Saying prayers is an important way to show your gratitude to God
A prayer to bless your Thanksgiving table.
Dear Father, on this Thanksgiving Day,
We bow our heads and humbly pray.
And offer our gratitude for all you’ve done,
Especially for Jesus Christ, your son.
We pause to offer this prayer giving praise,
And promise to worship you now and always.
Here are some of our favorites from the Bible and from Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science.
I will praise the name of God with a song, and magnify Him with thanksgiving. Psalms 69:30
And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God. Joel 2:26
In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. I Thessalonians 5:18
O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good... Psalms 107:1
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving. Psalms 50:14
Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. II Corinthians 2:14
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. Psalms 95:2
We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. Revelation 11:17
We thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations. Psalms. 79:13
Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise. Psalms 100:4
Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Revelation 7:12
I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalms 34:1
I will praise Thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart. Psalms 86:12
"Gratitude is much more than a verbal expression of thanks. Action expresses more gratitude than speech." Mary Baker Eddy
"Those ready for the blessing you impart will give thanks." Mary Baker Eddy
"Are we really grateful for the good already received? Then we shall avail ourselves of the blessings we have, and thus be fitted to receive more." Mary Baker Eddy
“Outward worship is not of itself sufficient to express loyal and heartfelt gratitude…” Mary Baker Eddy
"To keep the commandments of our Master and follow his example, is our proper debt to him and the only worthy evidence of our gratitude for all that he has done. " Mary Baker Eddy
“For a victory over a single sin, we give thanks and magnify the Lord of Hosts.” Mary Baker Eddy
Mary Baker Eddy is the founder of Christian Science and author of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, a helpful companion to the Bible.
Christian Science is based on the words and works of Jesus Christ, and the Holy Bible is our guide.
- "I am very grateful to my Dad for gently guiding me toward the Bible and Christian Science in my early teens. Dad is now 87 and he raked the leaves for 2 hours the other day, goes to the library throughout the week to study the financial markets, takes my Mom to work, goes grocery shopping, and is sharp as a tac. It has been a great blessing to witness many healings in my family and seeing Divine Love meet every human need. " — Jared
- "I am very grateful to serve you, Jesus. I am grateful for my health, my job, my family, and for allowing me to meet such great Christian people this year. Grateful that I was baptized this year. Grateful to be able to help and support those in need. For freedom, thanks to all those making it possible by serving our country. May they be protected and blessed in Jesus name. Amen. " — Lorena
- "Here is my "Gratitude list," for this year. I'm thankful to God for His constant love and protection, to Christ Jesus our wayshower, for Mary Baker Eddy who gave us Christian Science which helps us to understand Jesus' teachings, for all of the people at our local Christian Science Church for their loving support, for my wonderful family and friends that make every day a joy, for all who are giving unselfishly to helping others here and around the world. I pray for all who are governing our country and other countries around the globe. May God's grace uplift and support them.." — Nelson
- "I am thankful that God fills our every needs all of the time. Even though we sometimes feel as though we are lacking, we are never really in a state of want or woe. That's because God's love always surrounds us. " — Allen
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