Thanksgiving Bible Verses: 15 Great Scripture Quotes

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Thanksgiving Day is a time to reflect and be thankful for all that God has given us. There are many great Bible verses for Thanksgiving to reflect on. Although we mostly consider Thanksgiving Day to be something that is celebrated only in the United States of America, did you know other countries celebrate similar holidays and feasts? For example:

  • India celebrates harvest in various regions
  • Canada celebrates thanksgiving in October
  • The cornucopia is traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. It comes from Greek mythology and was said to be a “horn of plenty” that was given by the Greek god Zeus. The horn was believed to magically produce an endless supply of anything desired by the one who owns the horn.
  • The Chinese Festival of “Chung Ch’ui” — on this day many in China eat moon cakes (small yellow cakes) to celebrate the harvest moon
  • The Jewish feast of Sukkot is observed during the harvest season
  • Ancient Egyptians had a feast in honor of Min, the god of harvest and fertility
  • Lamas Day, was celebrated in the British Isles. On this day people would take a loaf of bread to church. The loaf was baked from the first harvest.
  • Harvest Festival is celebrated in the UK and as time goes on many of the American traditions and foods are added to celebration dinners.
  • Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in Croatia on August 5th. But rather than a thanksgiving holiday it is really a memorial to the day that the city of Knin was seized by the Croatian Army during the War of Independence.
  • Other countries such as Germany, Brazil, Ghana, Nigeria and Korea also have thanksgiving and/or harvest festivals

Let us not only be thankful one day a year but celebrate the greatness of our God with thanks everyday! This collection of Thanksgiving Bible Verses focus on reasons to praise our great God.

Featured Thanksgiving Verse:  Hebrews 12:28-29 Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.

These Thanksgiving Bible Scripture Verses are great for reading before any prayer on thanksgiving day.

Singing Thanksgiving Scriptures

What better way to praise and show thankfulness to the Lord then through song. The book of Psalms has some great verses that highlight the worship of God through singing.  Do you have a favorite thanksgiving song? Life of Praise by Casting Crowns is a great one worship God with.

Psalm 28:7 –The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.

Psalm 69:30  I will praise the name of God with song, And shall magnify Him with thanksgiving.

Psalm 95:1-6 – O Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, And a great King above all gods, In whose hand are the depths of the earth; The peaks of the mountains are His also. The sea is His, for it was He who made it; And His hands formed the dry land. Come, let us worship and bow down; Let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.

Powerful Thank You Bible Quotes

Exalt God for who He is. God has so many amazing attributes that we should focus on Glorifying Him for these.

For His Deeds

1 Chronicles 16:8 – Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples.

For His Power and Strength

Psalm 107:29-32 – He caused the storm to be still, So that the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad because they were quiet; So He guided them to their desired haven. Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, And for His wonders to the sons of men! Let them extol Him also in the congregation of the people, And praise Him at the seat of the elders.

More Strength Bible Verses

For His Foundation is Firm

Colossians 2:6-7  Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.

Speaking Praise Bible Passages

Being in constant communication with God throughout the day is a great way to show thankfulness and honor.

1 Chronicles 16:34 O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Psalm 34:1  I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Psalm 100:4  Enter His gates with thanksgiving, And His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless His name.

Jonah 2:9  But I will sacrifice to You With the voice of thanksgiving.  That which I have vowed I will pay Salvation is from the LORD.”

Ephesians 5:3-4  But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints; and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.

Thanksgiving Bible Verses

In Everything Give Thanks

Thankfulness Verses For Everything

No matter our situation we can be thankful for what God has done for us and for what He promises to do for us. Glorify Him in everything.

Colossians 3:15  And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.

1 Timothy 4:4-5 – For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, if it is received with gratitude; for it is sanctified by means of the word of God and prayer.

1 Thessalonians 5:18  in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Christian Quotes On Thanksgiving:

“A sensible thanksgiving for mercies received is a mighty prayer in the Spirit of God. It prevails with Him unspeakably.”  ~ John Bunyan

“We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.” ~ Harry Ironside

“That action is not warrantable which either fears to ask the divine blessing on its performance, or having succeeded, does not come withthanksgiving to God for its success.” ~ Francis Quarles

“We ought to shout out our thanksgiving as if every war were over; as if there were no more big taxes; as if there were no sickness, no crime.” ~ John R. Rice

“I preached on the righteousness of the law and the righteousness of faith. While I was speaking, several dropped down as dead and among the rest such a cry was heard of sinners groaning for the righteousness of faith that it almost drowned my voice. But many of these soon lifted up their heads with joy and broke out into thanksgiving, being assured they now had the desire of their soul – the forgiveness of their sins.” ~ John Wesley

For What Are You Thankful or What are Your Country’s Traditions?

How have you been blessed by the Lord? Or does your country celebrate a special day of Thanksgiving or a harvest festival? We would love to hear about it in the comments below.

Take a look at these other articles about Thanksgiving:


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{ 49 comments… read them below or add one }

Clara September 9, 2011 at 3:18 am

Thanks Josh, a thankful heart is a joyful heart. Lord make me overflow with gratitude and thanksgiving every hour of the day and night.


Caroline November 21, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Thank you for sharing these verses. 🙂


Kathy November 23, 2011 at 11:04 am

This site is awsome, it is a blessing to my soul!


Josh November 23, 2011 at 11:35 am

Thank you Clara, Caroline and Kathy for your encouraging comments! We are blessed to have you as readers at WCWTK. To God be all glory and praise!


Busisiwe December 2, 2011 at 5:45 am

wow! so much power! am blesssed.


Primrose March 3, 2012 at 12:29 am

I was truly blessed. I’m thankin God for everything he has done in my life and I wanted some scripture, so thank you because I found help here. To God be all the glory indeed!


David Imaa March 3, 2012 at 9:01 am

Hi am so blest plz send me daily devotion am an orphan but the scriptures has made me know i have a father who cares 4 me thankyou


C.BALOYI March 9, 2012 at 11:24 pm



shawwal malick April 4, 2012 at 3:24 am

This morning i got up and my heart was filled with joy. I am thankful that i have been blessed that the Father Amlighty has healed me from past pain and anger. i also give thatnx that i am being used by My Lord daily. Thank you our Lord and Saviour from blessing me.


kaya and bwembya April 10, 2012 at 5:07 pm

We thank God, for this wonderful site, for our souls have been crying to our God`s mercy that he can answer how prayers, but with the discovery of this blessed site, we are equally blessed. praise the lord.


admin April 10, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I am so glad that God led you to His powerful word right at the time you needed it. Praise the Lord.


kaya and bwembya April 11, 2012 at 8:37 am

amen. we are asking for daily scriptures for we are thirsty and we need daily guidance. send this via the same email address.


solomon May 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I want bible quotations for Thanksgiving.


Leah James May 4, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Am very thankful to God my Father for directing me here.I love everything good about Jesus Christ,He is my saviuor n Lord.


paul May 26, 2012 at 1:10 am

blessed blessed


Nosike victor May 26, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Thumbs up josh really appreciate ur efforts


Sam June 5, 2012 at 9:05 am

I am so thankful for everything that the good Lord has blessed me with in my life.These verses are so empowering, sometimes i do not know how to be thankful, but after reading these wonderful verses my soul is renewed!!!Praise be to God!!!!!!!!!!!!


MUTAGUBYA FRANCIS June 21, 2012 at 7:58 am



MUTAGUBYA FRANCIS June 21, 2012 at 8:12 am

thanx to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The Broken June 23, 2012 at 7:57 am

AMAZING page… I will send our little community over here, as well. Hope all will check us out, too, as our Mission is to bring POSITIVE support, encouragment, and uplifting messages daily!

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alfred breakfast August 2, 2012 at 9:46 am

I thank the Lord for He lifted me up from the deep mudy clay and He planted my feet on the kings highway and that is the reason I sing and I shout for Jesus came down and he lifted me up! God showed His love for us, by sacrificing His only son so that whoever believes in Him would have eternal life.


SAMMY August 25, 2012 at 8:26 am

thanks for all your teaching,you can’t get the next desire before appreciating the first thing you have been blessed with.


Prophet Eric August 25, 2012 at 8:39 pm

AMen this is so true…you must appreciate in oder to get free to the next place properly…amen


Prophet Eric August 25, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I am grateful for this post. The spirit of the Lord spoke to me last night about going forth with thanksgiving. This is the season to give thanks to God , not to complain nor give in to the opportunities to use our words in the wrong manner. We posses the spirit of gratitude in order to be released from all spiritual illnesses that come to steal and disguise our joy. The first scripture is power and it brings me to a place to recognize the power in thanksgiving. MAy we all arise and know the power in giving gratitude and appreciation for all that God has done in our lives, and we shall see the windows of heaven open up..HalleluYah! …and it is Now…and Amen….over and out


SHAHZADA SARFRAZ September 5, 2012 at 12:54 am



Sam September 6, 2012 at 5:19 am

thank God for your lives


Roberta September 14, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Thanks so much for this site. Its wonderful. Praise be to God


roberto September 20, 2012 at 7:03 am

praise be to the almighty .he is wonderful.i am really enjoying the day courtesy of him.


Daniel September 22, 2012 at 4:58 am

Hey brother’s im really grateful for your doings may the almighty God bless Uuuu
pls i need more thanksgiving quote.


priya October 1, 2012 at 6:34 am



Talaina October 9, 2012 at 9:01 pm

I’m doing a Project called the My book of Thanks, for my students. I work at a Christian Development Center and I need Scriptures and Quotes for my books and I just wanted to say thank- you so much I really appreciate all the helpful Quotes and Scriptures. I’m quite sure the parents of each student will enjoy reading through their Activity Books:)


Talaina October 9, 2012 at 9:03 pm

I’m doing a Project called the My book of Thanks, for my students. I work at a Christian Development Center and I need Scriptures and Quotes for my books and I just wanted to say thank- you so much I really appreciate all the helpful Quotes and Scriptures. I’m quite sure the parents of each student will enjoy reading through their Activity Books:)


Talaina October 9, 2012 at 9:03 pm

I’m doing a Project called the My book of Thanks, for my students. I work at a Christian Development Center and I need Scriptures and Quotes for my books and I just wanted to say thank- you so much.I really appreciate all the helpful Quotes and Scriptures. I’m quite sure the parents of each student will enjoy reading through their Activity Books:)


mphatso October 17, 2012 at 4:12 am

this is really inspiring,God has been so mercifull to me and my marriage, He has done great miracles and blessed me alot. iam thankful because i prayed to God for the fruit of the womb and now God has answered my prayer. iam pregnant. Glory be God, i will always praise HIM for His mercies, favour and love towards my life, my husbands life and my family.



Bernard Bonny October 27, 2012 at 8:09 pm

God is wonderful i offer you all my thanks to you for your protection


Samuel Daniel November 13, 2012 at 7:58 am

Thanks for the wonderful life giving scriptures verses. May the almighty God bless you and keep you up in this ministry, encouraging thousands who are in desperate situation.

With prayers
Sam Daniel


Samuel Daniel November 13, 2012 at 7:59 am



Barbara Moitoza November 13, 2012 at 9:37 pm

I am looking for the Indian prayer of thanksgiving. I believe it starts with Oh Great Spirit, but not sure. My family used to say it before dinner and my husband who has now passed away always said this prayer before Thanksgiving Dinner. God Bless



Pamela Rose Williams November 13, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Hello Barbara … I found this one:

Native American Prayer

Oh, Great Spirit
Whose voice I hear in the winds,
And whose breath gives life to all the world,
hear me, I am small and weak,
I need your strength and wisdom.
Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold
the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have
made and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may understand the things
you have taught my people.
Let me learn the lessons you have
hidden in every leaf and rock.

I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother,
but to fight my greatest enemy – myself.
Make me always ready to come to you
with clean hands and straight eyes.
So when life fades, as the fading sunset,
my Spirit may come to you without shame.
(translated by Lakota Sioux Chief Yellow Lark in 1887)
source: (c) The Native American Project


kamel November 10, 2014 at 4:34 pm

that is a wonderful and touching prayers. God Bless.


Josphine January 18, 2013 at 3:51 am

God bless you Josh, i thank God for this Article. i am a Kenyan and how i came across this its a great blessing. My husband Sumuel my Son David and Caleb were so blessd. i thank God for your wife Karen and your wonderful four kids. May the almighty God continue showering you with his blessings. i and my family we made a decision and this year we want to thank God. God bless!


egbo eucharia ndudi January 29, 2013 at 3:13 am

thanks for this thanks giving recipese,it,s indeed superb and inspirational,i pray God for more insight and fresh aunction to function,then i need more power thanksgiven scripture to boost up my current praise album coming out soon


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Cheryl June 2, 2013 at 1:47 pm

I am so grateful for all your work and all the Lord’s words of encouragement that you share on this website. thank you!


denji August 4, 2013 at 2:26 am

father i will alway give u thanks for the standard you have taking me to in life isay thank you. father.


Angle November 22, 2016 at 8:00 am

This helps me with the youth testimonial when i walk up there and tell them things about the bible!!!!!


Pastor David February 17, 2017 at 9:51 am

Josh i am very very bless by your message may the Lord almighty make each and every one of us know how to be thankful to him in all times in the mighty name of Jesus


blessing nnmema January 7, 2019 at 4:33 am

Am so bless by the words you shared here my the Lord continue to inspire you sir.


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