Good fish

Prayer Spaces at Home and a Thanksgiving prayer

God’s Kingdom is like a fishing net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish.  After being pulled up on the shore the good fish was collected in baskets while the bad ones were thrown away.  The good fish represent those of us who have a good relationship with God while the bad ones are those who do not care and are not willing to get to know God.

  • Take some time to think what can you do or say in your everyday life so that you can be chosen with the good like the good fish.
  • On the fish-template provided, write some of these good actions which you thought of.
  • Now you can say a prayer to God asking Him to help you do these good deeds in your everyday life.

A prayer of thanksgiving

Thank you, o God,
for letting me live in exciting days.
Give your blessing
to all my acts, past and present,
that they may lead to a happier world
when I am gone.

Thank you, loving God,
for joy, for suffering,
for tears, for laughter,
for the air, the rain,
the sky, and the earth.

Thank you
for the life I have lived
and for the life
I will live in heaven
with you forever.


How to use this space

God speaks to us in many ways, including through prayer at home. Here you will find useful background and activities to better understand how to pray, helping you to connect with God in your daily life in a meaningful way.