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10 Bible Verses of Encouragement about Thanksgiving


We all need encouragement and the best place to go is to the Bible.

In this blog Post I have tried to gather some Bible passages or Bible verses which will encourage about Thanksgiving








I do believe that we should not just grab a verse and read it on its own but we should always lift our bibles and read a passage of scripture to make sure that we know the real meaning and context of each of the verses we are putting our trust in. 

I pray that you will do the same and only use this list to guide you as to where you may find help.



So here are 10 Bible verses or short passages for us to read and consider about Thanksgiving




1.   Colossians 3 v 16 - 17    

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

And whatever you do in word or deed do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God the Father through Him”







Such a great 2 verses that cover thankfulness within us and then that thankfulness flowing out to God. 




2.   1 Thessalonians 5 v 16 - 18
 
Rejoice evermore, pray without ceasing, 

in everything give thanks; 

for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.








This passage is brief and to the point with 3 exhortations to us about things we should do and look it has always been God's will for us to be thankful in everything!





3.   Ephesians 5 v 20 

 giving thanks always and for everything to God


 




Just in case we didn't get the full message in the previous verse this one points out the always as well as in everything - no excuses!





4.   Colossians 2 v 6 - 7

As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in him, and established in the faith as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.

 






When we are following Jesus thanksgiving is very important because it part of the process of walking with Him and in faith.





5.   Jonah 2 v 9   


But I will sacrifice to You with the voice of thanksgiving;

  I will pay what I have vowed.   

Salvation is of the Lord.








Sacrifice may be hard for us but we are still instructed to remain thankful in this act of obedience.




6.   1 Chronicles 16 v 34


Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; 
for His steadfast love endures forever!






His goodness to us and His love for us should always be on our minds and we must be forever thankful to God for these great attributes.



7.   Philippians 1 v 3 - 4

I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,  always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy.




We don't just have to thank God for all His attributes but we must remember to thank Him for the others we have along side us in our Christian Walk?





8.   Philippians 4 v 6 - 7


"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." 

 





So often we can get caught up with the needs of ourselves, family, friends, church and others that we forget to thank God in our prayers but they must not centre around petitions all the time but rather on God and how He is faithful to answer our prayers.





9.   Colossians 3 v 15

"Let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful." 




 


Allowing God to give us His peace and rest should bring thankful expressions from us.









10.   2 Corinthians 9 v 15



"Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!"







We have so many things to be thankful to God for but we must never forget that the greatest of these is the Gift of His Son the Lord Jesus Christ to die in our place.












10 Bible Verses of Encouragement about God's Blessings


We all need encouragement and the best place to go is to the Bible.

In this blog Post I have tried to gather some Bible passages or Bible verses which will encourage us all around the topic of God's Blessings.







I do believe that we should not just grab a verse and read it on its own but we should always lift our bibles and read a passage of scripture to make sure that we know the real meaning and context of each of the verses we are putting our trust in. 

I pray that you will do the same and only use this list to guide you as to where you may find help.



So here are 10 Bible verses or short passages for us to turn to in times when we need to be encouraged to think about  
Blessings
 




1.   Numbers 6 v 24-26     

When I think of a Godly blessing this is the one that comes to mind as I have great memories of singing this in the church I grew up in each time a child was baptized.


"The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you.  
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace."




 


2.   Psalm 1 v 1


Blessing comes when we are upright in heart, mind and action.



"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly,
nor standeth in the way of sinners, 
nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

But his delight is in the law of the Lord; 
and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, 
that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; 
his leaf also shall not wither; 
and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper."








3.   Ephesians 1 v 3

What more could we want but to be blessed by God and be able to praise and honour Him.


"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ."






4.   Psalm 34 v 8


    Trusting in God leads to blessing.

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;                       Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!








5.   John 20 v 29


   We have not seen Jesus in person but we must remember that we are not any less blessed because of this.

"Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed."










6.   1 Peter 3 v 9 

Receiving blessing and blessing others goes hand in hand.

"Finally all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing."







7.   2 Corinthians 9 v 8

We are not just blessed to receive something for ourselves but to know the blessing of being in the position to bless others as well.


"And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work."





8.   Psalm 29 v 11

        Who is greater than the Lord to bless us 

                  "The Lord sat enthroned at the flood,                                                            and the Lord sits as King forever.                                                              The Lord will give strength to His people;                                         the Lord will bless His people with peace."









9.   Isaiah 30 v 18


 The Lord is the one who determines when and how He blesses us

 

"And therefore will the Lord wait, that He may be gracious to you, and therefore will He be exalted, that He may have mercy upon you: for the Lord is a God of judgement: blessed are all they that wait for Him."











10.   Psalm 32 v 1



   On a final note the greatest blessing of all that is freely given 
   to us - sins forgiven


 "Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered."


 







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10 Bible Verses of Encouragement about PRAYER - plus Free Printable



We all need encouragement and the best place to go is to the Bible.

In this blog Post I have tried to gather some Bible passages or Bible verses which will encourage us all around the topic of Prayer






I do believe that we should not just grab a verse and read it on its own but we should always lift our bibles and read a passage of scripture to make sure that we know the real meaning and context of each of the verses we are putting our trust in. 

I pray that you will do the same and only use this list to guide you as to where you may find help.



So here are 10 Bible verses or short passages for us to turn to in times when we need to be encouraged about 
PRAYER




1.   Matthew 7 v 7     

"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you."

Persevere in prayer.




 


2.   Luke 6 v 27-28


Do not simply pray for loved ones, family and friends but also pray for those whom you find hard to love.


"But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you." 








3.   John 16 v 24


"Until now you have asked nothing in my name.  Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full."




We are privileged that we have the Lord to pray to for all things. 





4.   Acts 2 v 42 

"And they continued steadfastly in the Apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and prayers." 



Encouragement here for us to continue in prayer as we also continue to observe good teaching, fellowship with other Christians and partake together in the Lord's Supper just as the first believers did.







5.   Romans 12 v 12

"rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulationcontinuing steadfastly in prayer"



In every situation we must be resolute and firm in our prayer life.






6.   Psalm 34 v 17


"When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles." 




What a statement to hold on to! 

 

The Lord hears us and delivers us when we cry out to Him - this is a personal relationship

 




7.   Philippians 4 v 6-7

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."





We do not have to worry just bring it all to God in prayer. 




8.   1 Thessalonians 5 v 16-18


Be in an attitude of prayer, always ready to speak to God when we are rejoicing and when we are in need and always giving thanks. 





"Rejoice evermore,
Pray without ceasing.
 In everything give thanks:
for this is the will of God
 in Christ Jesus concerning you"






9.   1 Timothy 2 v 1







"Therefore I exhort first of all
that supplications, prayers, intercessions,
 and giving of thanks
be made for all men"


Prayer must not show partiality toward anyone because God has commanded us to portray His love











10.   Philemon 1 v 4


 Let us follow Paul's example and never forget to not only pray for the needs of others but to be thankful for the contributions others make in our lives and to thank God for them all.



 


"I thank my God
making mention of you always,
 in my prayers"





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