7 Thanksgiving Friday Prayers After a Purposeful Week

After a long and tiring week, we must never forget to give thanks to the One Who carried us through. Indeed, great is His faithfulness. So we must praise Him all the more this Friday for He is Who He says He is. He deserves to be glorified! Pray these simple prayers to express your gratitude:

Prayer of thanksgiving for today

Almighty God, thank You for waking me up this Friday. Thank You for carrying me through and for the privilege of serving You with my life. Truly, it’s an honor to live for You. I also thank You not only because You have carried me through the week, but also because my week was purposeful and productive.

Again, I thank You for this day. The glory is Yours, Lord. Amen.

Psalm 118:24 This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Lamentations 3:22-23 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Prayer of thanksgiving for His presence

Thank You for being with me this Friday, Lord Jesus. I cannot thank You enough for Your presence in my life. I don’t think I can ever get through the day and the whole week without You. It brings me so much comfort and peace knowing that You are with me and for me. You will never leave me nor forsake me. 

So, I thank You for always being with me every second of my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Joshua 1:5 No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you.

Psalm 139:7 Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?

Prayer of thanksgiving for giving me strength

Thank You for blessing me with Your supernatural strength, Lord God. You make the impossible, possible. You strengthen and empower me to be a better person and a follower. Truly, You are the strength of my heart and my portion forever. And it is only through You that I can be this strong to get through the week.

So this Friday, I want to express my gratitude towards You. Thank You for giving me strength! In Jesus’ name, amen.

Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Prayer of thanksgiving for His provisions

Everlasting God, this Friday, I want to thank You for all Your blessings and provisions in my life, especially for this week. Thank You for everything that I have and for every person You have placed in my life. Even though I do not deserve a lot of things, You still bless me with so much. 

Indeed, You are the God Who provides. I sincerely thank You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Matthew 6:26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Prayer of thanksgiving for His protection

Lord of Lords, thank You for protecting me this Friday! Thank You for keeping me away from trouble, worry, and harm. You guard me against the evil one, and for that, I am grateful. You are truly my Mighty Protector. 

Thank You because I know that I am always safe and protected. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Psalm 32:7 You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah

2 Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.

Prayer of thanksgiving for my work 

Not everyone has the privilege of studying or having a job. But thank You, Lord, because I have a career that keeps me productive for the rest of the week. Thank You that I made it this Friday after a long, yet fulfilling week. Thank You for blessing me with my work, Jesus.

Please allow me to glorify You more with my skills, abilities, and talents for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name, amen. 

Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

2 Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat.

Prayer of thanksgiving for the gift of rest

Thank You for the gift of rest, Heavenly Father! Thank You because, after a tiring week, I can rest and be in the comfort of my home. I can spend more time with my family and of course, with You. Thank You because You give me something to look forward to every week. But this Friday, I want to thank You because You want me to experience this kind of rest. 

Father, I lift up to You the rest of my day and I am looking forward to a great weekend. In Jesus’ name, amen. 

Exodus 33:14 And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Psalm 3:5 I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the Lord sustained me.


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