Quotes and Verses for Thanksgiving


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A collection of quotes and verses to help you celebrate Thanksgiving.

As little mister would say, “Only two more sleeps ’til Thanksgiving.”

The preparations and travel have begun. Airports, train stations, and highways are packed and stress rises as our to do lists lengthen and and everything takes longer than expected.

So for just a moment put your list aside or save this to read while you travel . . . and remember that family gatherings and full tummies are wonderful but God is the focus of our Thanksgiving. Praise and thank Him—Father, Son, and Spirit. Giver of all we need today, tomorrow, forever and always.

Quotes and Verses for Thanksgiving

Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.  Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” ~ D. Waitley

The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving. Psalm 28:7

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ~ Melody Beattie

Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom He gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. Colossians 3:16

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” ~ W.T.Purkiser

But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57

“You can’t be grateful for something you feel entitled to.” ~ Steven Furtick

Make thankfulness your sacrifice to God, and keep the vows you made to the Most High. Psalm 50:14

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what He has done. 1 Chronicles 16:8

“Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.” ~Theodore Roosevelt

Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth! Psalm 100:1

“It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor.” ~George Washington

We thank you, O God! We give thanks because you are near. People everywhere tell of Your wonderful deeds. Psalm 75:1

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In that wonderful day you will sing: “Thank the Lord! Praise his name! Tell the nations what he has done. Let them know how mighty He is! Isaiah 12:4

“The Christian who walks with the Lord and keeps constant communion with Him will see many reason for rejoicing and thanksgiving all day long.” ~Warren Wiersbe

Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. Colossians 2:7

“Gratitude is a constant attitude of thankfulness and appreciation for life as it unfolds. Living in the moment, we are open to the abundance around us and within us. We express appreciation freely. We contemplate the richness of our life. In life’s trials, we seek to understand, to accept, to learn. Gratitude is a continual celebration of life.” ~Author Unknown

They sang, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and strength belong to our God forever and ever! Amen.” Revelation 7:12

What is your favorite quote or verse for Thanksgiving?

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  1. Oh I LOVE this… of course, I am a quote girl too – but who doesn’t love a list all in one place! Thanks for this!

  2. These were all so wonderful, it’s hard for me to choose a favorite! Thank you for sharing this inspiration on thankfulness, Deb. Hope your Thanksgiving is happy and blessed!

  3. I don’t tweet but if I did I had already picked that quote by Purkiser as my favorite.

  4. I love the mix of quotes and Bible verses you continually share with us, Deb. My 2 favorites are Melody Beattie and Warren Wiersbe. Thanks for reminding us that our true blessing, above all, is Jesus Christ! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  5. Such wonderful quotes and scripture, Deb. I particularly loved the one by Melody Beattie. Happy Thanksgiving!