20 Powerful Thankful Tuesday Prayers

A thankfulness habit is a spiritual practice I have adopted over the past few years. Specifically starting off Tuesday morning with thankful prayers to God helps me stay grounded, grateful and aware of how God is blessing my life. Use these 20 powerful morning prayers as a way to kickstart your own thankful Tuesday prayer practice.

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How to have a thankful Tuesday time with God.

  1. Open with a thanksgiving focused prayer.
  2. Read a passage of Scripture about thanksgiving (and the surrounding paragraph or chapter for context if you can).
  3. Write out the verse.
  4. Journal or write out any prayer response you have
  5. Play and sing a thankful praise song back to God

Of course, thankfulness doesn’t need to be confined to just one day of the week. But starting with one day where you focus on thanksgiving can help cement this spiritual practice!

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20 Powerful Thankful Tuesday Prayers

A simple thankful tuesday blessing

Dear Lord, You have given me so many good things. For good health, for Your blessings, for family members, for deep friendships, for your Word that speaks of your amazing power and steadfast love for me–I am thankful. I’m thankful for your gifts. Amen.

Thankful prayer for people

O God, I am thankful for the beautiful people you have filled my life with. For family, those we hold dear and love the most, I thank you.

For friends, who enrich our lives with joy, I thank you. For our civic leaders, who serve often without thanks, I thank you. For those who serve in our armed forces, risking their lives for freedom, I thank you.

You made us in your image Almighty Father and we are thankful for the unique and diverse ways we reflect your heart. Amen.

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Thankful prayer for my physical body

Dear God, Thank you for lungs that fill with air, thank you for legs that can walk, thank you for every detail of my physical body. Your sweet Holy Spirit dwells in me and that makes this body a sacred space.

I thank you for it.

May I not take for granted my health. May I live inside my body with kindness and care and self-control. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


Thankful prayer for nature

O Lord, thank you for this beautiful Tuesday morning. Thank you for the gift of nature and how it’s beauty is an expression of God.

O Lord I see Your character in the world we live in. I see Your power, I see Your creativity, I see Your design, I see Your intelligence–I see You in the beautiful things You made and I worship You.

The gift of life You have given humbles me. I’m simply grateful. In your powerful name, Amen.

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Thankful prayer for simple blessings

Christ Jesus, for this new day I thank you. Thank you for ordinary Tuesdays filled with simple reminders of your grace and great love to me. May the smallest tasks–how I load the dishwasher, take out the trash, drive to work, and speak to my coworkers all reflect your grace and love.

Thank you for being every present in my everyday life. May this be a blessed day in a million little ways. In your holy name, Amen.

Thankful prayer for God’s provision

Abba Father, may the grace of God and the peace of Christ rule in me today. Thank you for my daily bread. Thank you for providing all that I need physically, emotionally, and spiritually. May you guide me in Your path today. Amen.

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Thankful prayer for God’s Word

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for your Word, the Holy Scriptures that speaks to me every time I open it of your grace, your love, your plan for my life. Thank you for preserving your Word through the centuries.

Thank you I can see and know your heart through the Bible, that I can learn to trust you through its pages. Thank you for the truth of your Word that convicts. Thank you that your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Amen.

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Thankful prayer for the church

Jesus, I am thankful today for your church. It’s an imperfect body– often we fall short of the high call you gave us of spreading the good news. But I am thankful for the ways your church is caring for the poor, the orphans, the oppressed.

I am thankful for the ways your church is standing firm in the truth, ready to fight the power of the enemy. May we not be deceived or weighed down by useless arguments, but make us aware of the spiritual battles around us everyday.

Kind Jesus, I am thankful for the good men and women committed to full time ministry within your church–may you strengthen and encourage them. Be especially with my church pastor and church staff today. May they feel your love fueling them and your grace sustaining them. Amen.

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Thankful good morning prayer

Dear Father, as I wake to this blessed morning I choose to be thankful. Let me hear the wonderful sounds of nature and praise you for you give all good gifts. Father let this be a good day, a great day– a day where I reflect your love and joy to those around me. May the joy of the Lord be my strength this morning and always. Amen.


Thankful prayer for the evening

Almighty God, as I lay my head down tonight may you protect me and those I love from evil. May you fill even my sleeping with your grace and truth. I’m so thankful for your goodness to me today. Everything didn’t go perfectly, but I am thankful for your presence with me each step of the day. I lay down and sleep in peace tonight for you, Father, make me dwell in safety. Amen.

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10 Thankful Prayers Based on Scripture

We serve a wonderful God and the Bible is full of Scripture of God’s children responding to God’s goodness and God’s grace with thanksgiving. Here are just a few of the many verses in the Bible that incorporate thanksgiving and thankfulness.

You can turn each of these Bible verses into a prayer of thankfulness by personalizing it and directing it to the Lord.

1. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:6-7

Dear Lord, I surrender my anxiety to you. I want to worry, but I’m choosing to lay this at your feet. I am thankful for all the good you’ve already poured into my life and I know you will continue to give me what is best. Fill me with your peace for this situation. Guard my heart and mind against worry. Thank you for always doing what you promise. Amen.

2. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever. -Psalm 136:1-3

Lord, I give thanks to you for your goodness and enduring love. Your better than any other person or thing or deity I could worship. Your love will never quit on me and I’m so grateful. Amen.

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3. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. -1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

God I rejoice before you. I’m always bringing my big and small things before you as we talk all day long. I’m thankful for everything you bring into my path today– as good or bad as it may seem–I know you’ve given it to me from a kind heart and you’ll grow me through it. Amen.

4. Every good gift and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. -James 1:17

Father, not everything in my life looks good or perfect right now, but I know you only give good things and you know what is best for me. Thank you for your unchanging nature which makes it easy to trust you. Amen.

5. How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you. -Psalm 31:19

Lord Jesus, you are abundant and overflowing with good things you want to give me. You are generous and I’m so thankful. I take refuge in your generous supply. Amen.

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6. O come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. -Psalm 95:1

Good Father, I come before you singing and delighting in your presence! You are my Rock! My solid ground! I can’t stop praising and thanking you. Amen.

7. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. -Colossians 3:17

Lord today may my life be a love letter of thanksgiving to you. May you see it in the way I treat people, in the things I say, in the way I work, in every breath I take. Amen.

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8. I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. -Ephesians 1:16

God, I’m so thankful for _____________ (you say your people by name here) you have placed in my life. I pray you would bless them with every spiritual blessing in Christ Jesus. Amen.

9. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. -1 Corinthians 15:57

King Jesus, I’m so thankful you have won the victory for me! I don’t have to fight or strive in my own power. I get to rest in the work you’ve already completed. I am a champion, a victor because of what you’ve done. Amen.

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10. I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. -1 Timothy 1:12

Thank you Father, for always giving me the strength I need to do what you have called me to do. Thank you for giving me a place of service, for trusting me to minister for you and by your power. Amen.

See 30 Bible Verses About Gratitude and Thankfulness for more Thankful Scriptures.

Thankful Praise Songs to Sing

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Pair these thanksgiving focused songs with your Thankful Tuesday prayer time for a powerful worship experience.

Resources for Your Thankful Tuesday Prayer Time

Simply Tuesday by Emily P. Freeman — I love this book for helping you see the little moments as things to be thankful for!

1000 Gifts by Ann Voskamp — Read my full review here, but definitely one of my top resources for digging into the power and gift of thankfulness.

Choosing Gratitude by Nancy Leigh Demoss — I have this book and the companion journal (which is now included in the book!). I love using them both together to focus on the joy that gratitude brings.

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See more spiritual growth resources here!

Grow your faith and prayer life by incorporating a Tuesday morning prayer and worship time in your time with your Bible study routine.

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