How can we pray to thank God for the gift of life?
There are so many things in life that it is easy to take for granted and often we don’t appreciate exactly what we have until we are in danger of losing it. The gift of life can be the most undervalued and unappreciated gift – until it comes under threat.
But thankfulness and gratitude are at the heart of our Christian faith, to acknowledge that all good gifts come from God is at the core of our relationship with Him.
A prayer to thank God for the gift of life is powerful, as it reminds us of His love, faithfulness, and goodness towards us at the most fundamental level.
How to Thank God for the Gift of Life
We were created in God’s image for a relationship with Him – that is who we are. Scripture tells us that God walked with Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden in the cool of the day.
This gives us a picture of a personal and intimate relationship between God and all His creation.
“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.” Acts 17:24-25 NIV
This verse reminds us of the proper perspective, of God as Lord of Heaven and earth. When our life is founded on our relationship with God, thanksgiving flows from receiving His love through Jesus Christ.
A prayer for the gift of life, like all prayers deepens our relationship with God, as we spend time communicating with Him. It is a prayer to shower Him with praise and adoration simply for putting us here on earth.
- Pause – To thank God for the gift of life, we need to make some space and prioritize our time, to take a moment to be still before Him.
- Appreciate – When we take a moment to reflect on the privilege of our relationship with God, of who He is and all that He has done for us, we are overwhelmed with a sense of gratitude.
- Live! – When we know the love of God in our lives and appreciate His faithfulness to us, there comes a responsibility to live our lives to the full in a way that pleases God:
Thank you, Lord, that You alone are God. I acknowledge that You are Sovereign and that my life is a gift from You. Father God, I thank you, that every good and perfect gift comes from You, and I value and appreciate all that You give to me.
Thank you, Lord, for all Your good gifts. I thank you that you give love, power, and self-discipline to enable me to live my life to the full, for Your praise and glory. Amen!
How can we ever truly thank God for the gift of life that He has given us? By acknowledging who He is, and with thanksgiving live our lives to the full in appreciation of the gift that He has given us.
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Thanking God for the Gift of Life Quotes
There are so many ways to thank God for the gift of life! Thank Him in prayer. Thank Him by shouting His praises for all the world to hear!
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Thanking God for The Gift of Daily Life
Start every morning in prayer and thank God for giving you another day here on earth!
When we acknowledge God as Creator of the Universe, of all that there is, we know that His works are awesome! Whether we live in the countryside, by the coast, or in a city – we can see the wonder and the beauty of God’s creation around us.
- “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14 NIV
- “Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.” Psalm 100:3 NIV
- “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.” Psalm 95:6-7 NIV
It may be obvious in a stunning landscape, or it may be more subtle, a little glimpse of beauty, in an unexpected place. But there is beauty all around us – within and without.
God does not make mistakes, each one of us is uniquely and wonderfully made by Him. Our lives are a precious gift from God, and He has a plan and purpose for each one of us.
Thanking God for The Gift of Eternal life
Sin has its own reward, but eternal life is a gift! We have not earned, or do not earn eternal life, it is a free and precious gift through Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.
- “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 NIV
- “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23 NIV
- “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:8 NIV
Jesus is the One who purchased this gift by giving His own life for us. He is the One who prepares us in this life for eternity, and He is the One who will keep us safe until that day.
Thanking God for The Gift of Abundant Life
The gift of abundant life that God gives is to be embraced in all its fullness, as we now have the freedom that comes from being released from fear. We receive a deep and lasting peace from being reconciled to God and the security that comes from knowing His unfailing love.
- “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” John 10:10 NIV
- “You make known to me the path of life; you fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” Psalm 16:11 NIV
- “Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” Psalm 23:6 NIV
- “I will sing to the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.” Psalm 104:33 NIV
Now we have the confidence, that comes from knowing we are never alone, and the comfort of God’s guidance and direction for our lives. Our response to God’s love, to His faithfulness and the abundance of His good gifts to us, is twofold.
We come before Him with our prayers of thanksgiving, and we live our lives for His praise and glory!
Prayer to Thank God for Giving Me Life
When we pray to thank God for the gift of life, it is the most personal prayer that we can offer. We are not asking God for anything, we are not interceding for someone else, we are simply coming to Him with adoration.
Our prayer for the gift of life covers our existence, our life in this world, and our appreciation of the beauty of God’s creation. We can include thankfulness for His provision, our health, strength, freedom, and the opportunities that we are given. Underlying all of this is our gratitude for our gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ!
As we spend time thanking God for the gift of life, we are encouraged and strengthened as we remind ourselves of who He is, our source, as the giver of life. It is there in His presence that our perspective is realigned, as our purpose in life is found in God alone.
Thank you, Lord, for my life, for where you have placed me, and that I am uniquely and wonderfully made by you and precious in your sight. I am so thankful that I can see You in the beauty of Your creation and Your faithfulness in the constancy of the seasons.
Thank you for the abundance that You give, expressed in the diversity of nature, far more than I need to just satisfy the physical needs of my life. You supply all that I need to bless and enrich my spirit that I might experience life to the full.
Thank you, Lord, that You provide for all of my daily needs. I need not worry about my life, I can place my trust in You and have that assurance of Your protection and that I am eternally secure in You. I can face the future with confidence and certainty that You are with me always.
I praise you, Lord, that you have promised Your grace is sufficient, and Your power is made perfect in my weakness. Thank you, that I can face life, one day at a time, with the assurance that you will provide all the strength that I need to accomplish what You have laid out before me. I praise you that my life is sustained by you, the giver of life and that you give abundantly.
Thank you, Lord, that I have been set free from fear into the spacious place of your grace. Thank you, for the talents that you give, generously and freely, and the opportunities that you provide. I praise you, that you have the plan for my life, and you unfurl it in your perfect timing, and all for your good purpose.
Father God, I can never stop thanking you for loving me and sending Jesus so that I might be reconciled to You. Thank you for the forgiveness of all my sins, and that your divine power has given me everything I need to live a godly life now, through my acceptance of Jesus. And most of all thank you for the gift of life to come, one day I will be with you for eternity! Amen.
The gift of life is one that we must always cherish and never take for granted. Thank God every single day for the gift of life – here on earth, and the eternal life we have to look forward to with Him in Heaven!
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Sharon from Limitless Horizon has always been actively involved in her local church, with a love for Bible study and sharing God’s word with different groups. She is a wife and mother of two ‘grown-up’ sons and is embracing a new season of her life as a writer.