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Simple Thanksgiving Prayer for Kids

Gratitude is the theme of Thanksgiving! It’s the time to remember all the big things and small things we are thankful for. If you want to start a thanksgiving prayer for kids, here are simple prayers you can share with your children everyday.

Every night before we go to bed, our boys take turns to say a thank you prayer no matter how short or simple it is. We start with, “Let’s put our hands together, close our eyes and let us pray.” Then we let them say what are they thankful for the day.

Thanksgiving is a time where family gathers around the table to be thankful for a year-round of blessings. But gratitude should be a daily practice especially for children. Let’s teach them to appreciate blessings by saying thank you to God.

Simple Thanksgiving Prayer for Children Everyday

Dear God,

I am thankful for each day You give.

I am thankful for food and the shelter where we live.

Thank You for the stars so bright, 

So we have guidance in the night.

Thank You for the sun shining,

And for the wind chimes chiming.

Thank You for loving us dearly,

So we can see the world clearly.


Prayer of Thanksgiving for Family 

Dear God, thank You for giving me a family and a place to call my home. 

Thank You for surrounding me with people who look out for me.  

Thank You for keeping us away from any harm.

Thank You for showering us with blessings and all the things we need.

Bless my mom, my dad, my siblings, and all the members of our family.

In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Thanksgiving Prayer for Friends

Dear God, thank You for giving me friends I can play with.

A friend who I can share stories and be silly with.

May all our playtimes be safe and away from danger.

But above all, thank You for being my best friend of all time.


Prayer of Thanks for the Teachers in School

Dear God, thank You for school where we can learn.

Thank You for our teachers who patiently gives our daily lessons.

Thank You for giving us talents and knowledge to understand our lessons everyday.

May our school be a safe place for learning, adventures, and discovery.

May it prepare us for a bright future ahead. 

We ask all these in Jesus name, Amen.

Thank God for Food

Dear God, thank You for blessing us with food on our plates.

They are yummy and delicious.

May it sustain us throughout the day.

We ask You Jesus to bless the hands who prepared this meal.

Teach us to share what we have with those in need.

In Christ name we pray, Amen.

Prayer of Thanks for Toys and Favor

Dear Lord, I am so happy today. I got a special gift from someone dear.

Thank You for toys to make each day fun.

For imagination and discoveries, 

Learning, playing and gatherings

Bless this toy to share with everyone.


Thanksgiving Prayer for Birthdays

Dear Lord, today is my birthday.

Thank You for giving me another year of life.

Thank You for all the wishes, gifts and cards.

But most importantly, thank you for the family

To celebrate my birthday with me.

Keep me under Your protection in the days to come.

In Jesus name, Amen.

Thank You Prayer on Christmas Day

Dear God, today we celebrate Christmas together as family,

We remember Your greatest love for the world to see.

Thank You for the meal, the gifts, and the joy.

But most of all, we thank You for the birthday of Your son, Jesus Christ. 


Thank You Prayer for Good Health

Dear Lord, thank You for keeping me healthy and strong.

Always protect me from any harm and sickness.

I pray for healing for those who are sick and weak.

In Jesus name, Amen.

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We need to start teaching kids the value of gratitude early. Thanking God should not only be on Thanksgiving or birthdays. In fact, everyday is a reason to be thankful for. There is nothing so big or small to God as long as we thank Him for everything He has blessed us.

“Do not worry about anything. But pray and ask God for everything you need. And when you pray, always give thanks.”

Philippians 4:6

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