Whether you are going through a hard time, facing an illness, worried about a loved one, avoided a downfall or were spared from scary news, people are rooting for you. Some of those well-wishers likely sent you messages of support, or phoned to let you know you are on their mind and in their prayers.
Now that you have received their love in ethereal form, thank people for their thoughts and prayers with a written thank-you message.
“Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers”
For a standard expression of thanks, go with something tried and true:
- I can’t thank you all enough for your prayers. The hours of uncertainty were made tolerable by your kind prayers of strength, and were a reminder to me that gratitude is the state in which I regain all health.
- It is comforting to have so many friends praying for me.
- The surgery was a success! I spent a week at physio rehab and now I’m home. My husband has me propped up at the computer so I can read all your prayers and lovely notes; thank you!
- Thank you for the prayer and spiritual advice. Please continue to remember me and my family in prayer, especially my children’s marriages and my grandchildren, for wisdom and divine protection at home and in the school.
- Thank you for your continued prayers!
- I give thanks for my friends, for connection and comfort, for strength and unity, for forgiveness and love, and for the countless blessings both known and as of yet unknown.
- I am thankful to be back in my cozy home; I will reach out when I feel stronger. I am meditating on these wise words: “any energy you needlessly expend is directing that energy away from healing” — it sounds better to my brain that hearing “don’t wear yourself out”. 🙂
- You and I know that prayers often work better than pills, and I’m living proof. Thank you for your prayers during my illness, the doctor couldn’t believe I recovered so quickly and fully!
- Bless you all. Thank you for praying for Bill’s speedy recovery and return to normal soon.
- Thank goodness for medical technology, ginger tea, and all of your prayers and well-wishes! Much appreciated.
- There’s nothing like being able to come home to recover! I’m taking it easy for a while and letting others do the work. They hope I don’t get used to it. 🙂 Thanks for all your prayers — they are working!
- It was wonderful to hear from you, I am thankful for all your prayers and good thoughts sent my way for a smooth recovery.
- Thoughtfulness is a virtue, and your thoughtful words and actions show how much time and effort you put into choosing something just right for my needs. I will always treasure both the act and how much you care.
- I wanted to send a note to thank you for taking the time to pray for our family this week. Your help was needed and appreciated. I pray that the Lord will receive the thoughtfulness you gave as an act of service for Him. God bless you!
- God’s timing is always perfect. He knows everything we need, so I must have needed a little kindness in my life. He powerfully used your act of kindness, so thank you for everything that you have done. My prayer is that the Lord will bless you for your kindness.
One-Liner Quotes to say ‘Thanks for your prayers!’
While writing from the heart is the most meaningful and precious gift you can give in written form, sometimes a well-known phrase helps to set the tone of the card and focus your thank-you. If you have a blank card and the emptiness inside feels too intimidating to get started, feel free to use the words of another if they resonate with your thankful heart:
- A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.
- Thanks for being a rainbow in my cloud.
- Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. — Woodrow T. Wilson
- Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.
- Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.
- True friends see the state of your heart and not the smile on your face.
- It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
- A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.
- A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.
- Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.
- Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
- To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.
- A true friend is someone who is there for you when they’d rather be anywhere else.
Thank You For the Comforting Note After Surgery
I enjoyed the card you sent while I was recovering from my surgery. At such times, the minutes drag and words from the outside are so welcome! Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
Related: Sympathy notes for someone suffering; what to say when someone dies; and words of thanks for sympathy notes, get-well cards, funeral flowers, and hospice support. Reciprocate by sending good night prayers for loved ones.
BillieI like to climb mountains, read Nietzsche, and explore the West Coast. I have a BA from York University (2003) in Toronto, Canada, and yet on this site I sometimes spell like an American (know your audience). Thank you. Thank you very much.
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