Posted on Monday, Nov 22, 2021 by K-LOVE Pastors

5 Prayers to Kick Start Your Thankfulness

“This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.” 

– Psalm 118:24 NLT

For many of us, Thanksgiving is a one-day event when we gather with friends and family to share a bountiful meal. Rather, we should open our hearts to be thankful year-round! 

When we give praise and thanksgiving to God and share it with those around us, we deepen our joy. As you count your blessings, you position yourself to be able to recall God’s goodness. One of the best ways to give our thanks is through prayer. 

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Here are five prayers to get you started.    

1. Prayer for Strength


“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.”  

– Psalm 46:1 NLT

Prayer for Strength: Dear God, thank you, in advance, for walking with me today; For giving me comfort, strength and granting me your mercy and grace to get through this day. Strengthen my trust in You and your promises, I pray. Amen. 5 Prayers to kickstart Your Thankfulness. K-LOVE

2. Prayer for Protection

Prayer for Protection: Thank you, God, for the promise of your presence and protection over my life. I ask that you continue to walk with me, clothing me in Your love and protection today and everyday. Amen. 5 Prayers to Kickstart Your Thankfulness. K-LOVE


“For I hold you by your right hand – I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you’.” 

– Isaiah 41:13 NLT

3. Prayer for Forgiveness


“Make allowance for each other’s faults and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.” 

– Colossians 3:13 NLT

Prayer for Forgiveness: Thank you, God, for my family. Thank you for helping me show unconditional love and grace towards those who have let me down. Keep us close to you. May there be peace in our home and not strife. Amen. 5 Prayers to Kick Start Your Thankfulness. K-LOVE

4. Prayer for Family

Prayer for Family: Heavenly Father, we thank you for the blessings and joy of family. Thank you for those who are gathered with us today and those who are far away. Open our eyes to the many ways you have provided for us; Comfort us and protect us. Bless this food to make us health and strong. Amen. 5 Prayers to Kick Start Your Thankfulness. K-LOVE


“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” 

– Philippians 4:19 NLT

5. Prayer for Thanksgiving


“Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 

– 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NLT

Prayer for Thanksgiving: Lord, teach me to offer you a heart of thanksgiving and praise in every situation in life. Teach me to be joyful always; To pray continually and to give thanks in all circumstances. Break the power of the enemy in my life. Change my outlook and attitude into one of joyful contentment. Amen. 5 Prayers to Kick Start Your Thankfulness. K-LOVE

Now that you’ve been armed with these five prayers of thanksgiving how will you implement them in your daily life? 

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