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Give Thanks in all Circumstances
1 Thessalonians 5:18


  1. Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!
    —2 Corinthians 9:15
  2. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
    —Philippians 4:6
  3. For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.
    —Romans 1:21
  4. Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.
    —John 6:11
  5. 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
  6. I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers.
    —Philemon 1:4
  7. 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.
    —Hebrews 12:28-29
  8. 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
  9. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
    —Psalm 100:4
  10. From them will come songs of thanksgiving and the sound of rejoicing. I will add to their numbers, and they will not be decreased; I will bring them honor, and they will not be disdained.”
    —Jeremiah 30:19
  11. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.
    —1 Chronicles 29:13
  12. I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people.
    —1 Timothy 2:1
  13. “We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign.”
    —Revelation 11:17
  14. Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    —Ephesians 5:20
  15. But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.
    —2 Corinthians 2:14
  16. 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.
    —Colossians 3:17
  17. 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
  18. Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
    —1 Thessalonians 5:18
  19. In that day you will say: “Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted.”
    —Isaiah 12:4
  20. That my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. LORD my God, I will praise you forever.
    —Psalm 30:12
  21. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
    —Colossians 3:15
  22. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
    —James 1:17
  23. 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.
    —Psalm 95:2-3
  24. But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, “Salvation comes from the LORD.”
    —Jonah 2:9
  25. Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.
    —Colossians 4:2
  26. But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance.
    —Romans 6:17
  27. Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
    —Psalm 106:1
  28. Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, his love endures forever!
    —Psalm 107:1
  29. Thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service.
    —1 Timothy 1:12
  30. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
    —1 Corinthians 15:57


I preached on the righteousness of the law and the righteousness of faith. While I was speaking, several dropped down as dead and among the rest such a cry was heard of sinners groaning for the righteousness of faith that it almost drowned my voice. But many of these soon lifted up their heads with joy and broke out into thanksgiving, being assured they now had the desire of their soul—the forgiveness of their sins.

—John Wesley—

Seven Things You Can Do This Thanksgiving

  • Invite someone to dinner.
  • Check on elderly and shut-in people in your neighborhood
  • Write a letter to a veteran or someone in the military thanking them for their service, or a letter to your children, parents, teachers, coaches or a friend thanking them for their presence in your life. You also could encourage first responders, firemen, police, volunteers, and Salvation Army EDS teams with a card or a letter.
  • Donate a turkey.
  • Thank God for how people are coming together to help each other during the disasters that have been so devastating in our country.
  • Volunteer at your local soup kitchen or Salvation Army corps.
  • Thank God for His gift of salvation through Jesus’ sacrifice and the gift of His Holy Spirit.