Thanksgiving Prayer For the Life of the Deceased

15 Best Prayers for Deceased Mothers

Thanksgiving Prayer For the Life of the Deceased

Suffering through the loss of a loved one is no easy feat, especially for a child that had lost his or her mother. Here is a look at more than a dozen prayers for deceased mothers that can bring you comfort and solace.

Prayer #1

O God, Who has commanded us to honour our father and mother, have compassion in Thy mercy, on the souls of my father and mother; forgive them their sins, and grant that I may see them in the joy of eternal brightness. Through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Prayer #2

O God, Who has commanded us to honour our father and mother, have compassion in Thy mercy, on the souls of my father and mother; forgive them their sins, and grant that I may see them in the joy of eternal brightness. Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Prayer #3

O God, who hast commanded us to honor our father and our mother; in Thy mercy have pity on the soul of my mother, and forgive her her trespasses; and make me to see her again in the joy of everlasting brightness. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer #4

Lord, I know my mother still loves us who are still here on earth. I ask you that you might listen to her fervent prayers for us.

Help me to grow into a new and deeper relationship with my mother now, as I long for the day when we will both meet in your embrace – freed from all that might have hindered our relationship on earth, knowing and understanding everything we did not know or understand on this earth.
Amen.

Prayer #5

God our Father, Your power brings us to birth, Your providence guides our lives,

and by Your command we return to dust.

Lord, those who die still live in Your presence, their lives change but do not end. I pray in hope for my family, relatives and friends,

and for all the dead known to You alone.

In company with Christ, Who died and now lives, may they rejoice in Your kingdom, where all our tears are wiped away. Unite us together again in one family, to sing Your praise forever and ever.

Amen.

Prayer #6

God our Father, Your power brings us to birth, Your providence guides our lives,

and by Your command we return to dust.

Lord, those who die still live in Your presence, their lives change but do not end. I pray in hope for my family, relatives and friends,

and for all the dead known to You alone.

In company with Christ, Who died and now lives, may they rejoice in Your kingdom, where all our tears are wiped away. Unite us together again in one family, to sing Your praise forever and ever.

Amen.

Prayer #7

Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

Amen.

Prayer #8

We beseech Thee, O Lord, in Thy mercy, to have pity on the soul of Thy handmaid; do Thou, Who hast freed her from the perils of this mortal life, restore to her the portion of everlasting salvation. Through Christ our Lord,
Amen.

Prayer #9

We beseech Thee, O Lord, in Thy mercy, to have pity on the soul of Thy handmaid; do Thou, Who hast freed her from the perils of this mortal life, restore to her the portion of everlasting salvation. Through Christ our Lord,

Amen.

Prayer #10

O most merciful Jesus, Lover of souls, I beseech Thee, by the agony of Thy most Sacred Heart, and by the sorrows of Thine Immaculate Mother, wash clean in the Thy Blood the sinners of the whole world who are to die this day.

Remember most especially the soul I spiritually adopt with the intention of entrusting him or her to Thy Shepherd’s care: I beseech Thee for the grace to move this sinner, who is in danger of going to Hell, to repent. I ask this because of my trust in Thy great mercy.

If it should please Thy Majesty to send me a suffering this day in exchange for the grace I ask for this soul, then, it, too, shall please me very much, and I thank Thee, Most Sweet Jesus, Shepherd and Lover of Souls; I thank Thee for this opportunity to give mercy in thanksgiving for all the mercies Thou hast shown me. Amen.

Heart of Jesus, once in agony, have mercy on the dying.

Prayer #11

Almighty and Everlasting God, preserver of souls, who dost correct those whom Thou dost love, and for their betterment dost tenderly chastise those whom Thou dost receive, we call upon Thee, O Lord, to grant Thy healing, that the soul of Thy servant, at the hour of its departure from the body, may by the hands of Thy holy Angels be presented without spot unto Thee. Amen.

Prayer #12

Most Merciful Jesus, lover of souls, I pray You, by the agony of Your most Sacred Heart, and by the sorrows of Your Immaculate Mother, to wash in Your Most Precious Blood, the sinners of the world who are now in their agony, and who will die today.
Heart of Jesus, once in agony, have mercy on the dying. Amen.

Prayer #13

Christ Who was crucified for your sake free you from excruciating pain. May Christ Who died for you free you from the death that never ends.

May Christ the Son of the living God, set you in the ever green loveliness of His Paradise, and may He, the true Shepherd recognize you as one of His own.

May you see your Redeemer face to face and standing in His presence forever, may you see with joyful eyes Truth revealed in all its fullness.
Amen

Prayer #14

Most Merciful Jesus, lover of souls, I pray You, by the agony of Your most Sacred Heart, and by the sorrows of Your Immaculate Mother, to wash in Your Most Precious Blood, the sinners of the world who are now in their agony,

and who will die today.

Heart of Jesus, once in agony, have mercy on the dying.

Amen.

Prayer #15

May Christ Who was crucified for your sake free you from excruciating pain. May Christ Who died for you free you from the death that never ends.

May Christ the Son of the living God, set you in the ever green loveliness of His Paradise, and may He, the true Shepherd recognize you as one of His own.

May you see your Redeemer face to face and standing in His presence forever, may you see with joyful eyes Truth revealed in all its fullness.

Amen.

Here is a collection to some beautiful and sentimental deceased mother poems that will help you to reminiscence some of your favorite memories and confront the passing of your loved one.
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Thanksgiving Day Prayers – Ideas And Traditions For Your Family

Thanksgiving Prayer For the Life of the Deceased

Here are some ideas and traditions you can start with your family as part of your Thanksgiving Day prayers, to celebrate the real meaning of the holiday.

One of the most meaningful Thanksgiving traditions is the Thanksgiving dinner prayer, where we gather around the table and say thanks before everyone eats the meal.

This can be a very special time for your family, that you and your children can look forward to and remember for the rest of your lives.

Here are some ideas for a special Thanksgiving prayer, to make sure it is meaningful.

Recite Or Sing A Hymn Of Thanksgiving As A Family

There is something comforting and wonderful about reciting the same Thanksgiving day prayers each year. I know my late Uncle Joe always recited the same prayer each time he was asked to pray, and it something I still remember about him fondly.

A great way to allow your family to participate is to say (or sing, if your family is musically gifted) a Thanksgiving hymn each year. The poetic nature of songs makes them easier for everyone to remember, even if it takes the kids a couple of years to learn.

Here is one of my personal favorites, but there are many more you can choose from. I found a great list of Thanksgiving Hymns, with lyrics here.

For The Beauty Of The Earth Hymn

For the beauty of the earth,For the beauty of the skies,For the love which from our birthOver and around us lies,Lord of all, to thee we raise

This our hymn of grateful praise.

For the beauty of each hourOf the day and of the night,Hill and vale, and tree and flower,Sun and moon and stars of light,Lord of all, to thee we raise

This our hymn of grateful praise.

For the joy of human love,Brother, sister, parent, child,Friends on earth, and friends above,Pleasures pure and undefiled,Lord of all, to thee we raise

This our hymn of grateful praise.

For each perfect gift of thine,To our race so freely given,Graces human and divine,Flowers of earth and buds of heaven,Lord of all, to thee we raise

This our hymn of grateful praise.

For thy Church which evermoreLifteth holy hands above,Offering up on every shoreHer pure sacrifice of love,Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

Another classic prayer of Thanksgiving is Psalm 136, which is a call and response prayer, where one person reads the verse and after each verse everyone else states, “His love endures forever.” It starts with “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. Give thanks to the God of gods. Give thanks to the Lord of lords.”

Allow Everyone To Participate In The Thanksgiving Day Prayers

While I appreciate and think it is wonderful to have a main person in the family provide the main part of the Thanksgiving dinner prayer, it is equally as wonderful to allow everyone to participate in the prayer too.

Many families traditionally go around the Thanksgiving table saying what they are thankful for. You can make this more spiritual by making it, instead of a statement, more about prayers of Thanksgiving to the Lord. Everyone in the family can provide their Thanksgiving prayers, including young children.

No matter what a child says they are thankful for, even if it is silly or funny to us, is appreciated by God.

Remember Everyone In Your Family, Present Or Absent, Alive And Deceased In Your Thanksgiving Day Prayers

The most important thing about Thanksgiving day prayers is not their formality, but their sincerity. That is what true family traditions are all about.

It will strengthen the bonds between your family and friends to mention each person present at your Thanksgiving celebration and say something you are grateful and thankful for, about each them.

In addition, consider mentioning anything big that happened in your family that year, whether joyous or sad, to bring everyone together in celebrating the family as a whole.

It can also be a special time to mention those who cannot be with us today. My father always makes a special point of mentioning all those who cannot be here with us today, and it is so special to me.

We remember those who physically aren't present, and also those who have passed before us, and remember and give thanks for each of them. Try it with your family, it can be quite special.

Bible Verses Regarding Thankfulness You Can Use Within Your Thanksgiving Day Prayers

Some people find it meaningful to use Bible verses in their Thanksgiving dinner prayers, and some do not. To each their own. If you to use Bible verses here are a couple that deal with thankfulness. (All verses translated into the New International Version)

First, here are some Old Testament verses:

The entire Psalm 100 is about thankfulness, but verse 4 is the most relevant. It states, “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.” Psalm 100:4

“Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.” Psalm 105:1

All of Psalm 30 is also about gratefulness to God, but especially verse 12, which states: “O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever.” Psalm 30:12

Next, here is one verse from the New Testament:

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Enjoy And Pass On The Tradition Of Thanksgiving Day Prayers To Your Children

No matter how you and your family choose to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, pass on the tradition of a Thanksgiving dinner prayer to your children. It is such a special memory as you grow up and have a family of your own.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! My wish for each of you is to have a blessed day with your family and friends.

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Prayer for the Dead/Deceased

Thanksgiving Prayer For the Life of the Deceased

On this page you’ll find prayers for the dead; prayers for your loved ones you have lost. May their souls rest in peace.

“When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: ‘Death has been swallowed up in victory.’ ‘Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?’” – 1 Corinthians 15:54-55

“Death may be the King of terrors, but Jesus is the King of kings!” (D.L. Moody)

Regardless of who we are; our prestige, financial, religion and belief, status, age, capabilities, gender, and much more—we have all lost loved ones. A woman losing her husband or her child.  A man losing a brother (not limited by blood).

As a matter of fact, even a child losing his grandparents before he is mature enough to understand the situation falls here too. He won’t understand until he grows up and witnesses the reverence/adoration laden with words when people talk about their grandparents.

You miss what you lack is the major rule in this case.

“I remember when I lost my mother. The raw shock was too much and I felt paralyzed till I sank down to the floor. It took away my ability to think, breath, or even talk. A few tears later though and I was back on my feet to set an example of strength for all the younger ones.

I held in all the emotions till I found myself alone after a few hours where it all shockingly came back. I felt incomplete— someone snatched my mother from me and was refusing to give her back. With that thought, I played the guilt game: I blamed my deceased mother, father, and even God. Religion obviously seemed flimsy because even my grasp on reality was shaking”.

At this point is where most individuals either lose their faith in God or become stronger in Him.

The person who gave up the part above is past ‘stronger in Him’ and I’m that person. To me, let me take a quote in one of the books I indulge in to explain my thoughts, “Death is the next great adventure”. Nonetheless, each individual death that occurs around us feels a piece of us has gone missing and we, as instinct compels, look for it. Except, we never recover the missing part(s).

God is the link to the missing piece

We prefer to prevent death. Still, why do you avoid your God and thus, your loved ones so? He holds the power over life and death and, whenever death claims a life, you’re taking the one and only path to your God and loved ones.

It’s naturally hard as humans to accept all of this but it, our God is the truth. Realistically, to God, the human body is just a typical mortal vessel how a bottle contains water.

While, the soul, on the other hand, is the water inside the bottle and even to us humans, water is sustenance. In other words, our souls are immortal.

wise the body, the world is nothing to God also. So, we dying or any of our loved ones dying is nothing to Him since we’re joining Him in eternal peace. He’s a Father who loves nothing more than to welcome His beloved home after accomplishing their part. Essentially, the whole point of this piece is that you need not think about death and worry because of your loved ones anymore.

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” – John 14:3

So, no one child of the Lord should fear death.

Prayer for the soul of a mother/father

Dear Father, I thank You for taking care of my father/mother during their life on Earth. I thank You for giving them the opportunity to bring me into this world and I wise thank You for the opportunity to have this prayer.

 I rejoice over the life that he/she led while alive and for the good deeds he/she accomplished. Lord God, I thusly pray for the soul of my deceased mother/father and that You take care of him/her on his/her way to Your holy Kingdom.

I thank you for listening to my prayers oh Lord, Amen.

Prayer for the soul to rest in peace

We thank You Lord for the passing of our brother/sister. We exalt Your name for the good life he/she lived. We pray oh Lord, that everlasting life be given unto him or her. And as he or she abides in Your garden, let Your angels touch what he/she cannot touch again. Father, be with his/her soul and may he/she rest in perfect eternal peace. Amen

Prayer for grieving

Lord God above, we, Your humble children kneel before you today in reverence. We know You’re the greatest and You’re the king of all kings. So, we pray You uplift our heart and soul so that we may cast away our sorrows oh Lord.

Give us the strength to surpass this situation. No one dies without Your say-so and thus, we rejoice over this triumph and we pray You be with our deceased brother/sister. We thank you for the answered prayer and in Jesus name, Amen.

Prayer for a brother/sister

As far as I remember, my brother/sister has been with me through all the ups and downs of life. We ate and played together, gave advice to each other and kept no secret from one another.

Now, seeing as he/she is gone, I pray that he/she finds everlasting life and eternal happiness in Your powerful embrace. I pray You watch over his/her wife/husband/children/investments on Earth and let Your gaze shift not oh Lord.

I thank You for this prayer session and in Jesus name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer for the dying

Oh Lord, You are the ADONAI and the one everlasting God. You made the lands and the seas and You have complete dominion over life and death. It is also by Your will that we live and die and we pray for this dying soul.

If it’s Your will today for him/her to stay in this world, we rejoice in the miracle You allowed us to witness. But if You need Your beloved son/daughter with you, we pray You welcome him/her into Your bountiful bosom where he/she will rejoice for all eternity.

We exalt Your name oh Lord and we glorify Your deeds in our lives. Amen.

Prayer for the departed soul(s)

As said in 1st John chapter 5—verse 15, You’re the omniscient God who we know hears all prayers. So, we pray for the soul(s) of our departed brother(s)/sister(s) that You, oh Lord may nourish and take care of him/her/them in Heaven.

You encourage us to ask and that it shall be given to us and so, we’ve asked and we know our request has been given. We thank You for providing for the deceased when he/she was alive and for sheltering us—also to be present in this prayer.

Amen.

Verses from the Bible

“Since the children have flesh and blood, [Jesus] too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death–that is, the devil– and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.” (Hebrew 2:14-15)

“Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death so that you do not grieve the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.” (1 Thessalonians 4:13-14)

“Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.” (Romans 8:23)

Quotes

“We want to reach the kingdom of God, but we don’t want to travel by way of death. And yet there stands Necessity saying: ‘This way, please.’ Do not hesitate, man, to go this way, when this is the way that God came to you.” (St. Augustine)

“Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.” (Helen Keller)

“When the time comes for you to die, you need not be afraid, because death cannot separate you from God’s love.” (Charles H. Spurgeon)

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A Thanksgiving Prayer

Thanksgiving Prayer For the Life of the Deceased

  • Cindi McMenaminCrosswalk.com Contributing Writer
  • 2016Nov 21

While we tend to look forward to Thanksgiving because it usually means a four-day holiday, getting together with family, and eating more food than we have all year, it is my sincere desire that it be more meaningful this year.

What if Thanksgiving were the one day in which we over-emphasized what should be on our hearts every day of the year: a heart of gratitude in everything? What if our Thanksgiving prayer really thanked God for everything that has happened in the past year?

God clearly spelled out His good and perfect will for us in 1 Thessalonians 5:18  when He inspired the Apostle Paul to write: “In everything give thanks, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.” Did you catch that? In everything. In the good times, as well as the bad. In the pleasantries of life, as well as in the pain. During difficult times, trying times and frustrating times, too. 

I got to thinking about how Thanksgiving might be so much more meaningful if I focused on thanking God for the things He rarely hears thanks for. Try this with me this year. Thank Him, not just for the food on the table before you partake, and the “blessings for this past year” but for all the ways He has not performed according to your liking.

For all the times He has said “no” and for all the ways He has worked in and through your life, perhaps without you knowing it. Thank Him for all the unresolved issues and the ways you are still waiting for answers. Thank Him—regardless—and see what it does for your soul as you offer Him a heart of obedience and surrender this year.

Thank Him—regardless—and see how it moves the others who are around your table. 

Consider praying this prayer around your table on Thanksgiving: 

Thanksgiving Prayer

Thank you, God, for this food we are about to eat. And thank You for Your many blessings on us this past year…the ones we've seen, as well as the ones we haven't seen. 

Thank you, God for the times You have said “no.” They have helped us depend on You so much more.

Thank you, God, for unanswered prayer. It reminds us that You know what's best for us, even when our opinion differs. 

Thank You for the things you have withheld. You have protected us from what we may never realize. 

Thank You, God, for the doors You have closed. They have prevented us from going where You would rather not have us go. 

Thank you, Lord, for the physical pain You've allowed in our lives.  It has helped us more closely relate to Your sufferings on our behalf. 

Thank you, Lord, for the alone times in our lives. Those times have forced us to lean in closer to You. 

Thank you, God, for the uncertainties we've experienced. They have deepened our trust in You. 

Thank You, Lord,  for the times You came through for us when we didn't even know we needed a rescue.

Thank You, Lord, for the losses we have experienced. They have been a reminder that You are our greatest gain. 

Thank You, God, for the tears we have shed. They have kept our hearts soft and moldable.  

Thank You, God, for the times we haven't been able to control our circumstances. They have reminded us that You are sovereign and on the throne. 

Thank You, God, for Your ability to take what we consider 'tragedy' and turn it into a treasure.

Thank You, God, for those You have called home to be with You. Their absence from this earth reminds us to keep our eyes fixed on heaven.  

Thank You, God, that we have an inheritance in the heavenly places…something that this world can never steal from us and we could never selfishly squander. 

Thank You, God, for the greatest gift You could ever give us: forgiveness through Your perfect Son's death on the cross on our behalf. 

Thank you, God, for the righteousness You credited toward us, through the death and resurrection of Jesus. It's a righteousness we could never attain to on our own. 

And thank You not only for our eternal salvation, but for the salvation You afford us every day of our lives as You save us from ourselves, our foolishness, our own limited insights, and our frailties in light of Your power and strength. 

Thank You, God, for all that You have allowed and not allowed in our lives this past year. For we commit our lives anew to You this day and ask that You would continue to remind us, throughout this next year, that You are God, You are on the throne, and You are eternally good. 

Thank You, finally, that we can pray in the name of Jesus, who made our access to You—and a personal relationship with You—possible.  Amen. 

We hope this thanksgiving prayer can bring joy and gladness to your family this holiday. Use this prayer all year round to continue to renew your mind and focus on God's goodness.

Cindi McMenamin helps women and couples deal with the struggles of life through her books, When Women Walk Alone (more than 125,000 copies sold), When a Woman Overcomes Life’s Hurts, When Couples Walk Together and When God Sees Your Tears. For more on her books, national speaking ministry, and free resources to strengthen your soul, marriage or parenting, see her website: www.StrengthForTheSoul.com.

Publication date: November 15, 2012

Additional Thanksgiving Prayers

O My God,Thou fairest, greatest, first of all objects,my heart admires, adores, loves thee,for my little vessel is as full as it can be,and I would pour out all that fullness before thee

in ceaseless flow.

When I think upon and converse with theeten thousand delightful thoughts spring up,ten thousand sources of pleasure are unsealed,ten thousand refreshing joys spread over my heart,

crowding into every moment of happiness.

I bless thee for the soul thou hast created,for adorning it, sanctifying it,though it is fixed in barren soil;for the body thou has given me,for preserving its strength and vigour,for providing sense to enjoy delights,for the ease and freedom of my limbs,for hands, eyes, ears that do thy bidding;for thy royal bounty providing my daily support,for a full table and overflowing cup,for appetite, taste, sweetness,for social joys of relatives and friends,for ability to serve others,for a heart that feels sorrows and necessities,for a mind to care for my fellow-men,for opportunities of spreading happiness around,for loved ones in the joys of heaven,
for my own expectation of seeing thee clearly.

I love thee above the powers of language to express,for what thou art to thy creatures.

Increase my love, O my God, through time and eternity.

– Arthur Bennet, The Vision of Valley

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Thank You, God, for Your ability to take what we consider ‘tragedy’ and turn it into a treasure.

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Thank You, God, for those You have called home to be with You. Their absence from this earth reminds us to keep our eyes fixed on heaven.

Thank You, God, that we have an inheritance in the heavenly places…something that this world can never steal from us and we could never selfishly squander.

Thank You, God, for the greatest gift You could ever give us: forgiveness through Your perfect Son’s death on the cross on our behalf.

Thank you, God, for the righteousness You credited toward us, through the death and resurrection of Jesus. It’s a righteousness we could never attain to on our own.

And thank You not only for our eternal salvation, but for the salvation You afford us every day of our lives as You save us from ourselves, our foolishness, our own limited insights, and our frailties in light of Your power and strength.

Thank You, God, for all that You have allowed and not allowed in our lives this past year. For we commit our lives anew to You this day and ask that You would continue to remind us, throughout this next year, that You are God, You are on the throne, and You are eternally good.

Thank You, finally, that we can pray in the name of Jesus, who made our access to You-and a personal relationship with You-possible. Amen.

We hope this thanksgiving prayer can bring joy and gladness to your family this holiday. Use this prayer all year round to continue to renew your mind and focus on God’s goodness.

Cindi McMenamin is a pastor’s wife, Bible teacher, national speaker and author of several books, including Letting God Meet Your Emotional Needs, When Women Walk Alone, When You’re Running on Empty and When a Woman Overcomes Life’s Hurts. For more on her ministry or for free resources to strengthen your soul or marriage, see her website: www.StrengthForTheSoul.com

Continue reading for another Thanksgiving Prayer you can pull out at your table.

O My God,Thou fairest, greatest, first of all objects,my heart admires, adores, loves thee,for my little vessel is as full as it can be,and I would pour out all that fullness before thee

in ceaseless flow.

When I think upon and converse with theeten thousand delightful thoughts spring up,ten thousand sources of pleasure are unsealed,ten thousand refreshing joys spread over my heart,

crowding into every moment of happiness.

I bless thee for the soul thou hast created,for adorning it, sanctifying it,though it is fixed in barren soil;for the body thou has given me,for preserving its strength and vigour,for providing sense to enjoy delights,for the ease and freedom of my limbs,for hands, eyes, ears that do thy bidding;for thy royal bounty providing my daily support,for a full table and overflowing cup,for appetite, taste, sweetness,for social joys of relatives and friends,for ability to serve others,for a heart that feels sorrows and necessities,for a mind to care for my fellow-men,for opportunities of spreading happiness around,for loved ones in the joys of heaven,
for my own expectation of seeing thee clearly.

I love thee above the powers of language to express,for what thou art to thy creatures.

Increase my love, O my God, through time and eternity.

– Arthur Bennet, The Vision of Valley

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Thanksgiving Prayers: Thanks For Blessings

Thanksgiving Prayer For the Life of the Deceased

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Here you'll find Thanksgiving Prayers for Thanksgiving grace at the dinner table and religious and inspirational Thanksgiving poems for plays, programs, church bulletins.

Abundant Blessing

We thank you for the turkey,

The gravy and the dressing.
Dear Lord, this table overflows
With Thy abundant blessing.

Let us always be aware

That all gifts come from You,
And may we serve Your heavenly will
In everything we do. Amen.

By Joanna Fuchs

Religious Thanksgiving poetry can rhyme…or not. For this free verse thanksgiving to God poem, you can leave out the line about “challenges” if you want, in this religious thanksgiving verse.

Thankful for Each OtherDear Lord,As we gather together around this tableladen with your plentiful gifts to us,we thank You for always providingwhat we really needand for sometimes granting wishesfor things we don't really need.

Today, let us be especially thankfulfor each other–for family and friendswho enrich our lives in wonderful ways,even when they present us with challenges.Let us join together nowin peaceful, loving fellowshipto celebrate Your love for usand our love for each other.

Amen.

By Joanna Fuchs

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Thanksgiving Prayers for Kids

When I was a young girl, my relatives had my brother and I say a little two-line Thanksgiving Day prayer aloud at the dinner table.

This Thanksgiving grace went this: “Come Lord Jesus, be our guest, and let this food by thee be blessed.

” So here are some little two-line Christian Thanksgiving prayers that kids could say as a poem or prayer for Thanksgiving, or at other dinners. These short Thanksgiving poems are easy to memorize.

Lord, we thank you this Thanksgiving,For the food we eat and the lives we're living. Amen.Lord, we pray You'll bless this food,As we eat it now in gratitude. Amen.We thank You, God, for the food we eat;We thank you for our lives so sweet. Amen.

By Joanna Fuchs

More Thanksgiving Prayers for Kids

Here are some additional two-line Thanksgiving prayers for young children:

Thank you, God for this food so yummy;Thank you for a happy tummy!Thank you, Lord, for this special treat;We'll keep Your blessings in mind, as we eat.Thanks for food and thanks for love;Thanks to our Lord in heaven above.By Joanna Fuchs

Here's a Thanksgiving prayer for kids, not too long, not too short.

Thank You For…Thank You for delicious yummiesTo fill our hungry, grateful tummies.For other things we're thinking ofAnd for Your everlasting love,For all the blessings that You bring,Thank you God, for everything.

By Joanna Fuchs

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Inspirational Thanksgiving poems to be used as Thanksgiving prayers usually include abundant thanks to God for His blessings, as this Thanksgiving blessing poem does.

Thanksgiving prayers can be in the form of Thanksgiving Christian poems. This free verse (non-rhyming) Thanksgiving prayer is a Thanksgiving grace that covers a lot of Thanksgiving blessings. It's Christian Thanksgiving poetry appropriate for a prayer for Thanksgiving dinner. It could also serve as a church Thanksgiving poem.

For All that You Give UsDear Lord,On this Thanksgiving Day,we are thankfulfor all that You give us,for all that You do for us,for all that You teach us.Thank You for guiding usto live our livesin Your will,in Your purpose,in Your plan for us.Thank You for Your protectionfrom worldly influence and danger.

Thank You for bringing us gentlyto a deeper knowledge of Youand what You want from us,with Your love, mercy,compassion and grace.And thank you, Lord,for the blessingswe are experiencing right nowat this very moment–the food,and the precious peoplewho are with usto enjoy this mealand this day.Thank You, Lord. Amen.

By Joanna Fuchs

This religious Thanksgiving poem prayer is a Thanksgiving day prayer that can be used as the traditional Thanksgiving grace before the meal. It's designed as a free Christian Thanksgiving Day poem.

Attitude of GratitudeDear Lord, we come to You todayWith a humble attitude.For all you give, our hearts are fullOf love and gratitude.Thank you for this special timeTo offer our Thanksgiving.Thank you for this food, and forThe blessed lives we're living.In Jesus' name we pray; Amen

By Joanna Fuchs

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Thanksgiving prayers can be rhyming or free verse, as this religious Thanksgiving Christian poem is. When you say Thanksgiving grace, this may be appropriate.

We Are ThankfulDear Lord,we are thankful for this day,set aside to honor all the ways You bless uswith Your goodness, love, and grace.We are thankful for the people at this tablewho add a variety of wonderful things to our livesjust by being who they are.

We are thankful for the food we are about to eat,which You created for our nourishment and pleasure.Most of all, Lord, we thank Youfor always being there for us,guiding us, encouraging us,comforting us and blessing us.In Jesus' name we pray; Amen.

By Joanna Fuchs

This Thanksgiving prayer describes how we can show God our appreciation for the blessings we have been given.

Countless BlessingsLord, on this special day of thankfulness,we thank You not only for the delicious food,lovingly prepared and presented,but also for special giftsYou've given to this family—loved ones we cherish dearly,a comfortable place to live,the beauty that surrounds us,material pleasures,health, spiritual wealth,and so much more.How can we show our gratitude forthe countless blessings You've provided?We thank You for giving us clear direction,through Your Holy Wordon how to show our appreciation,by obeying Your commandsand by loving and serving our neighbors.Thank You, Lord.

By Joanna Fuchs

This Thanksgiving prayer can be used for Thanksgiving grace at the dinner table. This Christian Thanksgiving verse is short enough for a child to memorize it.

Another Good YearWe thank you, Lord, for food and friendsAnd for all of the joy this holiday lends;It's Thanksgiving Day and we can seeThe blessings you've provided our family.Thanks to you, Lord, for another good year;When you watch over us, there's nothing to fear.

By Karl Fuchs

There are many things that can be included in a Thanksgiving prayer. This one covers some of the most frequently requested blessings.

Cherished RitualLord, as we pause in our busy livesto gather around the Thanksgiving table,sharing the precious bond among family and friends,let us remember that this abundant harvest,this feast of delicious and nourishing dishesis the fulfillment of our faiththat You will always provide for us.

As we go through this cherished ritual,the Thanksgiving holiday ceremony,let us feel the comfort of Your care for usin every bite we eat and enjoy.

In this tradition,begun by courageous travelers long agoto thank you for their lives and safety,we thank Youfor the joy and happiness you give us, to lift us up,and also for the sometimes difficult lessons and challengesYou give us to make us stronger, better,and more aware of our need for You.

Thank you for the support and courage You give usto get through troubled times.Thank You for answered prayersand also for the times You said “no,”to keep us from stumbling off Your path for us.We know that in all things,You are working for our good.

Now, as we draw together in unityto savor this wonderful dinner,we are thankful for those who prepared it,for those who join us to enjoy it,and most of all, we thank You, Lord,for the many different kinds of blessingsYou continually grant us.We pray that You'll bless this food,and bless all of us as we gather together.In Jesus' name we pray; Amen.

By Joanna Fuchs

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