30 Verses on Thankfulness

It’s easy to get swept away in the rush of everyday life and forget to be grateful for all the things we’ve been given, especially during the holiday season. When that happens, little by little, we start to feel on-edge, easily angered, and forget about the goodness of God. But I’m hoping that these verses will help foster a heart of thankfulness and bring you back to what’s most important, Jesus.

1. Colossians 4:2

Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.

2. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

3. Philippians 4:6

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

4. 2 Corinthians 9:11

Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God.

5. 1 Timothy 4:4-5

Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it but receive it with thanks. For we know it is made acceptable by the word of God and prayer.

6. Psalm 106:1

Praise the Lord! Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.

7. Hebrews 12:28-29

Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe. For our God is a devouring fire.

8. Hebrews 13:15

Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to his name.

9. Psalm 86:12

With all my heart I will praise you, O Lord my God. I will give glory to your name forever,

10. Psalm 9:1-2

I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.  I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.

11. Psalm 107:21

Let them praise the Lord for his great love and for the wonderful things he has done for them.

12. Psalm 69:30

Then I will praise God’s name with singing, and I will honor him with thanksgiving.

13. Colossians 3:16

Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.

14. 1 Chronicles 16:8

Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done.

15. Psalm 7:17

I will thank the Lord because he is just; I will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.

16. Psalm 13:5

But I trust in your unfailing love. I will rejoice because you have rescued me.

17. 1 Chronicles 16:35

Cry out, “Save us, O God of our salvation!
Gather and rescue us from among the nations,
so we can thank your holy name
and rejoice and praise you.”

18. Psalm 34:8

Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!

19. Psalms 95:2

Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him.

20. Psalms 92:1-2

It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
to sing praises to the Most High.
It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning,
your faithfulness in the evening,

21. Psalm 97:12

May all who are godly rejoice in the Lord
and praise his holy name!

22. Psalms 103:1

Let all that I am praise the Lord;
with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.

23. Colossians 3:17

And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.

24. 1 Samuel 12:24

But be sure to fear the Lord and faithfully serve him. Think of all the wonderful things he has done for you.

25. Psalm 4:7

You have given me greater joy
than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine.

26. Psalms 100:4

Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him and praise his name.

27. Romans 8:28

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

28. Psalms 32:11

So rejoice in the Lord and be glad, all you who obey him!
Shout for joy, all you whose hearts are pure!

29. Ezra 3:11

With praise and thanks, they sang this song to the Lord: “He is so good! His faithful love for Israel endures forever!”

30. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

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

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lynne head
lynne head
November 2, 2023 1:53 pm

Hi thank you for these reminders! BTW, what version are these from?

Alaina Goode
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November 7, 2023 11:40 am

New Living Translation (NLT)

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