What Does the Bible Say About Gratitude?


What does the Bible say about gratitude?  Here are some of our favorite verses.

Now, our God, we give you thanks,
 and praise your glorious name. 1 Chronicles 29:14

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

I will thank you in the great congregation; in the mighty throng I will praise you. Psalm 35:18

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! Psalm 100:4

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Psalm 107:1

And you will say in that day: “Give thanks to the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the peoples, proclaim that his name is exalted.” Isaiah 12:4-5

The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it 1 Corinthians 11:23

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57

Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!  2 Corinthians 9:15

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, Philippians 1:3

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers Philemon 1:4

Betsy and Laurie


12 Comments on What Does the Bible Say About Gratitude?

  1. Martha Carr
    November 18, 2014 at 9:17 am (6 years ago)

    Love this post today about Gratitude. It was exactly what I needed today. Plan to print it out and keep it nearby. That’s a first!

    • Writing Sisters
      November 18, 2014 at 9:36 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks Martha, I might print it out too. Always good to be reminded to give thanks!

  2. Darlene
    November 18, 2014 at 11:45 am (6 years ago)

    We have so much to be thankful for and we mustn´t forget. Thanks.

  3. sustainabilitea
    November 18, 2014 at 5:22 pm (6 years ago)

    The perfect reminder for this time of year. It’s always good to give thanks at the beginning of each prayer, before the asking part arrives.


    • Writing Sisters
      November 19, 2014 at 5:03 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks, Janet. We have a lot to be thankful for, don’t we?

  4. securelyheld
    November 19, 2014 at 3:51 pm (6 years ago)

    Thank you sisters…God has really been brining this theme home for me.

  5. snowgood
    December 1, 2014 at 3:54 pm (6 years ago)

    2 Corinthians 9:15 is my favourite, and I was oh so thankful the other day when I saw the most gorgeous pink dragonfly, it was so o o o o o beautiful.


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