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Prayers of Gratitude

It is good to say thank you to God, to sing praises to the God who is above all gods. Every morning tell God, "Thank you for your kindness." And every evening rejoice in God's faithfulness. Sing God's praises, accompanied by music from the harp and lute and lyre. You have done so much for me O Lord. No wonder I am glad! I sing for joy. Psalm 92:1-4

Hold me in your embrace, Lord; make me transparent in your light.
Grant me awareness; keep my gratitude fresh each day.
Let my song give blessing and insight to those who can’t see for themselves.
And let your compassion always shine forth from the depths of my heart. by Stephen Mitchell A Book of Psalms Psalms 40

We remember now to thank our Creator for all that we are and all that we have. May our sharing with one another embody the generosity made possible for us by the Giver of the original gift. by Philip Foubert, June Cotner’s Book of Graces

Abundant God, We give you thanks for your continual provision for us and all creation.
Stir up your Spirit in us, that we might recognize these gifts, be thankful for them and share your abundance. In Jesus' name, Amen. by Rev. Erik Gronberg God Pause (Daily Email)

Thou hast given so much to me. Give me one thing more—a grateful heart. by George Herbert (1593-1633) English poet and pastor

A Week of Gratitude Prayers



Thank God for the gift of all people at Trinity. Pray specifically for three people for whom you give thanks.


Give thanks for the gift of sight to see the beauty of autumn in the St. Croix Valley, the beauty of the skies at night, the beauty in the faces of people we love.


Give thanks for the gift of hearing to listen to the sounds of nature, the sounds of work, the glory of music and the tone of familiar voices.


Give thanks for the smells of a fall campfire, cookies baking, a familiar fragrance, an infant child you have held.


Give thanks for the taste of an abundance of food such as tart lemonade, sweet apple pie, or a hamburger on the grill. Pray for the people who sit around your table.


Give thanks for the feel of a warm jacket on a cold day, a soft pillow at night, the touch of the hand of someone for whom you care.


Give thanks to God for all that we are and all that we have, and for God’s loving gift, Jesus Christ.