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Appreciating God’s Blessings

  • 1 Chronicles 16:34 – “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
  • Psalm 9:1 – “I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.”
  • Colossians 3:16 – “Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”
  • James 1:17 – “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
  • Psalm 69:30 – “I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.”

Thanksgiving for Others

  • 1 Corinthians 1:4 – “I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.”
  • 2 Thessalonians 1:3 – “We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.”
  • Philippians 1:3 – “I thank my God every time I remember you.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 1:2 – “We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers.”
  • Ephesians 1:16 – “I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.”

Gratitude for Fellow Believers

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:11 – “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
  • Hebrews 10:23-24 – “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”
  • Philippians 1:3 – “I thank my God every time I remember you.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:9 – “Now about your love for one another, we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other.”
  • 1 Peter 4:8 – “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”

Appreciation for Service

  • Hebrews 6:10 – “For God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.”
  • Matthew 23:11 – “The greatest among you will be your servant.”
  • Matthew 5:16 – “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
  • Philippians 1:3 – “I thank my God every time I remember you.”
  • 3 John 1:8 – “We ought therefore to show hospitality to such people so that we may work together for the truth.”

Gratitude for Leaders and Authorities

  • Romans 13:7 – “Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.”
  • Hebrews 13:17 – “Obey your leaders and submit to their authority. They keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.”
  • 1 Timothy 2:1-2 – “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”
  • 1 Peter 2:17 – “Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.”
  • Romans 13:1 – “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”

Gratitude for Friends and Relationships

  • Proverbs 17:17 – “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.”
  • Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 – “Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.”
  • Proverbs 27:17 – “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”
  • 1 Corinthians 15:33 – “Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character.'”
  • Galatians 6:9 – “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

Gratitude for Family

  • Psalm 127:3 – “Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.”
  • Ephesians 6:2-3 – “Honor your father and mother—which is the first commandment with a promise—that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”
  • 1 Timothy 5:4 – “But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God.”
  • Colossians 3:18-19 – “Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.”
  • Ephesians 5:25 – “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.”

Gratitude for Acts of Kindness

  • Hebrews 13:16 – “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”
  • Matthew 25:40 – “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'”
  • Matthew 5:42 – “Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.”
  • Proverbs 22:9 – “The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.”
  • Proverbs 19:17 – “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.”