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Bible Verses About Thanksgiving and Gratitude

Are you looking for Bible verses about thanksgiving and gratitude? Here are 23 verses from a variety of Bible translations that teach us something important about thankfulness. Read them here.

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How to Keep JOY in Christmas

A bit of joy will do. But “great joy”? Is it almost too much to hope for? Where did all the Christmas joy go? How did things get so complicated? So rushed? So squeezed and cluttered? It doesn’t have to be that way. We can choose to step aside—step into a quieter moment—and read angels’ […]

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In Time for Thanksgiving and Christmas: A Special Note from Mel Lawrenz

I always want to make the most of times like Thanksgiving Day and Christmas, and I’m sure you do also. Here are two opportunities… A Prayer for Thanksgiving Day is something you can use personally, at your dinner table on Thanksgiving Day, or in your church if you are a pastor. This is the first […]

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7-Day Bible Reading Plan: Thanksgiving

Use this 7-day Bible reading plan to help you focus on thanksgiving and the attitude of being grateful in all circumstances. [See and sign up for Bible Gateway’s Bible reading plans] [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Prepare for Thanksgiving with Bible Gateway’s Free Email Devotional] Click each Bible reference to read the passage on […]

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The Purpose of Thanksgiving

By Jay Milbrandt Every November we come together to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. Our national holiday appears to revolve around food, football, and, of course, the arrival of shopping season. Thanksgiving, sadly, but perhaps not surprisingly, has been hijacked. Thanksgiving has not simply lost its meaning, but it’s been so far removed from […]

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Share Your Favorite Bible Verses on International Day of the Bible, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017

[See all the Bible translations available to be freely read on Bible Gateway] Sunday, November 12, 2017, is International Day of the Bible (@IntlDayofBible). Look up your favorite Bible verses on Bible Gateway and share them with your friends and followers using the hashtag #BibleCelebration. [Browse the Bibles section in the Bible Gateway Store] Also, […]

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Prepare for Thanksgiving with Bible Gateway’s Free Email Devotional

The Bible Gateway twice-a-week Thanksgiving free email devotional is a great way for you to prepare your heart to “give thanks in all circumstances.” It starts November 1! Titled Give Thanks: Biblical Stories About Gratitude, it’s delivered to your inbox throughout November only. You’ll receive an inspirational reading consisting of three parts: An introduction to […]

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Hope Despite The Tumult of Violence and Disaster

The world has awoken once again to devastating news. Reports about the shooting in Las Vegas October 1 are horrific: more than 50 people murdered and hundreds injured by a gunman bent on extreme violence. And we cry out to God. “I am suffering and in pain. Rescue me, O God, by your saving power.” […]

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Bible Verses for World Refugee Day

According to The UN Refugee Agency, around the world nearly 20 people are forcibly displaced every minute as a result of conflict or persecution. An unprecedented 65.6 million people globally have been forced from their homes. Among them are nearly 22.5 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. There are […]

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D-Day June 6, 1944: The Bible and Prayer of WWII

During World War II, troops were given a pocket Bible in which was included a letter from US President Franklin Roosevelt encouraging them to read it. The letter reads: To the Armed Forces: As Commander-in-Chief, I take pleasure in commending the reading of the Bible to all who serve in the armed forces of the […]

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