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Thankfulness

Also called: Gratitude
Conscious of benefit received; gratitude.

Top Bible Verses about Thankfulness

Psalm 95:1–2

Come, let us sing for joy to Yahweh; let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving; with songs let us shout joyfully to him. Read Psalm 95:1–2
Psalm 100:4

Psalm 100:4–5

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, his courts with praise. Give thanks to him; bless his name. For Yahweh is good; his loyal love is forever, and his faithfulness is from generation to generation. Read Psalm 100:4–5
John 6:11

John 6:11

Then Jesus took the bread, and after he had given thanks, he distributed it to those who were reclining—likewise also of the fish, as much as they wanted. Read John 6:11

Ephesians 5:18–20

And do not be drunk with wine (in which is dissipation), but be filled by the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and singing praise in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to the God and Father, Read Ephesians 5:18–20
1 Thessalonians 5:18

1 Thessalonians 5:18

give thanks in everything; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. Read 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Revelation 11:17

Revelation 11:16–17

And the twenty-four elders who are seated on their thrones before God fell down on their faces and worshiped God, saying, “We give thanks to you, Lord God All-Powerful, the one who is and the one who was, because you have taken your great power and have begun to reign. Read Revelation 11:16–17

Famous Christian Quotes About Thankfulness, Gratitude

A Description of Early Christian Worship

The wealthy among us help the needy; and we always keep together; and for all things with which we are supplied we bless the Maker of all through His Son Jesus Christ, and through the Holy Ghost. And on the day called Sunday, all who live in cities or in the country gather together to one place, and the memoirs of the apostles or the writings of the prophets are read, as long as time permits; then, when the reader has ceased, the president verbally instructs, and exhorts to the imitation of these good things. Then we all rise together and pray, and, as we before said, when our prayer is ended, bread and wine and water are brought, and the president in like manner offers prayers and thanksgivings, according to his ability, and the people assent, saying “Amen”; and there is a distribution to each, and a participation of that over which thanks have been given, and to those who are absent a portion is sent by the deacons. And those who are well-to-do, and willing, give what each thinks fit; and what is collected is deposited with the president, who helps the orphans and widows, and those who, through sickness or any other cause, are in want, and those who are in bonds, and the strangers sojourning among us, and in a word takes care of all who are in need.

Justin Martyr

Count Common Blessings

We prize but little what we share only in common with the rest, or with the generality of our species.… The common benefits of our nature entirely escape us. Yet these are the great things. These constitute what most properly ought to be accounted blessings of Providence; what alone, if we might so speak, are worthy of its care. Nightly rest and daily bread, the ordinary use of our limbs, and senses, and understandings, are gifts which admit of no comparison with any other. Yet, because almost every man we meet with possesses these, we leave them out of our enumeration. They raise no sentiment; they move no gratitude. Now, herein, is our judgment perverted by our selfishness. A blessing ought in truth to be the more satisfactory, the bounty at least of the donor is rendered more conspicuous, by its very diffusion, its commonness, its cheapness; by its falling to the lot, and forming the happiness, of the great bulk and body of our species, as well as of ourselves.… It is in those things which are so common as to be no distinction, that the amplitude of the divine benignity is perceived.

William Paley

Do All Work in Jesus’ Name

Do you eat? Give thanks to God both before and afterwards. Do you sleep? Give thanks to God both before and afterwards. Do you launch into the marketplace? Do the same—nothing worldly, nothing of this life. Do all in the Name of the Lord, and all will be prospered to you. On wherever the Name is placed, there all things are auspicious. If it casts out devils, if it drives away diseases, much more does it render business easy.

John Chrysostom
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