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One of my favorite Bible verses about gratitude is, “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)  We were designed to maintain an ATTITUDE of GRATITUDE!

Learning to Give Thanks with Bible Verses About Gratitude

God’s Word encourages us to give thanks in ALL circumstances! This is God’s will for us. Gratitude leads to the ABUNDANT LIFE! That is why I put together this list of 35 bible verses about gratitude for you to read, study and put to work in your life.

Use these Bible verses about gratitude as a simple stepping stone to get you started. As you meditate on these life-giving verses, I encourage you to take a moment to write down just a few things each day you are grateful for! You may consider keeping a gratitude journal.

You will be amazed at the mental transformation that takes place when we live with a grateful heart and maintain an attitude of gratitude. As you meditate on your favorite Bible verses about  gratitude, turn them into affirmations and prayers. You’ll find your expectations reset, your heart lightened, and your spirit turned back to the Lord.

God Bless You Abundantly!

Old Testament Verses

Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples.

~ 1 Chronicles 16:8

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 7:17

Read more Bible verses about Prayer and Praise.

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 28:7

I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

~ Psalm 34:1

Then I will thank you in front of the great assembly. I will praise you before all the people.

~ Psalm 35:18

Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving and pay your vows to the Most High.

~ Psalm 50:14

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

~ Psalm 69:30

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.

~ Psalm 95:1-3

Read more Bible verses about Joy!

Be glad in the LORD, you righteous ones, And give thanks to His holy name.

~ Psalm 97:12

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

~ Psalm 100:4-5

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! His faithful love endures forever.

~ Psalm 106:1

Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind. Let them exalt him in the assembly of the people and praise him in the council of the elders.

~ Psalm 107:31-32

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Give thanks to the God of gods, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Give thanks to the Lord of lords, For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

~ Psalm 136:1-3

The sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the LORD, saying, “Give thanks to the LORD Almighty, for the LORD is good; his love endures forever.

~ Jeremiah 33:11

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

~ Jonah 2:9

To You, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, For You have given me wisdom and power.

~ Daniel 2:23


Bible Verses About Gratitude


New Testament Verses

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world.

~ Romans 1:8

I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way–with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge–God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you.

~ 1 Corinthians 1:4-6

On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.

~ 2 Corinthians 1:10-11

Read more Bible verses about hope and make sure you’re putting your hope in the right place!

But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.

~ 2 Corinthians 2:14

All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.

~ 2 Corinthians 4:15-16

You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.

~ 2 Corinthians 9:11-12

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

~ 2 Corinthians 9:15

For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.

~ Ephesians 1:15-16

Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

~ Ephesians 5:18-20

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 God’s people–the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel that has come to you.

~ Colossians 1:3-6

You might also enjoy these Scriptures about faith as well!

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

~ Colossians 3:15

Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

~ Colossians 3:17

We always thank God for all of you and pray for you constantly.

~ 1 Thessalonians 1:2

Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

~ 1 Thessalonians 5:18

We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater.

~ 2 Thessalonians 1:3

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service.

~ 1 Timothy 1:12

More Bible verses about strength could be a good reminder to trust in the Lord for our courage!

For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.

~ 1 Timothy 4:4-5

Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.

~ Hebrews 13:15

We give You thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, who are and who were, because You have taken Your great power and have begun to reign.

~ Revelation 11:17


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