There are hundreds of thanksgiving scriptures in the Bible, but the book of Psalms is packed with David’s gratefulness and thanksgiving to God. These thanksgiving scriptures in Psalms reveal David’s heart and his abundant thankfulness for the difficult and the good things in his life. He spent so much time praising God even when he was in a tight spot or feeling fearful.
The lessons from these thanksgiving scriptures in Psalms encompass a way of living a life full of gratitude. Rather than counting the things that aren’t going well, David counts the things he has to be thankful for. He also writes about the difficulties, but the gratitude is intermingled between the hardships.
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Thanksgiving Bible Verses
Each one of these thanksgiving Bible verses tells a brief story of gratefulness. David spent a lot of time praising God and these thanksgiving Bible verses are a testament to the gratitude in his heart. Each of these thanksgiving scriptures in Psalms is taken from the New International Version (NIV).
- Psalm 118:1 – Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
- Psalm 106:1 – Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
- Psalm 35:18 – I will give you thanks in the great assembly; among the throngs I will praise you.
- Psalm 136:1 – Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.
- Psalm 86:12 – I will praise you, Lord, my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.
- Psalm 54:6 – I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your name, Lord, for it is good.
- Psalm 118:29 – Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
- Psalm 79:13 – Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will praise you forever; from generation to generation we will proclaim your praise.
- Psalm 7:17 – I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High.
- Psalm 9:1- I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
- Psalm 28:7 – The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
- Psalm 35:18 – The Lord is my strength and my shield;
- my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
- My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
- Psalm 52:9 – For what you have done I will always praise you in the presence of your faithful people. And I will hope in your name, for your name is good.
- Psalm 69:30 – I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.
- Psalm 147:7 – I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.
- Psalm 95:1-3 – Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods.
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Thanksgiving Psalm 100
Psalm 100 may be one of the most familiar thanksgiving scriptures in Psalms. You may have even heard it set to music. Just reading through these short five verses of thanksgiving, you can hear the gratefulness from David’s heart for what God has done and who He is.
In this thanksgiving Psalm 100, David simplifies our relationship with God. Verse three reminds us of who we are to God. Psalm 100:2, 3, and 4 tell us what we should do about it, and verse five reviews the reasons why we should offer our gratitude.
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
How many times do the Psalms say give thanks? It all depends on the version of the Bible you are quoting, but it is often enough to realize that it was very important to King David. David was considered a “man after God’s heart” and his heartfelt gratitude helped him to look for the good and the blessings in his life and be grateful for them.
As you read these thanksgiving scriptures in Psalms, take a moment to reflect on what you are thankful for and praise God for those things. Practice an attitude of gratitude and seeing and recognizing the blessings in your life each day. Then take the time to thank God through prayer, song, journaling, or telling others of God’s blessings to you.
Write a few of these thanksgiving scriptures in Psalms down on notecards and pass them along to others with the challenge that they too look for their blessings and share their gratitude.
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