The Bible has prayers that we know and that we pray, so here are some of them and more for giving thanks during this holiday season.


In Everything give thanks!



Matthew 6:9-13

Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.

Your kingdom come.

Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts,

As we forgive our debtors.

And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.


1 Chronicles 4:10

Oh, that You would bless me indeed,

and enlarge my territory,

that Your hand would be with me,

and that YOU would keep me from evil,

that I may not cause pain!”



2 Kings 20:3

“Remember now, O Lord,

I beseech you,

how I have walked before you in truth

and with a whole heart

and have done what is good in Your sight.”



Ephesians 5:20

“Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Colossians 3:17

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”



The Hebrew Prayer Book

Though our mouths were full of song as the sea,
and our tongues of exultation as the multitude of its waves,
and our lips of praise as the wide-extended firmament;
though our eyes shone with light like the sun and the moon,
and our hands were spread forth like the eagles of heaven,
and our feet were swift as hinds,
we should still be unable to thank thee and bless thy name,
O Lord our God and God of our fathers,
for one thousandth or one ten thousandth part of the bounties which thou has bestowed upon our fathers and upon us.

Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the lands!
Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into God’s presence with singing!
Know that the Lord is God! It is he that made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him, bless his name!
For the Lord is good;
his steadfast love endures for ever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.




Ralph Waldo Emerson

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

I Give Thanks

Unknown Author

Great Spirit, Creator of all that we
see, hear, smell, taste, and all that we touch.
Mother Earth, Make Ina, womb of all beings,
Provider of all our needs.

Keeper of the West, home of the Thunder People,
place where Grandfather Sun sleeps at night.

Keeper of the North, home of the great White Giant,
from where fresh breezes blow.

Keeper of the East, land of the rising sun,
home to the big Red Mountain.

Keeper of the South, land that we always face,
from where the growing warmth comes.

I pray to the Stone Peoples, the Green Peoples, the Winged Peoples,
I pray to the Four-legged Peoples, the Swimming Peoples,
the Crawling Peoples, and to the Star Peoples.
I pray to all who give us food, clothing, medicine, dwellings, and designs

To the Ancestors of all the peoples,
I pray for their help in keeping us in balance and
teaching us the ways of the Creator and Mother Earth.

To the Star Peoples, Grandfather Sun, Grandmother Moon
I give thanks for their lighting our way in times of darkness.

To all these peoples, I give thanks for all the gifts and help
I get in my life each and every day.

For all these reasons and for life Itself, I give thanks



A Song Of Thanksgiving