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Scriptures on Giving Thanks

Here are some scriptures on giving thanks that I’ve been thinking on over the last week. They were also the scriptures that I used for the preservice time of prayer we had last Sunday.

Thank God for all the Wonders He’s Made

I come to your altar, O LORD,
7 singing a song of thanksgiving
and telling of all your wonders.
8 I love your sanctuary, LORD,
the place where your glorious presence dwells.
Psalm 26:5

Thank God for Our Freedom From the Penalty of Sin

16 O LORD, I am your servant;
yes, I am your servant, born into your household;
you have freed me from my chains.
17 I will offer you a sacrifice of thanksgiving
and call on the name of the LORD.
Psalm 116:16-17

Thank God for Watching Over and Caring For Us

1 Come, let us sing to the LORD!
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come to him with thanksgiving.
Let us sing psalms of praise to him.
3 For the LORD is a great God,
a great King above all gods. 7 for he is our God.
We are the people he watches over,
the flock under his care.
If only you would listen to his voice today!
Psalm 95:1-3,7

Thank God Because it’s A Good Thing

1 It is good to give thanks to the LORD,
to sing praises to the Most High.
2 It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning,
your faithfulness in the evening,
Psalm 92:1-2

Repeatedly Give God Thanks For Standing Beside Us When We are In Need

But I will give repeated thanks to the LORD,
praising him to everyone.31 For he stands beside the needy,
ready to save them from those who condemn them.
Psalm 109:30-31

Thank God Because He is Near

1 We thank you, O God!
We give thanks because you are near.
People everywhere tell of your wonderful deeds.
Psalm 75:1

Thank God for His Love that Endures Forever

1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.
2 Give thanks to the God of gods. His faithful love endures forever.
3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords. His faithful love endures forever.
4 Give thanks to him who alone does mighty miracles. His faithful love endures forever.
5 Give thanks to him who made the heavens so skillfully. His faithful love endures forever.
6 Give thanks to him who placed the earth among the waters. His faithful love endures forever.
7 Give thanks to him who made the heavenly lights—His faithful love endures forever.
Psalm 136:1-7

Give Thanks For Everything – the Good, the Bad, the Helpful, the Hurtful

18 Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit,19 singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, and making music to the Lord in your hearts. 20 And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 5:18-20

Come before God with Thanksgiving

1 Shout with joy to the LORD, all the earth!
2 Worship the LORD with gladness.
Come before him, singing with joy.
3 Acknowledge that the LORD is God!
He made us, and we are his.
We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the LORD is good.
His unfailing love continues forever,
and his faithfulness continues to each generation.
Psalm 100

Thank God for Answering Our Prayers

21 I thank you for answering my prayer
and giving me victory!
22 The stone that the builders rejected
has now become the cornerstone.
23 This is the LORD’s doing,
and it is wonderful to see.
24 This is the day the LORD has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:21-24

Thank God by Living as We Should

5 Oh, that my actions would consistently reflect your decrees!
6 Then I will not be ashamed when I compare my life with your commands.
7 As I learn your righteous regulations, I will thank you by living as I should!
Psalm 119:5-7

Thank God for Wonderfully Making Us

13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
Psalm 139:13-14

Thank God for His Unchanging Mercy & Compassion

8 The LORD is merciful and compassionate,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
9 The LORD is good to everyone.
He showers compassion on all his creation.
10 All of your works will thank you, LORD,
and your faithful followers will praise you.
11 They will speak of the glory of your kingdom;
they will give examples of your power.
Psalm 145:8-11

Thank God in Every Circumstance

16 Always be joyful.
17 Never stop praying.
18 Be thankful in all circumstances,
for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

Thank God for All He Has Done

6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
Philippians 4:6