Thanksgiving Prayer

God, our provider,

We come to you with grateful hearts for all the good things you have done for us.

Thank you so much for the beauty outside and all the colors that the changing seasons bring, and for scientists who help us to understand how your world works and how you have used them to make vaccines and other medicines and cures.

Thank you for our country and the freedom we experience, and for those who protect us.

God, we are grateful for our community, the good people in it, and those who work to make it better, especially our teachers, those who keep our community clean, and those who work in health care.

We say thank you for this church: for our pastors and staff who teach us about you and how to follow you better, and for the friends we have and how they support us. We are also grateful for missionaries who bring the gospel to people around the world and in our own community.

God, we thank you for all the people who listen to us and help us when we have needs, who offer us advice and support us: for our families and those who treat us as family, and for the joy of being together; for children and grandchildren, and for their imaginations and big hearts.

God, we are thankful for the opportunity we have to learn and grow. We are grateful for small things like our phones, which help us communicate, and bigger things like our health. We are thankful that we are here on this day to worship you. And most of all we are thankful for the gift of your Son, who came to save us.

We pray this in the name of Jesus,


Mary Maddox is in seventh grade at Central Middle School in Ada, Michigan, and attends Community Christian Reformed Church in Wyoming, Michigan, where she sings on the praise team.

Reformed Worship 144 © June 2022, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Used by permission.