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One of the best things about thankfulness is that the more you choose it, the easier it gets. The more you profess gratitude, the more you notice things to be grateful for. The thankfulness muscles respond to exercise!
Gratitude can also change our actions. World Vision advocates — though the work is challenging — are grateful for the opportunity to speak up for the rights of vulnerable kids and families. From a place of gratitude they are compelled to act — and then they’re grateful when their actions get results! By sharing our gratitude with our leaders, we can help encourage them to continue making compassionate decisions.
“I am sure that gratitude is not something our senators hear often and we want to be sure they know when we are proud of them for supporting legislature that is God-honoring.”— Volunteer Advocate Tracie Miranda Hess
In this spirit, we join with advocates all over the world to give thanks to our God for all that he’s done and all he’s doing! Here are 20 Bible verses about thankfulness that remind us to be thankful to our God. (All verses from the New International Version.)
Old Testament thankfulness verses:
1. Ezra 3:11
With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord:
“He is good;
his love toward Israel endures forever.”
And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.
2. 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.
3. Psalm 9:1
I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart;
I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
4. Psalm 35:18
I will give you thanks in the great assembly;
among the throngs I will praise you.
5. Psalm 69:30
I will praise God’s name in song
and glorify him with thanksgiving.
6. 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.
7. Psalm 100:4-5
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.
8. Psalm 106:1
Praise the Lord.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
9. Psalm 107:21-22
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for mankind.
Let them sacrifice thank offerings
and tell of his works with songs of joy.
10. Psalm 118:1
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
11. Psalm 147:7
Sing to the Lord with grateful praise;
make music to our God on the harp.
12. Daniel 2:23
I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors:
You have given me wisdom and power,
you have made known to me what we asked of you,
you have made known to us the dream of the king.
13. Ephesians 5:18-20
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, 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.
14. Philippians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
15. Colossians 2:6-7
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.
16. Colossians 3:15-17
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
17. Colossians 4:2
Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
18. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
19. Hebrews 12:28-29
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”
20. Hebrews 13:15-16
Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise — the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
When the peace of Christ rules in our hearts, thankfulness overflows. Even in the darkest of times, we can praise God for his love, his sovereignty, and his promise to be near us when we call (Psalm 145:18).
Thank you, Lord, for your peace that transcends understanding and your love that endures forever. Amen!
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I live in the United Kingdom and would like to join you but I am not sure you have a group here.
Could you let me know how I can be part of this outside the US. I would like to be involved in lobbying our government in a collaborative way which is likely to get better outcomes.
Thank you for reaching out! I would recommend reaching out to World Vision International (based in the UK). They are doing great work! Thank you so much for wanting to help make the world a better place for kids. https://www.wvi.org/advocacy
-World Vision U.S. Advocacy
Hi I appreciate what u are doing I live in Nigeria I will want to work closely with you to make the world a better place for children
Hi, am Henry I love doing the work of God Almighty,I lives here in Benin republic am a Nigerian and a Sunday school teacher to the tenegers in my worship center here.
I need to join your group
Great is the Lord
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I am in Kenya
You are welcome in here and you will always be praise God am called Ariho from Uganda
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Eric from Kenya
May the lords blessings accompany you all for the good work ..
Grateful to be connected
Praise God ,I thank you as a selfless Christian body giving help and hope to those who need them.
I volunteered about 12 years ago as a social worker in Sierra Leone in this humanitian organization.At present I am in Liberia I still want to render my services to Christ through World Vision ,kindly how can you help me ?
I than you God for everything
I’m pleased to have been a member of this team
I thank God for everything.
God bless you all on thanksgiving and every day thanksgiving is not only about the food but family giving thanks to god for every thing he’;s done for us and we worship and fellowship on this day and every day
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I’m from South Africa
And got my platform
With a pray to all that God is coming….. be all need each other
Thanks,God bless you
Hello I’m Tarie and I want to be taught how to love God , how to trust him and how to pray
Prayer is simply talking with your heavenly Father who cares abut the smallest things in our lives. Let the Spirit of the Holy Ghost lead you in what to say, because it is the Spirit of God who take our prayers to Almighty GOD. I hope this helps. GOD bless you always in your journey to find Wholeness and Holiness in Christ Jesus.
Thank you for the great work you are doing
I very grateful to be here .
Thank you so much you are a blessings guys
I love doing Children’s work. I am a Children Ministries leader love writing and taking photos.
I applied several times with world vision Zambia to work with them even on voluntary basis but no response.
Help me how can I be part of you.
I would like to get closer to God
For God do loved the world that He gave His One and only Son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life
I’m blessed and so happy to here
Dear Genesis, as Your name says, there’s always the beginning. There is no other way to get closer to God apart from His Son Jesus, this is the first and only step. Acts 4:12 says there’s no other Name by which we ought to be saved, except the Name of Jesus, and Romans 10:13 says whoever calls on the Name of the Lord shall be saved. If you believe it your heart that He is Lord and Saviour, then you ought to confess it with your mouth as Verse 9-10 of Romans 10 clearly directs. The second step my dear is follow what Romans 12:2 says renew your mind so that you are no longer conformed to the things of this world. Because you have stepped into the realm of knowing God through His Son, you ought to learn how He operates; and you can do it by knowing His Will. His Will is in His Word and His Word being the Lord Jesus. Immerse yourself in His Word and be joyfully and peacefully transformed.
Thanks Jesus, you are all that matters.
Am Vivian from Uganda
God almighty is Soo great to be worship in Christ Jesus mighty name.
I am so Grateful and Blessed to be here.thank you!
I live and work here in Porto-Novo, Republic of Benin.
I would love to work with this vision.
I don’t know if there is a group I could work with in Africa, West Africa Precisely.
God bless your good works.
I really love what i see here. May the name of the Lord be glorified.
Thank you for the great job you are doing . We give glory and honour to God.
Alex Maridezi kadi a do
Thank you , Our God never fails he is one besides him there is nothing to worship . Let us praise him in all nations , he is the only one who deserve to be called father .
God is all we got
Yes God is all we have got and God is All we need. He sent his only Son to save us and his Holy Spirit to guide us. Keep close to God and separate from all evil. God bless you.
It’s a blessing to be part of this forum.
God is good, all the time
Thank you for the great work you are doing.
These verses are very strong and powerful. I’m using these verses to paint them on the rocks for my Quincenera on the 18 of October and will give them out to the people who went and appreciate them going. Thanks
That’s very good of you. Remain lifted.
Wow!!!! Greg work you guys are doing. I just joined this movement but I wish to know more about the movement I am N.Festus Tih from Cameroon
You are doing a great job..am new here in Kenya thnkyou
Thank you for the great Job,may God continue to strengthen you all.Amen
I am honored to be a part of God’s mission for his people. The word of God tells us, when you do it unto to the least of these my brethren, you do it onto me.
Great, I would like to Join groups in Zimbabwe.
Am from Nigeria and will like to be a part of this great team.
I come across this network as i was searching scriptures, what a blessing! I serve with the board of world vision kenya and can attest to the fact that WV is indeed transforming lives. glad to be in this space.
So happy to be here God bless your good works. Amen
I will like to stay connected. ..Thank God for using yall …may God keep and bless you all 🙇
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Thanks for the great work and inspiration messages. May our good Lord who start this good and great mission continue guiding you in order to give the best. I’m blessed of your words. Like to join movement Elizabeth Ndungu from Kenya
Thanks for the great work and inspirational messages . May God bless you.
Please stop calling them kids. They’re children. Kids are goats. See what Jesus says about goats and sheep. The enemy has twisted our vocabulary to ensure our mouths speak forth curses and corruption of what is good.
Katie Taylor Great share! So thankful for what you do and communicate to the rest of us…we are blessed beyond measure with your website!
HELLO EVERYONE I WANT TO SAY ITS A GREAT HONOR TO BE IN HERE AND I WILL SAY THIS MASSAGE HAVE IN PART MY HEART AND I WANT TO COME CLOSE TO GOD.. PLEASE I NEED YOU ALL TO PRAY FOR ME FOR GOD PROTECTION,AND TO USE ME THE WAY HE PLEASES..
Great Share! I really like these bible verses about thankfulness. I also like the article bible verses about being thankful for the little thing@ https://www.quotestoshine.com/bible-verses-about-being-thankful-for-the-little-things/ “. This also helps us to get closer to God.
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I am glad to be part of this platform, and I pray to learn more of God’s word from us.
Thanks for the bible verses about being thankful. It is really encouraging…
I love everything about you .You guys are doing great and mighty work and am certain that God will reward you in due time. Amen.
I also love the bible verses, they’re very encouraging, especially to me, because I am recovering from an injury and I’m coping with the fact that my father has been overseas before the start of 2021, so thank you for encouraging me to stay happy!
I’m glad to be one of the members in this group..God is a merciful God, he’s always there when we need him. He doesn’t fail neither does he lie…trust in him he will surely show up..
Thank you very helpful verses in praising and giving thanks to God through Jesus Christ
God is faithful to His promise. We thank God for that
My name is Smatt. I live in France. I was searching for the Bible scriptures on “Thanksgiving” when I stumbled on this site WV. I got really inspired by the resource and all the contributions made by persons in this platform.
I have just subscribed to receive monthly articles to enable me impact the lives of the children of the world.
World Vision, keep up the good works!!
May God’s name be praised, in Jesus name – AMEN!!!
I’m called Nicholas live in Ghana , am a children Sunday school teacher. I searched for Thanksgiving scriptures. and I’m so excited and appreciate all what that I have gotten and I will to join your group.
i need more of the Thanksgiving verses
Hi I’m Richard Flanders I will like to rededicate my life back to the Lord 🙏
And renew my walk with Chris amen
Awesome may the lord our God continue blessing you more for the good work keep it up.
I really thank God for this moment, I thank him for his grace
I pray God should give me more grace for me to be thankful
It is always good to give thanks to the Lord. May the Lord give us the grace to be always thankful in every situation.
Great list of Bible verses. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 is one of my favorites! Another one I like that is not on the list is; 1 Chronicles 16:34; https://biblejar.com/bible-topic/118/bible-verses-thanksgiving/#1Chronicles1634
Keep up the good work of the Lord. It’s Beautiful, God Bless!!!
Great post, we have a lot to be thankful! Keep up with spreading the word of God!God Bless
Wonderful ,I use your verses to give praise and thanksgiving to the lord for what he has done for me and my family.
God Bless your efforts to reach out with Good news.
God is a merciful God and i will be ever grateful to Him.
God bless you for this post
I am thankful and grateful to Almighty God for saving my son’s life in horrible car accident and my daughter also.
This song to praise the Lord.
What shall I say unto The Lord all have to say is thank you Lord, thank you Lord, thank you Lord all I have to say is thank you LORD (3x)
Thank you Jesus for the far you have brought me.
Alleluia, u are doing a great job here, am pastor peter Mawo Akogun a Nigerian greater grace, I will continue praying along with u.
I found those verses extremely helpful, and I bless God for his grace upon you. Thank God for your lives
Hi, I am Amahle affectionately known as Leroy, I am from South Africa. It is the grace of the Most High God and with the Love of our Lord Jesus Christ that I find myself on this platform, Yaweh, You are ENOUGH!