Saying prayers is an important part of showing your gratitude to God
A prayer to bless your
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.
In everything give thanks
Here are some of our favorite thoughts 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
In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. I Thessalonians 5:18
And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God. Joel 2:26
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
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
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. Psalms 95:2
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
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
Gratitude is much more than a verbal expression of thanks. Action expresses more gratitude than speech. 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
"Those ready for the blessing you impart will give thanks." Mary Baker Eddy
I will praise Thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart. Psalms 86:12
O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good... Psalms 107:1
"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
“Outward worship is not of itself sufficient to express loyal and heartfelt gratitude…” 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.
Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2
Share your gratitude to God for his blessings in your life.
- "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
- " I am grateful for all who support the church in its mission to bless all mankind. I don't know what I would do without Christian Science and Jesus Christ! Peace and love." — Tina
- "I especially appreciate the Thanksgiving service at Christian Science Churches on Thanksgiving Day. I've been to interfaith Thanksgiving Services in our community, but as far as I know, the Church of Christ, Scientist is the only church that comes together on Thanksgiving Day to sing praises to God. It's my favorite service of the year with family members and visitors joining in. " — Katie
- "I'm grateful for this site! Wow, what a resource for how to pray effectively. So many healing ideas. So grateful to God for his goodness and tender constant care, so grateful for his son Christ Jesus our way-shower, and grateful for Mary Baker Eddy and her discovery of the divine laws of Life, Truth and Love that enabled Jesus to heal, and us too! = )" — Rhonda
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