Thankful Bible Verses

Being thankful is not just for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Bible Scriptures tells us to be “thankful in everything, in all circumstance.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18) When we find ourselves filled with challenges about tomorrow, we can always thank and praise God for who He is and His promise to never leave us or forsake us. Thank the LORD God that we have been blessed with the gift of salvation and eternal life through faith in our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ.

The Bible Scripture verses selected tells us to be ‘thankful in everything, in all circumstances’ (1 Thessalonians 5:18). When we find ourselves overwhelmed with burdens and anxious about tomorrow, we can praise God for who He is and His promise to never leave us or forsake us. When we pray with thanksgiving, we experience the blessings of God’s presence and His goodness toward us. Even amid a COVID pandemic outbreak, job loss, sickness, and even the death of a loved one, we have much to be thankful for each day on earth. Read these thankful Bible verses to reflect on all that we must be grateful for in all things. Find a quiet time to pray and thank God, read the Scripture verses provided out-loud, and find a renewed heart that is filled with peace and joy of the LORD God.

Be Thankful Scripture Verses for Meditation

Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is Good! For His mercy endures forever.” (1 Chronicles 16:34)

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” (Colossians 3:17)

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.” (1 Chronicles 16:34)

But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:57)

Oh, give thanks to the LORD! Call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples!” (Psalm 105:1)

And whatever you do in word or deed, do all the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” (Colossians 3:17)


And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is My body which is given to you; do this in remembrance of Me.’” (Luke 22:19)

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.’” (Matthew 26:27-18)

Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.” (Colossians 4:2)

While you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God.” (2 Corinthians 9:11)

But I will sacrifice to You with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay what I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.” (Jonah 2:9)

I will praise You, O LORD, among the peoples, and I will sing praises to You among the nations.” (Psalm 108:3)

The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; therefore, my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him.” (Psalm 28:7)

And He took bread, gave thanks, and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’” (Luke 22:19)

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be make known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)

And in that day, you will say: ‘Praise the LORD, call upon His name; declare His deeds among the peoples, make mention that His name is exalted.’” (Isaiah 12:4)

We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other.” (2 Thessalonians 1:3)

I thank You and praise You, O God of my fathers; You have given me wisdom and might and have now made known to me what we asked You, for You have made known to us the king’s demand.” (Daniel 2:23)

And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body.’” (Matthew 26:26)


Then He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed and broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the multitude. So, they all ate and were filled, and twelve baskets of the leftover fragments were taken up by them.” (Luke 9:16-17)

A Thanksgiving Prayer for Gratitude and Giving Thanks to God

O LORD our God and Heavenly Father, thank You for Your indescribable grace and mercy. You have provided bread, water, clothing and shelter each day for the nourishment of our earthly bodies. LORD, please grant us Your peace to use these gifts from Your hands with a thankful, reverent heart. Let Your blessing rest on these gifts, for our comfort and sustenance. Heavenly Father, I am so grateful today. My heart overflows with gratitude for Your gift of salvation through faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am so thankful for my family, my home, my Savior. Father, we praise You today with our hearts and songs, we praise You for Your faithfulness, we praise You for Your great power and love. We confess our need for You, our lives do not go so well when we just spin around on our own. Lord, Thank You that You are a loving, gracious God. Thank You that You have offered us forgiveness and the gift of new life in You. Thank You that Your love is perfect, it never fails, and that nothing can separate us from Your love. Today, I ask for nothing and thank You for all things. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Scripture verses are taken from the New King James Version of the Holy Bible.

By Constance A. Burns, NAAV Volunteer Contributor for Scripture Readings, Moments of Meditation and Spiritual Wellness, email:

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