As we move into a season of thanksgiving, use these Bible verses about thanksgiving to cultivate gratitude in your home and life.
This post is full of Bible verses about thanksgiving, as well as verses to inspire words of gratitude to God.
Verses like these tend to get a lot of attention around Thanksgiving Day, when we are focused on giving thanks.
But the truth is, giving thanks to God is something that should be a part of our daily life. Once we understand the steadfast love and grace of God, we should have a grateful heart every day!
Even in difficult times, we are able to have a thankful heart, because we are recipients of God’s blessings. The Word of God refers to this ability to sing songs of praise during hard times as “peace that surpasses all understanding”, and it is a gift of the indwelling Holy Spirit.
So, I hope that the verses found here will inspire an attitude of gratitude in your daily life!
How to Use These Verses to Inspire Thanksgiving
The verses found in this post are meant to remind you of the importance of thanksgiving, but also inspire you to give glory to God for all of His wonderful deeds.
When you read of the abundant grace and mercy of God that is revealed to us in Christ Jesus, take time to reflect on these truths through prayer.
The most important thing is that we aren’t just glossing over verses, but that we are allowing the Word of God to sink in to our hearts and minds. In turn, we develop a true heart of gratitude!
Thanksgiving Bible Verses (King James Version)
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Psalm 95:1 – 7
O come, let us sing unto the LORD: Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, And make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, And a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: The strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: And his hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down: Let us kneel before the LORD our maker. For he is our God; And we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
A Psalm of David
Bless the LORD, O my soul: And all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; Who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; Who crowneth thee with loving kindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; So that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
1 Chronicles 16:8-12
Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, Make known his deeds among the people. Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, Talk ye of all his wondrous works. Glory ye in his holy name: Let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. Seek the LORD and his strength, Seek his face continually. Remember his marvelous works that he hath done, His wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;
It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, Because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: Great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; Therefore will I hope in him.
2 Corinthians 2:14
O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; For his mercy endureth for ever.
O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: For his mercy endureth for ever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: For his mercy endureth for ever.
1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
Rejoice in the LORD , ye righteous;,And give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.
At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee Because of thy righteous judgments.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
2 Corinthians 9:15
Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
And in that day shall ye say, Praise the LORD, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted. Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.
I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.