A Thanksgiving prayer isn’t just for Thanksgiving Day, and it’s not just for times of thanks. A prayer of thanks is for any time, any day, any reason and at any hour or moment of the day.
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. -1 Thessalonians 5:18
Dear Heavenly Father,
You give us so much!
Sometimes the things you give us are wonderful. We thank you for those things!
Sometimes the things you give us don’t look so good to us. It is a struggle to say this, dear Lord, but thank you for those things too because we know deep down that you give us all things for GOOD. These seemingly not-so-good times and events of our lives are not bad things in your eyes. You are working something wonderful during those times, and you are with us in it all.
May I rest in your goodness and perfect Will.
Sometimes the things we have in our lives hurt.
How can I thank you for those things?
I can thank you because I know you love me. That’s the ONLY way I could thank you sometimes! I thank you because I know you love me and you are with me on this journey.
You never wanted the hurting things to happen. You gave us a world where those things would NOT happen. Then evilness entered the world, and we have to wait to be in that perfect world once again.
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I will thank you for being right there with me through those things that hurt.
Dear Lord, I do ask that you make Your love known to me in my broken world here… Make that love you have for me, for me PERSONALLY, known to me, FELT by me, that I see you in so many different things right now.
If I have to have the pain, or the hurt, or the sadness, and I know those things will be, I know I want YOU more than ever. Be near me. (I know you will.)… And let me FEEL you near me. I need that.
Because of Your love, I can thank you even in the hurting times. I am thankful I have YOU.
Thank you that you I have YOU. Thank you for being my Lord and God. Thank you for being my everything. Thank you for BEING everything.
Yes, I will declare it right here, right now. You… Lord… are my EVERYTHING. For without You, I would have nothing anyway.
Lord, I am so thankful I have you because good things come and go, and bad times want to overcome, but you…. YOU will always be there, and your love will overcome all.
When I have You, and when I know You are ALL I have, I have blessings beyond imaginable.
Praise God! I am blessed.
Thank you, Heavenly Father.
Thank you for all the wonderful things you give.
Thank you for working something wonderful during those times that don’t seem so great. And thank you for being so wonderful when it hurts.
We give thanks. We really can give thanks!
May our Thanksgiving Day prayers this year honor all you are and all you do in our lives, and may we remember your goodness and grace every future day of our lives.
Through Jesus Christ we come to you, both now and forever more,