Gratitude in the Bible

Amanda at Let’s Take the Metro hosts The Gratitude Post every week and I’ve been planning on joining for some time but just haven’t gotten around to it. Well, I’m actually technically not joining this week either. Instead, before I do officially join for the first time, I wanted to compile a list of verses on being thankful. I NEED this reminder. I am a pessimistic person by nature and it is a fight for me to stay positive and thankful. I appreciate Amanda’s focus on gratitude every week and so this is my prequel to actually participating myself. I hope you, too, can benefit from these reminders to be thankful from Scripture.


Therefore I will praise you among the nations, O Lord; I will sing praises to your name. Ps. 18:49

Sing to the Lord, you saints of His; praise His holy name. Ps. 30:4

That my heart may sing to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give You thanks forever. Ps. 30:12

I will praise God’s name in song and glorify Him with thanksgiving. Ps. 69:30

We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks, for Your Name is near; men tell of Your wonderful deeds. Ps. 75:1

It is good to praise the Lord and make music to Your name, O Most High Ps. 92:1

Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song. Ps. 95:2

Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous, and praise His holy name. Ps. 97:12

Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. Ps. 100:4

Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; make known among the nations what He has done. Ps. 105:1

Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever. Ps 106:1

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. Ps. 107:1

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever. Ps. 136:1-3

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. I Cor. 15:57

But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him. II Cor. 2:14

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! II Cor. 9:15

Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Eph 5:20

I thank my God every time I remember You. Phil. 1:3

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Phil. 4:6

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints–the faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel that has come to you. All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God’s grace in all its truth. Col. 1:3-6

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Col. 3:15

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Col. 3:17

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Col. 4:2

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. I Thess. 5:18

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that He considered me faithful, appointing me to His service. I Tim. 1:12

I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone I Tim. 2:1

Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise–the fruit of lips that confess His name. Heb. 13:15

All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying: “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!” Rev. 7:11-12

And the twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying: “We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken Your great power and have begun to reign. Rev. 11:16-17

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