Bible Verses of Thanks

Giving thanks is not just a for holidays with parades and turkeys. Giving thanks is stopping every day to take inventory on all the blessings God has bestowed on you.

Living a grateful life will help you to life a happy life. We cannot take for granted all that is around us.

Many will remember to say grace over their meal. Many will even list things that they are grateful for. But we must also remember WHO we are thankful to. Don't just say you are "grateful for", say you are "grateful to God for".

Give thanks to God throughout your day!

(Photo by Don & Tonya Christner)

Scripture Verses of Thanksgiving in the Old Testament

1 Chronicles 16:8
Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.

1 Chronicles 16:34
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

1 Chronicles 16:35
Cry out, “Save us, O God our Savior; gather us and deliver us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name, that we may glory in your praise.”

1 Chronicles 29:13
Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.

Daniel 2:23
“I thank and praise you, O God of my fathers: You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king.”

Jonah 2:9
But I, with a song of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. Salvation comes from the LORD.”

Ceremony of Thanksgiving - Verses of Thanks

For Church Services, Bible Studies, or Family Devotions

Print each of these verses out, and cut them so that each verse is on its own little slip of paper. Place the slips into a bowl, plate, or bag.

With your group in a circle, pass the bowl around so everyone can chose a verse. Then go around having each person read their verse and then share with the group one thing they are grateful to God for.

This could also be incorporated into the worship service. Attach one verse to each person’s worship bulletin. During the service, the leader can randomly call on someone in the church to share what they are thankful for. They can stand, tell something they are thankful for, and then read there verse. Intermingle choruses about thanks for a memorable and meaningful service.

Songs of Thanksgiving

Give praise to God in song. Music is so powerful. These beautiful songs are all about thanking God for all His many blessings.

Give Thanks - The Best of Hosanna! Music Sheet MusicA Song Of Thanksgiving Sheet MusicA New Thanksgiving Sheet MusicCanticle Of Thanksgiving Sheet MusicFor The Fruits of This Creation
I Will Enter His Gates
Let All Things Now Living
My Gratitude Now Accept, O God
We Gather Together
We Thank You, Lord
more songs of thanksgiving…

Thanksgiving Verses in the Book of Psalm

Psalms of Thanksgiving (NIV)

Thank you Psalm 7:17
I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.

Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.

Psalm 30:12
that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever.

Psalm 35:18
I will give you thanks in the great assembly; among throngs of people I will praise you.

Psalm 75:1
We give thanks to you, O God, we give thanks, for your Name is near; men tell of your wonderful deeds.

Psalm 95:2
Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.

Psalm 100:4
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

Psalm 118:19
Open for me the gates of righteousness; I will enter and give thanks to the LORD.

Psalm 118:21
I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.

(Thank you magnets photo by vistamommy used under CC 2.0)

Thanksgiving Devotionals

Take a few moments each day to be thankful.
Revive Our Hearts: The Attitude of Gratitude
Listen or Read the Transcript from this Nancy Leigh Radio Series - Are you a grateful person? What difference does gratefulness make?
A Tisket, A Tasket - God Has Filled My Blessing Basket
Thanksgiving devotional by Julia Bettencourt.
Our Daily Bread - Be Filled With Thankfulness
Throughout history, many cultures have set aside a time for expressing their thankfulness. In the US, Thanksgiving Day originated with the pilgrims. In the midst of extreme hardship...
6 Creative Ways to Develop Gratitude
Here are six creative ways to help develop an attitude of gratitude - by Jeanne Winters

The Music of Gratitude

Songs of Thanksgiving

Gratitude allows a person to recognize all the wonderful things that God has given them, and an attitude of gratitude often bubbles over into inspiration. There are so many beautiful songs of thanksgiving!

Preview these songs of gratitude, and click the Buy MP3 button to download the full song (legally!).

Verses of Thanksgiving in the New Testament

(New International Version - NIV)

Photo by David Woo used under CC 2.0. Mark 6:41
Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to set before the people. He also divided the two fish among them all.

Romans 1:8
[Paul's Longing to Visit Rome] First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.

1 Corinthians 1:4
[Thanksgiving] I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.

1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 2:14
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him.

2 Corinthians 9:15
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

Ephesians 5:20
always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Colossians 2:6-7
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

Colossians 3:15
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

Colossians 3:16
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

Colossians 3:17
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

1 Thessalonians 1:2
We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers.

1 Thessalonians 2:13
And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe.

1 Timothy 1:12
[The Lord's Grace to Paul] I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me faithful, appointing me to his service.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 12:28
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.

Photo by David Woo used under CC 2.0.


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  • TigerJoo Mar 05, 2014 @ 6:23 pm
    Awesome lens! I emphasize "gratitude" to God in a small book I wrote very recently. I would be honored if you check out my lens and see. I did a thorough analysis of E=mc² and discovered some fascinating facts about us and the universe. Thank you so much for this extraordinary lens. I can tell a lot of thought went into it.
  • TanoCalvenoa Aug 22, 2013 @ 5:18 pm
    Excellent lens! When I saw the title of it, I immediately thought of Psalm 100. God is truly the source of all things which are good and beneficial, and it would be wrong for us to not be extremely grateful.
  • WinWriter Jan 12, 2013 @ 2:35 pm
    Praise God from whom all blessings flow! *Angel Blessed*
  • Senora_M Nov 13, 2012 @ 4:16 pm
    Cool lens. I've been putting a Thanksgiving verse on my facebook every day this month. This lens definitely comes in handy!
  • Big_Joe Nov 12, 2012 @ 3:48 pm
    Great lens, Thank God for all that you have, because without him, you would not have it.
  • Nov 09, 2012 @ 9:43 am
    Thank God with a cheerful heart! - As Thanksgiving draws near again, I count my blessings even more, because I have so much to truly be thankful for, because of a loving God, family, and friends. - God Bless!
  • tamjo5 Nov 08, 2012 @ 8:30 am
    This is a great lens. Giving thanks before I even get out of bed makes my day better and I am more aware all day that God is with me. The GREAT thing is that even if I am not aware of the fact that God is there, HE IS. The Nancy Leigh DeMoss book you listed above is a great book, all her books are. :)
  • R. mathi alaan Nov 03, 2012 @ 10:07 am
    first you believe god then you pray anything it will happen step by step as per you trust ( about god) with god if you believe 100% it will happen 100% , if you belive 10% it wiil same
  • Bornagain16 Oct 24, 2012 @ 3:15 am
    Thank you so much for creating this lens.
  • mommysue Oct 18, 2012 @ 7:05 pm
    We are created to honor our Creator. Thank you for this great resource.

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