Thanksgiving is just around the corner in the United States. While giving thanks is important the entire year, we understandably pay it special attention at this time of year.
If you are looking for some inspiration in ways to give thanks to God through prayer for the many blessings He has bestowed upon you, consider reflecting on some of these passages from scripture:
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.
1 Corinthians 1:4-5
I always thank God for you because of His grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in Him you have been enriched in every way, in all your speaking and in all your knowledge.
2 Corinthians 4:14-16
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. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.
I will give thanks to the LORD because of His righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song.
In that day you will say: “Give thanks to the LORD, call on His name, make known among the nations what He has done, and proclaim that His name is exalted.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18
Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
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.