing me with the perfect job – one that I love very passionately.

I’m also most grateful to you, dear Holy Spirit, for the grace you have blessed me with to dispense my daily responsibilities in this job most effectively. Without your help, I wouldn’t have come this far in this job or accomplished anything.

Therefore, I will always be grateful to you for your love, kindness, and provision in my life.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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  1. Prayer of Gratitude for Healing.

Psalm 103:1-3 (NIV) – Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.

2: Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— 3: who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.

Omnipotent God, first, I praise you for forgiving me of all my sins and allowing me to experience miraculous healing several times.

Thank you also for healing not only my body but my spirit too. I bask in the soundness of health and mind all because of you, dear Lord, and for this, I adore you.

Please help me to take adequate care of my body which is your temple, so that I will continue to serve you in health.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer of Gratitude and Thanksgiving.

Colossians 2:7 (NIV) – Rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

Loving God, I appreciate the privilege you extended to me through salvation; now, I have a part in Christ’s inheritance.

I can’t stop being thankful, especially when I remember how I was so lost in sin before your grace found me and rescued me from the power of sin, death, and hell.

Thank you, dear Jesus, for the glorious hope I have in you because of the stake I have in Christ.

Lastly, may I never miss being a part of the final gathering of the saints when this age will be brought to an end.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer of Gratitude and Protection.

1 Corinthians 15:57 (NIV) – But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Holy God, thank you for always giving your angels charge over me to protect me and everyone connected to me daily.

Despite the enemy’s wiles and the raging of the kingdom of darkness, your mighty wing has always covered me from them all. Thank you for this wonderful divine protection that I enjoy daily.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Gratitude and Abundance.

 Psalm 92:1-2 (NIV) – It is good to give thanks to the Lord and to sing praises to your name to declare Your loving-kindness in the morning and Your faithfulness every night.

Mighty God, thank you for coming so that we will have life and have it to the fullest.

I have experienced abundance and divine provision in different aspects of my life, and I can’t help but express my heartfelt gratitude.

Abba Father, I thank you for how good you are to me, especially for the abundant life that I’m living out in Christ. May you be praised for these blessings now and always.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer of Gratitude to God for Blessings.

Psalm 7:17 (NIV) – I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High.

Heavenly Father, you are so good, and your steadfast love endures forever. I give you thanks also because you are deserving of it.

Thank you for redeeming me from troubles and blessing me with those things that money can’t buy – life, health, a sound mind, and many more dumbfounding blessings.

Most importantly, I thank you for the incredible blessing of all – your love in my life.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer of Gratitude to Give Thanks to God.

Hebrews 13:15 Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.

Glorious God, I shout joyfully to you, the Rock of my salvation. I come before your presence with thanksgiving.

Thank you because you are the greatest God among all gods and King above all kings. In your hand are the deep places of the earth; the heights of the hills are yours also.

Because of these and much more, Father God, I will continually offer you a sacrifice of praise; the fruit of my lips will openly profess your name for everything you have done for me also.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer of Gratitude and Blessing.

Psalm 9:1 (NIV) – I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

Righteous God, I will give you the thanks that are due to you with all my heart. I will sing praise to your name, Most High God, and I will tell of all your wonderful deeds to me.

Father Lord, the blessings you have bestowed upon me are more than what I deserve, and for these, I say thank you from a heart filled with gratitude.

Lastly, help me never take your love, goodness, or blessings for granted.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer of Gratitude and Hope.

Colossians 2:6 (NIV) – So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him.

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for your sacrifice on the cross and redeeming us from destruction. We have glorious hope because of this sacrifice.

Thank you for drawing me to yourself even when I was lost and without hope. Your mercy found me and gave me an abundant life. Please assist me in living out this great life that your sacrifice has brought me into.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer of Gratitude and Success.

 Colossians 4:2 (NIV) – Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.

Almighty God, I owe all my accomplishments to you alone. There’s nothing I have achieved that didn’t come from you.

You gave me all I have today; that’s why I have come to say thank you with gratitude overflowing from my heart.

I praise you and will always praise you for my success story and those that are yet to come.

Lord, assist me in maintaining an attitude of gratitude every day of my life.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Conclusion

As you pray the prayers for gratitude in this article, God will do even more for you because He loves the praises of His people. The reason He will do more is so you can praise Him more.

David

Is an Ordained Minister and Life Coach. He is an ordained minister since 1988. Shortly after receiving Jesus as his personal savior, he answered the call to ministry.