Giving thanks is a vital part of a relationship with God. To be thankful in all circumstances is easier said than done. After a long stressful day, sending God a prayer of thanks isn’t always the first thing on my mind, but it should be.
There are lots and lots of verses about being thankful and giving thanks and the following are a few that I really like.
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
~ 1 Chronicles 16:34
Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. ~ 1 Chronicles 29:13
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
I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.
~ Psalm 69:30
Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.
~ Psalm 95:2
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
~ Psalm 100:4
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
~ 1 Corinthians 15:57
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 5:19b-20
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. ~ Philippians 4:6
And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.
~ Matthew 14:19
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you.
~ Matthew 26:26 & 27
I encourage you to set aside some time and just thank God for all He has done, is doing and will do.