Thanksgiving Verses

Thanksgiving verses are found throughout Scripture, and are particularly prolific in the Psalms. An "attitude of gratitude" makes life's tough situations easier to handle. As one old saying aptly puts it: I pitied the man who had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet."

Regardless of how difficult our circumstances may be, there is always someone worse off than we are. And giving thanks in the midst of trouble is one of the most powerful actions we can take.

Here are some Thanksgiving verses, also known as Thanksgiving Day prayers, to lift your thoughts heavenward:

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Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
-Psalm 100: 4-5

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.
- I Chronicles 16:8-9

In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
- I Thessalonians 5: 18

Thanksgiving Quotes

What kind of thanksgiving quotes have graced our literature as we look back through the decades and centuries of time?

Here are a few highlights:

Remember God's bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks,
to joy, to gratitude!

- Henry Ward Beecher

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Heap high the board with plenteous cheer,
and gather to the feast,
And toast the sturdy Pilgrim band
whose courage never ceased.
Give praise to that All-Gracious One
by whom their steps were led,
And thanks unto the harvest's Lord
who sends our daily bread.

- Alice Williams Brotherton

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