Prayers for Gratitude & Spiritual Growth

beautiful prayer of gratitude

O God! We are as plants, and Thy bounty is as the rain; refresh and cause these plants to grow through Thy bestowal. We are Thy servants; free us from the fetters of material existence. We are ignorant; make us wise. We are dead; make us alive. We are material; endow us with spirit. We are deprived; make us the intimates of Thy mysteries. We are needy; enrich and bless us from Thy boundless treasury. O God! Resuscitate us; give us sight; give us hearing; familiarize us with the mysteries of life, so that the secrets of Thy kingdom may become revealed to us in this world of existence and we may confess Thy oneness.

O God! Refresh and gladden my spirit. Purify my heart. Illumine my powers. I lay all my affairs in Thy hand. Thou art my guide and my Refuge. I will no longer be sorrowful and grieved; I will be a happy and joyful being. O God! I will no longer be full of anxiety, nor will I let trouble harass me. I will not dwell on the unpleasant things of life.

O God! Thou art more friend to me than I am to myself. I dedicate myself to Thee, O Lord.

If you are praying for someone else you can modify the prayer in this way (I’ll use the feminine she/her for brevity):

O God! Refresh and gladden (name) spirit. Purify her heart. Illumine her powers. Guide her to lay all her affairs in Thy hand. Thou art her guide and Refuge. I pray she will no longer be sorrowful and grieved;  Will be a happy and joyful being. O God! I pray she will no longer be full of anxiety, nor will she let trouble harass her nor dwell on the unpleasant things of life.

O God!  May she dedicate herself to Thee, O Lord.