30 Heart-Warming Bible Verses For Thanksgiving & Gratitude

Published: Nov 19, 2021
Thanksgiving is a joyful holiday of giving thanks for what we love and what better to be thankful for than the divine gift of life? Find the best thankful Bible verses for Thanksgiving in this collection of grateful scripture quotes!

Read the following collection of powerful Thanksgiving Bible verses for inspiration to live with gratitude and joy in Jesus Christ!

Thanksgiving is a joyful holiday of giving thanks for what we love and what better to be thankful for than the divine gift of life? Expressing gratitude is a vital part of building a life of happiness and humility. In the modern era, we frequently become impatient and envious even amidst the wealth and convenience we now experience. But more importantly, beyond the material gains, we should be thankful for the spiritual gifts of internal and eternal peace achieved by living righteously. Remembering to be thankful can be tough, so we gathered the best Bible verses about giving thanks.

Prayer for Thanksgiving Day

Lord God, heavenly Father, from you we receive many abundant blessings without ceasing, and day by day you graciously protect us from all evil. We pray, through your Spirit give us grace to receive your gifts with thankful hearts, and to confess the true faith, so that we may praise and thank you for your wonderful gifts and graces everywhere; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Discover the most inspiring and heart-warming Bible verses for being thankful in the Scripture collection below. These are also wonderful verses to write out on Thanksgiving Day and share with your family and friends that gather.

To help you in thanking God, we created a 30 Days of Gratitude Prayer Guide HERE. Download and print this guide to keep with you as a reminder of God's love and promises.

Inspirational Bible Verses for Thanksgiving

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1 Thessalonians 5:18 

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Ephesians 5:20 

Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

James 1:17 

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Psalm 50:14 

Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High,

Colossians 3:15 

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

Hebrews 13:15 

Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.

Psalm 100:4 

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!

2 Corinthians 2:14 

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

Psalm 116:12 

What shall I render to the Lord for all his benefits to me?

Lamentations 3:23 

They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Faith-Filled Thanksgiving Bible Verses

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Philippians 4:6 

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Colossians 4:2 

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

1 Chronicles 16:8 

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!

Psalm 95:1-3 

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

Colossians 3:17 

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Psalm 31:19 

Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind!

Psalm 103:2 

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,

2 Corinthians 4:15  

For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

Psalm 95:2 

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

1 Chronicles 16:34 

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

Scripture Quotes on Being Thankful

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Psalm 7:17 

I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.

Psalm 69:30 

I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.

2 Corinthians 9:15  

Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!

1 Timothy 2:1 

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

1 Thessalonians 1:2

We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers,

Numbers 6:24-26

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

Ephesians 1:15-16

For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!

Daily Thanksgiving to God

Dear God, Thank you for your amazing power and work in our lives, thank you for your goodness and for your blessings over us. Thank you for your great love and care. Thank you for your sacrifice so that we might have freedom and life. Forgive us for when we don't thank you enough, for who you are, for all that you do, for all that you've given. Help us to set our eyes and our hearts on you afresh. Renew our spirits, fill us with your peace and joy. We love you and we need you, this day and every day. We give you praise and thanks, for You alone are worthy! In Jesus' Name, Amen.

- Debbie McDaniel, Crosswalk.com Contributor

A Prayer of Gratitude

Let us, therefore, proclaim our gratitude to Providence for manifold blessings–let us be humbly thankful for inherited ideals–and let us resolve to share those blessings and those ideals with our fellow human beings throughout the world.

On that day let us gather in sanctuaries dedicated to worship and in homes blessed by family affection to express our gratitude for the glorious gifts of God, and let us earnestly and humbly pray that He will continue to guide and sustain us in the great unfinished tasks of achieving peace, justice, and understanding among all men and nations and of ending misery and suffering wherever they exist. – John F. Kennedy, November 5 (for Thanksgiving Day), 1963

What Bible verses and Scripture passages does your family read on Thanksgiving? Share in the comments below so our community can be encouraged!

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