(I/we) thank you for (something)

This is a very formal way to thank someone. It is commonly used in prayers. For example:

Lord, I thank you for all the gifts that you have given me.

Another situation in which you might use "we thank you" is in a formal note to your employees or coworkers at work, like this:

We thank you sincerely for all of the hard work that you have done.

This phrase appears in these lessons: