Within the Christian Church, Thanksgiving isn’t only about the people who surround you every Sunday, but it’s about the theme of giving and being thankful and praising God.

For Thanksgiving and giving praise to Him, here are some Bible verses that show thanks and praise to God.

Romans 14:6

“He who eats, eats to the Lord, for he gives God thanks.” This Bible verse isn’t just meant for Thanksgiving, but we can remember this verse when we sit down and eat our Thanksgiving meals. This verse is a silent reminder that every gift and good people that surround you this Thanksgiving comes from Him above. Remember to praise Him during your family get together and home cooked meal.

Colossians 4:2

“Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving.”

Giving prayer this Thanksgiving will surround your dinner table and family with gratitude. Thanksgiving prayer will enable us to enter His gates in the spirit of prayer and the breath of prayer. The spirit of Thanksgiving comes from everything you’re thankful for and favors that have been done for us, and the blessings that God gives us every day. Living for today with a good outlook will brighten the season even more!

Pslam 92:1-2

“It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Your name…to declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night.”

Starting your day off with a daily prayer or devotion will set the mind right. You’ll get to praise Him when you wake and before you go to bed with a prayer or two. Prayer at night will give the mind clarity and reach out to Him with your spirit. Praising Him every day won’t become unraveled.

Giving thanks this Thanksgiving, and day in and day out, is how we fill our spirits with God in our everyday lives. Being thankful now and for eternity will allow God to be present in all situations. When Thanksgiving is over, it isn’t the end of praise, it’s the continuation of life. The praise you give during Thanksgiving follows through into the future. In eternity, there won’t be a Thanksgiving, there will be Thanksgiving every day.

Psalm 89:1 says, “I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever.” This states that the endless and joyous presence of God will never run out.

For this Thanksgiving and holiday season, share this with your children and family. Teach it to your children, practice it, and give Him genuine praise and thanks every day. During every meal, the prayers will bring together your family closer to God because you’ll show Him that you adore Him.

Be thankful this Thanksgiving by giving thanks to Him and for the loved people that surround you.

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