21 Powerful Thank You Poems for Christians to Use

Christians are called to be grateful for the things that God place in their lives. However, sometimes it can be difficult to find the words to express thanks to others. Whether we are talking to God, a peer, or a pastor, finding the way to express our thanks can be challenging. In this article there are thank you poems for Christinas.   You can use these poems to pray to God, show thanks to others, and to remember to be thankful on Thanksgiving. 

Thank You Poems to God 

A Thank You Poem to Jesus by Teri Ellen Cross Davis

When the blue and red sirens pass you,

when the school calls because your child

beat the exam and not a classmate,

when the smart phone drops but does not crack,

the rush escaping your mouth betrays your upbringing:

thank you Jesus—a balm over the wound.

When the mammogram finds only density,

when the playground tumble results

in a bruise, not a broken bone,

like steam from a hot tea kettle

thank you Jesus—and the pent-up fear

vents upward, out. Maybe it’s a hand

over breast, supplication learned deeper

than flesh as if one could shush the soul,

the fluttering heartbeat with three words.

Maybe it’s not so dire—an almost trip on the sidewalk,

the accumulated sales total showing savings upon savings,

maybe it’s as small as an empty seat on the Metro

or maybe thank you Jesus—becomes the refrain

every time your husband pulls into the driveway,

alive and whole, and no one has mistaken him

for all the black, scary things. You mutter it,

helpless to stop yourself from the invocation

of a grandmother who gave you your first bible,

you say it because your mother, even knowing

your doubt as a vested commodity, still urges prayer.

You learned early to cast the net—thank you Jesus

and it’s a sweet needle that gathers the fraying thread,

hemming security in steady stitches. From birth

you’ve heard this language; as an adult

you’ve seen religion used nakedly as ambition yet

this sacrifice of praise, still slips past your lips,

this lyrical martyr of your dying faith

Thank You Jesus  by Teri Ellen Cross Davis 

Thanks For by Amos Wilder

Be our daily bread withheld, be it given,

Thanks for the bread from heaven;

Though on sense disease and pain come stealing,

Thanks for the spirits healing;

Thanks, when the springs of impulse are defiled,

For the renewing candor of the child;

Thanks, when the years sully the face of truth,

For the resurgent heart of youth.

Thanks, though we be cast off, unknown, alone,

Thanks that we are well known,

And though our outward man and lot decay,

The spirit kindles day by day;

Thanks that our sorrow by thine alchemy

Turns out to be the very fuel of glee,

That from our utter penury, we bless,

And having nothing, all things still possess.

A Thank You Poem to God for the Coming Year 

Lord, too often our prayers

Are filled with impatience over what we want

Instead of gratitude for what we already have.

Remind us today and in the coming year

What is truly important.

Remind us to give thanks for family and friends.

Remind us to be grateful for the work you have given us.

Remind us to appreciate our many material blessings.

Most of all, remind us today and every day

To give thanks for your precious Son Jesus,

And the sacrifice he made for us

To give us eternal life with You in heaven.


-Jack Zavada

Thank You, God by Catherine Pulsifer

I never say it enough,

But thank you God for

Forgiving me

And for not keeping score.

I am far from perfect,

Jesus was the only one

Perfect in love,

Thank you, God, for your Son.

Help me Father to recognize the many times

You have blessed me

Thank you, God, for all the beauty of the world

You created for me to see.

My Heart By Catherine Pulsifer

God, you know my heart

Better than I do;

You know how very much

I love you.

Thank you for the love you give

Each and every day.

Thank you for your grace and mercy

That you send my way.

Thank you for sending Jesus

To save us all.

Without Him in our lives

How we would fall.

Thank you for your Word that gives

Guidance to our life.

Thank you for being there

When I am dealing with strife.

Thank you for listening to my needs

As I pray.

Thank you for bringing me back

When I have strayed.

Thank you, God, for all

You have given me.

And, thank you, Jesus

For setting me free.

Pastor Appreciation Poems 

A Good Shepherd by Reid Walters

Great and compassionate leader

Often teaching our congregation the truth

Open to anything that the Spirit wants

Desperate for the presence of the Lord

Sensational and caring guide

Hero of our community

Equipper of people

Passionate about people

Happy to serve

Essential to our hearts

Ready to take on life

Difference maker in our lives

-Reid Walters

Thank You for the Years of Wonderful Memories 

Thank you for the years of wonderful memories

The smiles and laughter that bring us joy 

You truly will be remembered for centuries

Because of all the goodness that you employ

Thank you for the decades of faithful service

Bringing worship and wisdom in due time

And when we talk its clear that you heard us 

Willing to pivot on a dime

Thank you for all you do and have done

We believe that God has just begun

The Greatest Role Models 

Respect is due to you both

Only God through you could have done this

Lifting our spirits with God’s Word

Empowering us with inspirational worship

Modeling What it Means to Follow God

Often choosing us over yourselves 

Displaying true, sacrificial love

Extraordinarily caring for us

Life would not be the same without you

Showing us how we should live

Short Poems that Say Thank You for Lending a Helping Hand 

A Poem Called Thank You

I really appreciate you,

Your helpful, giving ways,

And how your generous heart

Your unselfishness displays.

I thank you for your kindness,

I will not soon forget;

You’re one of the nicest people

I have ever met.

Thank You by Joanna Fuchs

Thank God For Those Who Serve by Catherine Pulsifer

Thank you God,

With great respect

We graciously thank you

For those who serve and protect.

Though danger be near and

The night is chilly and long,

We praise You for those –

Bless their courage so brave and strong.

Protect them from harm,

This and every day,

Watch over their families

From worry far away.

Their sacrifice grand allows us to

Lay our heads down at night,

Therefore Lord in Heaven,

Please grant these heroes great might!

A Poem for the Life of a Loved One

Lord, this year there’s an empty chair at the table.

But instead of feeling sad, we give You thanks for (his, her) life.

(Name) helped make us who we are today.

(His, her) love and wisdom got us through every crisis, large and small.

And we give thanks for the laughter. Lots of laughter.

Lord, You blessed us with (his, her) presence here on earth,

But through Your Son Jesus, we will all be able to enjoy (name)

In heaven with You forever.

Thank You for this priceless gift.


—Jack Zavada

Quicked Our Gratitude by William Dean Howells

Lord, for the erring thought

Not into evil wrought;

Lord, for the wicked will

Betrayed and baffled still;

For the heart from itself kept,

Our thanksgiving accept.

For ignorant hopes that were

Broken to our blind prayer;

For pain, death, sorrow, sent

Unto our chastisement;

For all loss of seeming good,

Quicken our gratitude.

The Love by Catherine Plusifer

Let me never take for granted

The love that you give.

Thank you, God for creating me

And letting me live.

Thank you, God for watching

Over family and friends

Thank you, God for being

With me to the end.

Thank you, God for sending

Jesus Your Son, so

Your love we will

Always know.

Thank You Poems to Share with Others

Pastor Poems to Thank a Congregation 

The Body of Jesus Christ 

Thank you to the Body of Christ

We could not do what we do without you

Your value cannot be priced

Your unity and commitment is true

This church is built on every team member

Sacrificing time and energy to serve the kingdom

The fire of this church is from your ember

You bring the community an incredible rhythm

Thank you for all you do

With you, God is doing something new

By Reid Walters

The Faithful Community 

This garden of community is watered by faith

As this place fosters peace and relationship

Positivity is the case

We will see a generational shift

This city built on the foundation of God’s love

Will become a thriving place for everyone

We will be as innocent as a dove

Where we can all collectively carry on 

The city will be impacted by this faith community

Empowered by the Lord’s Sovereignty 

-Reid Walters

The Best Congregation

Congregation, you are a gift of Jesus

Your care and passion make a huge difference

As I wrestled through difficult times 

You continued to be faithful to the church

In the good times, you brought about even more joy

Showing the world the good news

You’ve had a response of praise weekly

To the things that God has done in your lives

You have showered my family with good things

Your words constantly uplift our spirits. 

Today, we express gratitude for you,

And say thank you for you faithfulness to the church

Thank you.

Thanks For Everything by J.C. Barcus

For all that God in mercy sends.

For health and children, home and friends;

For comfort m the time of need.

For every kindly word and deed.

For happy thoughts and holy talk,

For guidance in our daily walk;

For everything give thanks.

For beauty in this world of ours,

For verdant grass and lovely flowers,

For song of birds, for hum of bees,

For refreshing summer breeze;

For hill and plain, for streams and wood.

For the great ocean’s mighty flood.

For everything give thanks.

For sweet sleep which comes with night,

For the returning .morning’s light.

For the stars glittering in the sky,

For these and everything we see,

O, Lord our hearts we lift to Thee,

For everything give thanks.

A Collection of Thanksgiving Poems 

Thanksgiving by Ralph Waldo Emerson

For each new morning with its light,

For rest and shelter of the night,

For health and food,

For love and friends,

For everything Thy goodness sends.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

A Thanksgiving Day Prayer by Scott Wesemann

Lord, so oftentimes, as any other day

When we sit down to our meal and pray

We hurry along and make fast the blessing

Thanks, amen. Now please pass the dressing

We’re slaves to the olfactory overload

We must rush our prayer before the food gets cold

But Lord, I’d like to take a few minutes more

To really give thanks to what I’m thankful for

For my family, my health, a nice soft bed

My friends, my freedom, a roof over my head

I’m thankful right now to be surrounded by those

Whose lives touch me more than they’ll ever possibly know

Thankful Lord, that You’ve blessed me beyond measure

Thankful that in my heart lives life’s greatest treasure

That You, dear Jesus, reside in that place

And I’m ever so grateful for Your unending grace

So please, heavenly Father, bless this food You’ve provided

And bless each and every person invited


—Scott Wesemann

A Traditional Thanksgiving Hymn by Theodore Baker

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;

He chastens and hastens his will to make known;

The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing,

Sing praises to his name: He forgets not his own.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,

Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;

So from the beginning the fight we were winning;

Thou, Lord, wast at our side, All glory be thine!

We all do extol thee, thou leader triumphant,

And pray that thou still our defender wilt be.

Let thy congregation escape tribulation;

Thy name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!


A Thank You Poem for God’s Daily Provision 

Thank God For His Gifts by Catherine Pulsifer

So often in this world, we think

Our accomplishments we have done

But may we never forget, God gave us gifts,

He gave us His Son.

You have given us

Let me be thankful

And not make a fuss.

When things don’t go my way

I must remember you above

As your timing is better

And you are full of love.