I began my blog series on 31 Days of Prayer back in 2017. At the time, I had the best of intentions to continue this series every few months. Alas, I only wrote two blog posts focused on 31 Days of Prayer.
However, I want to return to a consistent blogging schedule here. Because I am so grateful for the Christian women who still follow this little blog, I’ve put together prayer prompts on gratitude!
These prayer prompts will help you cultivate gratitude daily. Even if you’ve already found a good daily prayer routine, I hope these prayer prompts will inspire you.
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Cultivate Gratitude with God’s Love and Assistance
These daily prayer prompts are divided into four distinct groups: material blessings, loved ones, God’s promises, and God’s creation. Each category will help cultivate gratitude by revealing all the different blessings in your life.
If you follow the ACTS (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method of Christian prayer, these prompts can help guide both the Adoration and the Thanksgiving parts of your daily prayer.
If praising God for Her majesty and thanking Her for the blessings She’s given you aren’t enough to cultivate gratitude, ask for God’s help. God can better change your heart than you can on your own.
11 Days of Prayer for Material Blessings
It’s so easy to take our material blessings for granted. However, we should thank God with intention for even the most basic of necessities.
When you fall asleep at night in your own bed, with a full belly, remember that not everyone has those blessings.
As you begin to cultivate gratitude for the good things in your life, also take the time to consider that many people lack what you have. After you thank God for your own blessings, ask God to provide the same for all people. Furthermore, ask God how you can actively participate in your own prayer request.
Day 1) Thank God for food on the table.
Day 2) Thank God for clean drinking water.
Day 3) Thank God for shelter from the elements.
Day 4) Thank God for clothes in the closets.
Day 5) Thank God for transportation such as a bike, a car, public transit, etc.
Day 6) Thank God for phones and other forms of immediate communication.
Day 7) Thank God for the written word. Not only can you read the Bible, but you can buy or borrow thousands of books on any topic.
Day 8) Thank God for modern medicine, whether it’s a few pills to help with a headache or complex medication to manage a chronic illness.
Day 9) Thank God for creature comforts. You might not need pillows, blankets, stuffed animals, or scented candles, but they do help create a cozy place to call your own.
Day 10) Thank God for conveniences like a dishwasher, frozen food, a vacuum, etc.
Day 11) Thank God for entertainment, including movies, books, board games, sports, and more.
8 Days of Prayer for Loved Ones
These prayer prompts are for specific people in your life. When thanking God in prayer for each person, try to include the following:
- Pray for each loved one by name.
- Thank God for putting this person into your life.
- Thank God for at least one positive attribute of each loved one.
- Ask God to help you love this person better.
- Ask God to reveal Herself to this loved one.
- Ask God to encourage this person’s heart and to give them strength.
Day 12) Thank God for your spouse or romantic partner. If you’re single, thank God for your best friend.
Day 13) Thank God for your children. If you don’t have children, thank God for the children closest to you (nieces, nephews, students, your best friends’ children, etc.).
Day 14) Thank God for your parents. If your parents are already with God, or if you don’t have a good relationship with them, thank God for another close older adult figure in your life.
Day 15) Thank God for your siblings. If you don’t have any siblings, or if you don’t have a good relationship with them, thank God for your friends.
Day 16) Thank God for your aunts, your uncles, your cousins, your nieces/nephews, and any other extended family or chosen family who is a blessing in your life.
Day 17) Thank God for your closest friends.
Day 18) Thank God for your neighbors.
Day 19) Thank God for your church family.
7 Days of Prayer for God’s Promises
These prayer prompts focus on specific promises from God revealed in the Bible. I’ve included a few relevant Bible verses for extra encouragement.
For each daily prayer of gratitude for God’s promises, try to include the following:
- Ask God to open your mind and heart for greater understanding of Her.
- Read each Bible verse and think about what it means for you as God’s child.
- Thank God for each specific promise.
Day 20) Thank God for the promise of heaven, for the promise of everlasting life. (John 3:16-21)
Day 21) Thank God for choosing you as Her child, for making you in Her own image. (Genesis 1:26-27)
Day 22) Thank God for the plan She has for you. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Day 23) Thank God for the strength granted to you through Christ. (Philippians 4:13)
Day 24) Thank God for Her constant presence. God is with you always. (Psalm 121)
Day 25) Thank God for Her forgiveness of your sins. (1 John 1:9)
Day 26) Thank God for Her unconditional love. (Romans 8:38-39)
5 Days of Prayer for God’s Creation
These prayer prompts will remind you to be grateful for all of God’s creation, from the tiniest of seeds to the greatest of planets. While these prayer prompts are broad, you can still be specific in your prayer of gratitude.
Day 27) Thank God for this day that She has made.
Day 28) Thank God for the birds in the sky and the fish in the sea.
Day 29) Thank God for the majesty of the seasons: spring flowers, summer crops, autumn leaves, winter snow.
Day 30) Thank God for the diversity of humankind.
Day 31) Thank God for our planet.
I hope these prompts will help you in your daily prayer life! After all, it’s so important to cultivate gratitude not just for the big things in life, but all the glorious little things as well.
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O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever. -1 Chronicles 16:34
I am so grateful for all the blessings God has bestowed upon me, including you, my readers. Thank you for being here! Thank you for supporting my efforts to encourage Christian women in their prayer lives.
How do you cultivate gratitude in your daily life? How can you make gratitude a part of your prayer routine? Share your thoughts in the comments below!