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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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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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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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The Pilgrims May Not Be Who You Think They Were: An Interview with Jay Milbrandt

Do you see the Pilgrims as folksy people in funny hats? The true story of the Pilgrims’ great journey to America was one of courageous faith, daring escape, and tenuous survival. Theirs is the story of refugees who fled intense religious persecution. Bible Gateway interviewed Jay Milbrandt (@JayMilbrandt) about his book, They Came for Freedom: […]

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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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Give Thanks For Who God Is (Not Just For What You Have)

Are you feeling thankful today? This is the time of year when Christians encourage each other to express gratitude for the blessings in our lives, particularly the ones we often take for granted—for loved ones, for health, for supportive communities. But what if you aren’t feeling especially grateful for those usual things right now? Maybe […]

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Discover the Joy of Gratitude with the “Give Thanks” Devotional

Does reading the headlines each day stress you out? Are you already anxious about the hectic holiday season? The Bible instructs us not to spend our lives worrying—but that’s easier said than done. In addition to trying not to worry, is there something active we can do to keep our focus centered on Christ and […]

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Don’t Wait to Ponder Thanksgiving

It’s that time of year when your calendar seems to gather speed and many social events crowd your already busy schedule. While Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas ought to be times of spiritual contemplation and relational reconnection, they can easily become frantic deadlines that produce frazzled emotions. Bible Gateway will help you reclaim proper perspective with […]

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Give thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you’re observing the American Thanksgiving holiday today or not, you can still join with Christians around the world in offering praise and thanks to God: Psalm 100 (NIV) A psalm. For giving grateful praise. Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with […]

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