2021 Thanksgiving Prayer

Photo taken in Colorado.

Author: Ali, ContributorElton Streyle, Photography and Editing: Ali

Heavenly Father, I come to You in Jesus’ Name to thank You for how easily accessible You have made Yourself to me. Unlike the believers during and before the time Your Son lived on Earth, I have 24/7 access to You through the Holy Spirit dwelling within me. John 16:7b It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.” Thank you for the way the Holy Spirit convicts, guides, and leads me. John 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”

It is a great blessing to know that whatever the Holy Spirit communicates to me comes straight from You. John 16:13 However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” Encourage me not to take this precious gift for granted.

I also want to thank You for all of the physical blessings You have given me this year, like my health, safety, family, friends, and job. Thank you for giving doctors and scientists the wisdom to develop medicines to prevent and treat the symptoms of the worldwide pandemic. Direct me to listen to the Holy Spirit’s promptings about how to express gratitude to You and others. Motivate me to be grateful even for the difficult circumstances and people I experienced this year, because I know that You will ultimately work all things for my good. Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Thank you for hearing and listening to my prayers. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.