Thursday, November 26, 2015

May Our Hearts Be Unfeignedly Thankful

The observance of the Thanksgiving holiday has its roots in English traditions dating from the Protestant Reformation. It reflects the Christian view that we should be always show gratitude toward God for mercies that he has shown us. The theme of being thankful and giving thanks runs through the Bible. The Book of Common Prayer in its 1662 edition contains a number of special thanksgivings as well as the General Thanksgiving.

Here are 10 Bible verses that reflect that theme. They are taken from the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Bible.

1. Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

2. Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! (Psalm 107:1).

3. Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 5:20).

4.  And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful (Colossians 3:15).

5.  do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4:6).

6.  Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving (Colossians 4:2).

7 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 (Colossians 3:17).

8.  Enter his gates with thanksgiving,  and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! (Psalm 100:4).

9.  And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name. (1 Chronicles 29:13).

10.  I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayers (Philemon 1:4).

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