Thanksgiving is a day for us to pause and take a moment to notice all the blessings around us. Although there are many verses in the Bible that talk about giving thanks and praising God for our blessings, the book of Psalms has so many beautiful verses that captivate the true meaning of this holiday. In this post, you will find the most inspirational Psalms for Thanksgiving that will help you find gratitude for all the things God has done.
I have to admit, I love Thanksgiving. Not just because of the pumpkin pie (although it’s my favorite), but because we get to enjoy some quality time with the people we love. One of my favorite things to do is to go around the table and listen to what everyone is grateful for. It inspires me to notice blessings in my life that I wouldn’t have thought of.
Whether you are looking for a few verses to study and meditate on this season or you are in need of scripture for your Thanksgiving dinner, I hope that one of these Psalms encourages you!
The BEST Psalms for Thanksgiving
Before we get into some Psalms about thankfulness, gratitude, and blessings, I encourage you to read the chapter surrounding each verse. Oftentimes, we only get a snapshot of what the author was meaning and can sometimes take things out of context when we don’t understand the entire passage.
My hope is that these Psalms will encourage and deepen your faith the the Lord!
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"I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High."
"I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds."
"proclaiming aloud your praise and telling of all your wonderful deeds."
"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him."
"Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people; praise his holy name."
"Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him."
"I will give you thanks in the great assembly; among the throngs I will praise you."
"In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise your name forever."
"Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens."
"I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving."
"Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will praise you forever; from generation to generation we will proclaim your praise."
"Teach me your way, Lord,that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths, from the realm of the dead."
"I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations."
The entire chapter of Psalm 89 is such a great read of Thanksgiving. It’s humbling and eye-opening to the fact that God is so good and powerful. (Read Entire Chapter Here)
"It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night,"
"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."
"Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name."
"Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done."
"Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever."
"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story— those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,"
"Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind."
"Praise the Lord, all you nations;extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord."
"You are my God, and I will praise you; you are my God, and I will exalt you. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever."
"Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever."
This entire passage is beautifully written for Thanksgiving. I encourage you to read, study, meditate, and pray over this chapter! (Read Full Chapter Here)
"I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; before the “gods” I will sing your praise. I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your unfailing love and your faithfulness, for you have so exalted your solemn decree that it surpasses your fame."
"Surely the righteous will praise your name, and the upright will live in your presence."
"Sing to the Lord with grateful praise; make music to our God on the harp."
"Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord"
As you can see, there are SO many Psalms for Thanksgiving. I definitely could have included even more, but I felt that these were the ones that pertained most to praising God and thanking Him for all He has done.
I hope that these verses help you to have a grateful and happy heart this holiday season!
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