Many of you reading about gratitude affirmations might be wondering if gratitude is an appropriate practice for Christians.
The answer is a thousand resounding yes’es!
Why are Gratitude Affirmations So Important?
Gratitude affirmations may not only be appropriate for Christians, they in fact may be the ideal prayer for Christians.
We know you can be grateful for the obvious, the good things in your life you can see. That’s easy.
But when you practice gratitude, you must assume something to be true, regardless of whether you are able to readily see it in your world or not.
Which also sounds a lot like faith.
How Gratitude Affirmations and Faith Work Together
For instance, perhaps you are lacking self-confidence.
You start your gratitude affirmations practice by saying (out loud or in your mind) “I am so grateful I am a confident man/woman.”
By making this statement of gratitude, you are assuming the thing you desire (your confidence) to be true, even though you haven’t seen the evidence of it yet.
That is a statement of faith.
After assuming that thing to be true, you begin to believe it to be true.
Faith without belief is not faith at all. Only hope.
Then, once you believe it to be true, you begin to see it manifest in your life.
I suppose we can call that the “life cycle of faith”.
Which also really underscores the need to stop believing negative things about yourself and therefore manifesting those beliefs. Your beliefs are hugely important, which is why gratitude affirmations need to be a part of everyone’s lives.
Take another read through your Gospels for more evidence. Jesus believed many things to be true even though the physical evidence said otherwise.
Just ask Lazarus.
We call that having faith and authority.
Which you have as well.
Why Gratitude Affirmations are Essential for Christians
“And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” – Matthew 21:22
If you are a Christian, not only is there a place for gratitude affirmations in your prayer practice, it may need to be the centerpiece of it if you are looking to increase your faith and receive those things you are praying for.
Think about it this way. If you are not already grateful for the things you ask of God when you ask, do you really believing God will deliver on those things for which you are asking?
If you are grateful for those things, however, it is impossible not to believe that you already have those things.
Scripture-based Gratitude Affirmations
With that in mind, let’s get into some personal gratitude affirmations, based on scripture, that you can apply to your prayer practice today.
They are good for anybody, great for starting your day off right in victory, and are great for any time you are feeling a little down, off, or need a boost of some strength and confidence.
As you study the Bible, you’ll likely find more and more to add, so keep this as an ongoing list to power up your prayer life, and your life in general!
Let’s get started with some foundational prayer affirmations I have personally used for years.
- I am so grateful I am more than a conqueror. Romans 8:37
- I am so grateful I am the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21
- I am so grateful I have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16
- I am so grateful I have a spirit of power, of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
- I am so grateful no weapon formed against me shall prosper. Isaiah 54:17
If you like to end your prayers with “in Jesus’s name”, go ahead and do so after each affirmation or after the whole set of them. Then watch your belief, joy, strength, and confidence take off as these truths take hold in your life, perhaps in a way they hadn’t before.
Let me know if there are any scriptures you would add to this list in the comments below.
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