12 Powerful Thanksgiving Psalms & Prayers To Pray Over Your Family

November 19, 2020

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12 Powerful Psalms And Prayers Of Thanksgiving.

Powerful Psalms and prayers of thanksgiving

“Count your blessings, Name them one by one
Count your blessings. See what God has done
Count your blessings. Name them one by one
Count your many blessings, see what God has done.”
[‘And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.’]                      – Johnson Oatman Jr.

There are lots of things that we should be grateful, and thankful for regardless of our situation in life.

As children of God, we believe that God is at the center of everything.

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We also believe that He is the source of life and every good thing.

The Bible is our background for these thanksgiving Psalms and prayers.

We thank God in the morning for the miracle of sleeping and waking up, at the meal table and ANY TIME we feel like it. And also at bedtime.

You can positively direct your thoughts and that of your entire family with the help of this.

Being thankful and appreciative of any little thing can attract more good things into your life.

Life is always better once we feel blessed no matter how difficult things might seem.

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By now you must have realized that I’m not talking about the traditional pilgrim’s thanksgiving celebration with the juicy turkey, art, crafts, and games. Right?

Children can still enjoy the inflatable turkeys and harvest blessings. But, there’s more!

It is more important however to instill in your child a heart that is very thankful and shows gratitude.

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You can start to teach your kids about gratitude with this.

We must prayerfully ask the Holy Spirit through the word of God and our example, to instill a practical attitude of gratefulness in the hearts of our kids.

Teach them to be thankful for who they are and for what they have because there will always be that someone else more successful, more beautiful, more talented, and more influential.

With “grateful together,” parents and children can connect more closely with both big and little things.

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Most people, including children of God, often fail to acknowledge their blessings and give thanks.

Sometimes we feel entitled.

Reflecting on thanksgiving Psalms and prayers can rekindle a spirit of thanksgiving and thankfullness in any season.

Thanksgiving Psalms and prayers will open our eyes to God’s numerous blessings, big and small.

These Psalms and practical prayer tips will help you voice your thanksgiving in the everyday moments of parenting your children.

Robert Brault said, “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Place for writing thoughts.

What is Biblical Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving means “the act of giving thanks; grateful acknowledgment of benefits or favors, especially to God.
An expression of thanks, especially to God.
A public celebration in acknowledgment of divine favor or kindness. A day set apart for giving thanks to God.” (Dictionary.com)

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Why Should We Be Thankful?

It’s often difficult to be thankful during long days and hard nights.

But scientists have proven that gratefulness can be good for your mental health and well-being.

It is a success booster!

Being thankful and appreciative of tangible and intangible things we have received helps us to be happy and to build strong relationships with both God and man.

These 12 powerful thanksgiving Psalms and prayers will help you on your gratitude journey.

In any situation we find ourselves in, we should TRY to be thankful because it could be worse.

Can We Be Grateful In The Face Of Adversity?

Yes, we can! 

Philippians 4:12-13 says, “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

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Let’s dive in and find some Psalms with accompanying Prayer that will help us find reasons for gratitude even in the middle of adversity.

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Be grateful and give thanks

1. Thank Him that He Intimately Knows You And Your Children.

God created you and He created your kids.

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”


With a grateful heart, we say thank you, Lord, that you know all about every detail of our lives.

Thank you, Lord, that you love me and my family unconditionally. You even know the words I am about to say.

Even when my thoughts make no sense to me, you understand my thoughts.

In the middle of the darkness of midnight, you see me waking to care for my little ones.

You oh Lord personally formed each and every one of my children. I praise you for your intimate knowledge and love for us.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

2. Thanksgiving Psalms and Prayers: Thank Him For His undying Love

Psalm 136:1-4
“Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever.
to him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever. “


Lord, thank you that your love endures forever.                    Thank you that your commitment and covenant loyalty never leave us.

When we are exhausted and feel like a failure, your love endures forever.

No matter what happens to us and no matter what this day holds, your love endures forever.

You do great wonders, and you are good to us. Thank you for your everlasting love.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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3. Thank Him For Delivering Us From Fear

Psalm 34: 1-4
I will bless the LORD at all times;
His praise will always be on my lips.
My soul boasts in the LORD;
let the oppressed hear and rejoice.
Magnify the LORD with me;
let us exalt His name together.
I sought the LORD, and He answered me;
He delivered me from all my fears.


Lord, sometimes fear swirls around me like a dark cloud.

When I pray to you, you enter my situation and remind me of your presence.

Thank you that you can deliver us from all our fears. I pray that you calm my tired heart.

Give me peace in every uncertainty of life. Take away our fear and guide our steps. Thank you that you rescue us from fear.

In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

4. Thank You for Godly people You Send My Way

Psalm 111:1                                                                      Praise the LORD! I will thank the LORD with all my heart as I meet with His godly people.


Lord, thank you for all the godly people you have placed around me and my children. Thank you for godly family members and friends.

Help me thank you with all my heart as I fellowship with other believers.

Right now, I lift an extra prayer of thanksgiving for all the people that intercede prayerfully for me and my family.

I praise you for the ability to pray, praise, learn, and worship together. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good

5. Thank You Lord For Being Our Shepherd

Psalm 95:6-7
O come, let us worship and bow down;
let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.
For He is our God,
and we are the people of His pasture,
the sheep under His care.


Lord, we kneel before you in humble gratitude.

Thank you for taking care of us like a shepherd takes care of their sheep.

What could be a more beautiful picture of tender, attentive care? You know each of your sheep individually. You think about their needs.

Lord, You even notice when just one is missing or have strayed. You oh Lord search for the lost.

We praise you and thank you for being our Shepherd and for taking care of us! In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

6. Thanksgiving Psalms and Prayers: Praise the Lord In The Morning!

Psalm 92:1-3
It is good to praise the LORD, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High, to proclaim Your loving devotion in the morning
and Your faithfulness at night with the ten-stringed harp
and the melody of the lyre.


Father, thank you for the miracle of waking up each morning.

Lord, help me to make my first thought about you. When I wake up in the morning, help me not to allow fear to come rushing in.

Help me to direct my thoughts to your love, grace, and mercy.

May I remember your provision for me and give praise to you!

In gratefulness, help me to gain a peaceful and joyful outlook for the rest of the day. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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7. Thank The Lord For Forgiveness!

Psalm 103:1, 3-4

Bless the LORD, O my soul;
all that is within me, bless His holy name.
He who forgives all your iniquities
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the Pit
and crowns you with loving devotion and compassion.


Father, we thank you for being so merciful and kind.

Lord, we acknowledge our many sins and failures.                        Thank you so very much that you forgive us for our sins.          You heal us from the consequences of our actions.

Thank you, Lord, for providing us with total restoration in your New Creation.

Help us to love and worship you and live with a heart of gratitude today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

8. Praise The Lord For His Many Blessings

Psalm 103:2, 5                                                                  Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and do not forget all His kind deeds—
who satisfies you with good things,
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.


Lord, thank you for all your blessings.

Thank you for the little things, like a baby’s smile or a toddler’s laugh. Thanks for little hands clasped in mine.

We praise you for the sleeping faces of little ones. Thanks for the nights we get some sleep, and for satisfying us with good things, even if it’s hard.

Thank you for renewing our health and our hearts. We praise you for all the blessings of love that you give us every day. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

9. Praise The Lord For His Strength In Times Of Difficulty

Psalm 69:29-30
But I am in pain and distress;
let Your salvation protect me, O God.
I will praise God’s name in song
and exalt Him with thanksgiving.


Lord, thank you for being with me when I go through times of difficulty.

You know that there are times when the pain overwhelms me. Physical pain and sickness discourage me. Emotional pain brings me down.

Sometimes, I am so low I don’t even know what to pray for. So, I thank you for your salvation in times of pain.

Thank you that the psalmist got through to the other side. We praise you for his songs of praise to You!

Thank you Lord that no weapon formed against me and my family will ever prosper.

I praise you that great joy is ahead for me, as well. I can get through any difficulty! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

10. Thank Him Because Joy is Coming!

Psalm 30:4-5
Sing to the LORD, O you His saints,
and praise His holy name.
For His anger is fleeting,
but His favor lasts a lifetime.
Weeping may stay the night,
but joy comes in the morning.


Lord Jesus, thank you that weeping doesn’t last forever. I praise you that you promise that joy comes in the morning.

When everything looks bleak, help me trust in your promises. By your grace and mercy, tomorrow morning, the joy will come. I know it will come in the eternal dawn of heaven.

Weeping is not permanent! I praise you for this hopeful promise. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

11. Praise the Lord for Hearing Your Cry

Psalm 28:6-7
Blessed be the LORD,
for He has heard my cry for mercy.
The LORD is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped.
Therefore, my heart rejoices,
and I give thanks to Him with my song.


Lord, I praise you that you are never distracted. You are not preoccupied with your phone or watching the news!

You attentively listen to my every cry. Thank you that you hear me, even right now. Thank you because my season of Joy is here. You make all things beautiful.

Thank you that I can sing to you because you are my shield. You protect me from fear and distress. I praise you for listening to me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

12. Praise God for His Salvation

Psalm 95:1-2
“Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.”


Lord, thank you that you are our Savior. You died on the cross and rose again to make a way for us to be saved.

As we trust in you, we are saved from the punishment of our sins. We are also saved for victory and peace! You save us from fear and give us freedom!

Thank you that one day, you will save us from every bit of pain and suffering in this world. We give you thanks! In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Unfailing love, giving thanks

As you pray these thanksgiving Psalms and Prayers to God, I pray your life will be enriched.

I pray you find new joy with your little ones. I trust that your heart will be lifted and connected to the heart of your Savior.

Praise His name!

May God bless you and your family this Thanksgiving season and always.

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P.S – Did you enjoy these Thanksgiving Psalms and prayers? Do you have any you’d like to add or share?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

Sending lots of love and positivity your way…………

Stay continually blessed.


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