living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayer of gratitude

the word thankful surrounded by symbols of leaves and acorns

Featured on this page are several uplifting prayers and bible verses about appreciation and thanksgiving to God. There is a beautiful prayer of gratitude that dwells on the many different things that we can rejoice about in life, and there is a short prayer of thanks that gives God praise for all the good things he has given us. There is also a children's prayer of thanks, and three encouraging verses from the bible about gratitude. May your heart be inspired now as you give thanks to Him!

A prayer of gratitude
(a prayer of thanks that dwells on the many different areas of life to be thankful for)

Almighty God,

You hold all things together,
From the smallest seed to the largest tree,
From each microscopic species to the fiercest lion,
From the depths of the oceans to the great expanse of the universe.

Thank you for the beauty around us,
Thank you for the complexity of life within us,
Thank you for growth, for renewal, for breath.

You sustain the whole earth, bringing food and nourishment from the soil.
You have showered the land with streams of water.
You have warmed our lives with the heat of the sun
And blessed our dwellings with rain.

Thank you for all this abundant, incredible beauty and intricate life
And more than this, you have paid the price for the sins of man.
You have laid out a path straight into your heart.
You have adopted us as sons through Jesus Christ and invited us to call you Abba Father.
Thank you. I lift your name on high, I sing your praises, I love you.


Short Prayer of Thanks

an inspirational prayer which thanks God for His presence and friendship in our lives:-

Short prayer of gratitude to God

Thank you for the blessings you give to us of comfort, warmth and rest.
Thank you for the beauty of nature, blue skies and smiles.
Lord, thank you for the pleasure of conversation, intimacy and love,
And for the sustenance of food, drink and water.

Help me to notice and value these rich blessings in my life.
May I feel full, whole and ready to give to those who have little.


"Thank you for the complexity of life within us"

Thanksgiving Prayer

a prayer which thanks God for the many varied and beautiful seasons of our lives:-

A thank you prayer for children

(a rhyming prayer suitable for primary school aged children to say)

Thank you God for sun and rain
That makes all things grow.
Thank you for the farmers
That work to reap and sow.
Thank you for the mums and dads
That make us lovely food.
Thank you God for everything
Your world is so wonderful.

bible quote on thanks to God with yellow flowers in background

bible quotes about gratitude

I know what it is to be poor or to have plenty, and I have lived under all kinds of conditions. I know what it means to be full or to be hungry, to have too much or too little. Christ gives me the strength to face anything.

(Philippians 4:12-13, CEV)

"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever"

(1 Chronicles 16:34, NIV)

Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good;
his love is eternal.
Give thanks to the greatest of all gods;
his love is eternal.
Give thanks to the mightiest of all lords;
his love is eternal.

(Psalm 136:1–3, GNT)