Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.
Prayers don’t have to be long. Prayer is really about having a conversation. Please find below a collection of Short Thanksgiving Prayers.
These include Short Thanksgiving Catholic Prayers, Short Thanksgiving Prayers from the Old Testament, Short Thanksgiving Prayers from the New Testament, Short Thanksgiving Prayers before meals, dinner etc.
Collection of Short Thanksgiving Prayers :
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.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Prayer of Thanks to God
This is part of a prayer when the Covenant Box had been brought into Jerusalem and placed in the tent prepared by David:-
“Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good;
his love is eternal”.
(1 Chronicles 16:34, GNT)
A short prayer in praise of God’s glory
(St Paul’s Prayer)
“Now to him who is able to do in full measure more than all our desires or thoughts, through the power which is working in us,
To him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations for ever and ever. So be it”.
Ephesians 3:20-21 (BBE)
Act of Hope
O My God, relying on Thy almighty power and infinite mercy and promises, I hope to obtain pardon of my sins, the help of Thy grace, and Life Everlasting, through the merits of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Redeemer.
Act of Charity
O my God, I love Thee above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because Thou art all-good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of Thee. I forgive all who have injured me, and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
A prayer request to God
“O Lord, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Israel, let it be seen this day that you are God in Israel, and that I am your servant, and that I have done all these things by your order.
Give me an answer, O Lord, give me an answer, so that this people may see that you are God, and that you have made their hearts come back again”.
1 Kings 18:36-37 (BBE)
A prayer of praise
(St Paul’s Prayer)
“Now to him who is able to keep them from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory in great joy, to God our Savior, who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen.”
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