Powerful Sunday Prayers To Show Gratitude

November 18, 2022

Alberta Vadnais

Alberta Vadnais

Author & Non-profit Consultant

Alberta Vadnais

Alberta Vadnais

I love finding ways to feel God in my day, whether I’m going to work or cooking dinner. I make sure I’m connected to Him by listening to Bible stories, sermons, praying, and singing praise songs. All the apps I test are introduced into my everyday life so that I can feel their usability on a daily basis.

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In some countries, Sundays are considered the first day of the week. In Christianity, it is also known as the Lord’s day, a day for believers to worship God and fellowship with one another. This gathering of brethren is so important, that the Bible in Hebrews 10:25 entreats us not to neglect it.

So the first thing most Christians think of when they wake up on Sunday mornings is “oh, I have church today.” There’s also that soft reminder of the new week looming ahead. 

As a result, a lot of believers enter Sundays with two emotions; anticipation for church service and a sinking feeling because the weekend is almost over.

As much as we’d also like to get some work done on this day, we must remember that it is a day set aside for God. After all the hustle and bustle of the week, it’s always nice to give at least a day to our Father who led us through it. 

That’s why it’s recommended that we rest and spend the day in prayer and conversation with Him. Here’s a compilation of Sunday blessings and prayers you can use to spend time in His presence in preparation for the day and week ahead.

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Sunday Morning Prayer

Father God,

Lord, we come before You first and foremost with hearts of gratitude. You have seen us through another week, and we stand at the threshold of a fresh week, full of new beginnings.

Lord, help us start this bright embarking with You. Stir in us a deep desire to come into further communion with You. Remind us that it is not solely by going to Sunday service that we worship and come before You; rather, it is through the daily communion with You through relationship and prayer.

Highlight to us how we may be obedient to Your call and heart. Embrace us with Your love, oh Lord, for we desperately desire to know You and to feel Your love around us. Give us a hunger for Your Word and truth, oh Lord. Help us begin our week this day in preparation through contemplation and connection with You.

In Jesus' name, Amen.

Sunday Prayer For Church

Lord,

I come to You today with lots on my mind and a busy life stealing my focus. Heavenly Father, this morning and all of history are about You. Please help me worship You with an undistracted heart. You know how my mind wanders to my upcoming week, present worries, and thoughts of others and other things. Help me put those thoughts away and focus on You and Your glory. I ask that my mind be still for honoring You at church.

Help me open my eyes to what You want me to see and hear instead of me going for my agenda. Cause me to treasure the church Your Bride as You do. Lead me in building others up with the gifts and opportunities You have given me. Guide our leadership also in faithfully shepherding the flock.

Help me be Jesus’ hands and feet in a world that needs You now more than ever. Deepen my faith and joy in the glories of Your gospel.

In Jesus' name, Amen.

Sunday Prayer To Focus Your Heart On God

Father,

We ask that You would direct our hearts and minds towards You, and fill us with Your Spirit, bringing renewal, peace, and joy. You remind us in Your word that You are faithful to carry our burdens. You tell us that You will renew our strength, and You promise to give us rest as we come to You.

Forgive us for the times we have worked so hard to be self-sufficient, forgetting our need for You and living independently of Your Spirit. Forgive us for letting fear and worry control our minds and for allowing pride and selfishness to wreak havoc over our lives. Forgive us for not following Your ways and for living distanced from Your presence.

Help me to understand that Your ways are far greater than our ways and Your thoughts far deeper than our thoughts. Thank You that Your face is towards the righteous, You are close to the brokenhearted, You hear our prayers, and know our hearts.

Thank You for your daily, powerful presence in our lives, so that we can be assured, no matter what we’re facing, that Your heart is towards us, Your eyes are over us, and Your ears are open to our prayers.

Thank You for surrounding us with favor as a shield and we are safe in your care. We give You praise and honor for Your ways are righteous and true.

In Jesus' name, Amen.

Sunday Prayer Of Gratitude

Father,

I thank You for this day. I woke up this Sunday morning knowing that with God on my side, it is enough. We give You thanks that our needs are supplied and are grateful for all You provide. Today we glory in Your presence, great Father. We wonder and gaze upon the great works Your hands have made. Your splendor surrounds us every day.

Thank You for sending Your Precious Son to die for our sins. You raised Him from the dead as You have raised us and called us to be Your own, bringing us into Your marvelous light. Continue to guide and direct my steps each and every day.

In Jesus' name, Amen.

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Sunday Prayer For Abundance In The Coming Week

Father,

You are all mighty and worthy and we are so very honored that we serve a God of abundance. Out of Your abundance, we ask that You bless us. Jehovah Jireh our provider, go ahead of us this week.

Multiply our every work so that our cup will run over in this coming week. Let the springs of living water flow through us so that we may also be a blessing to others.

In Jesus’ mighty name we pray, Amen!

Sunday Evening Prayer

Heavenly Father,

As the day is drawing to its close I ask that Your continued love and presence be with me and with all that are Your children in Christ. Guard us through the long hours of darkness this night I pray, and keep us safe from all harm and dangers that may try to cross our threshold.

Give us an untroubled night of rest and quietness of heart. May we be refreshed and renewed in body, soul, and spirit as we rest our weary hearts in You through the hours of the night.

Lord, I pray that by Your great grace and mercy, You would grant us untroubled sleep so that we may rise in the morning strong to do Your bidding. May we all rejoice for the dawn of a new day, knowing that Your mercies are new every morning.

In Jesus' name, Amen.

Final Thoughts

A simple Sunday prayer goes a long way in putting us in a state of focus and openness to receive wisdom and grace from God. 

Spending the day in His presence helps us to get all we need to carry us throughout the week to come. It’s also very thoughtful to send these prayers to our loved ones so that they can be blessed by them as well.

Although Sundays and church services are just one day a week, our communion with God should be constant. Every day is a new chance to deepen our walk and relationship with God.

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