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25 Psalms of Thanksgiving- May You be Blessed

25 Psalms of Thanksgiving- May You be Blessed

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Last Updated on November 24, 2022 by ashley.davis

Introduction


There are many psalms of Thanksgiving that are perfect for this auspicious season. But what does it mean to celebrate Thanksgiving? The simple explanation is ‘a day of giving thanks’, but let’s go a little deeper with 25 Psalms of Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is a special day we Americans celebrate on the last Thursday of November to express our gratitude to God. The Bible has many prayers of Thanksgiving that remind us of His power and glory. These psalms have a profound way of instilling appreciation in your heart. You can use them to set your intention for the day. Before we get into them, let’s begin with the significance of our festival of plenty

So, without further ado, let’s dive into the 25 Psalms of Thanksgiving.


The History of Thanksgiving Blessings: What Does God Say about Thanksgiving?

Psalm 100:4-5
“Enter His gates with Thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.” Thanksgiving is a time of expressing gratitude for God’s unconditional love and mercy.

God was at the center of earlier festivities where people expressed prayers of appreciation at the very first feast. In 1621, the pilgrims prayed with the Wampanoag Native Americans. They feasted on delicious venison, lobster, fruit, berries, waterfowl, pumpkin, squash, and turkey together. This holiday is also attributed to Samuels’s “setting” (Ebenezer Stone). The artifact reminded people to thank God for protecting them against the Philistines. 


What Is the Meaning of Thanksgiving to God?

Thanksgiving allows you to show your gratitude towards God and also celebrate it. Psalm 95:1-2 “Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before Him with Thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song.”

While you may express your love for God through prayer every day, Thanksgiving lets you rejoice with a feast! It allows you to get together with your family and share the joy with God and each other. You can even learn something you didn’t know before from your friends and relatives.


What Is the Power of Thanksgiving?

“When you are grateful – when you can see what you have—you unlock blessings to flow in your life.” – Suze Orman. Thanksgiving allows you to cleanse your soul and your spiritual energies and stay humble. There is no greater gift than God’s blessings. He gives you the strength to move forward.

Expressing joy is as important as expressing sadness. It’s always fulfilling to share your emotions with others. After all, humans are social beings. Thanksgiving is a celebration that allows you to share these feelings with loved ones


Modern-day Thanksgiving Blessings

While many of the historical traditions have survived, the food has taken on a modern twist. Some of the most enjoyed meals are stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, and cornbread. Desserts came in the form of delicious pies in various flavors. Did you know that Thanksgiving is also often referred to as Turkey Day? Many people even have vegetarian Thanksgiving dinners by enjoying turkey made from tofu. 


Prayer of Thanksgiving

We’ve divided our favorite 25 psalms of Thanksgiving into 4 categories. As they all give thanks to God, some are more relevant to your experiences. Think of the psalms as a gateway to experience appreciation, but you still have to put effort into your gratitude. We’ve also made cards out of our favorite 8 psalms among the 25 Psalms of Thanksgiving. Please feel free to print them out and use them as you like!

25 Psalms of Thanksgiving: the Most Classic Ones

A classic prayer of Thanksgiving is short, sweet, and to the point. It reminds you that God is good, and His eternal love will never fail. He invites you to His throne, where you can praise Him with gratitude for what He does. 


1. Psalm 69:30

I will praise God’s name in song and glorify Him with Thanksgiving.

prayer of thanksgiving blessings Psalm 69:30 I will praise God's name in song and glorify Him with Thanksgiving.


2. Psalm 100:3-4

Know that the Lord is God. 
It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with Thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name.

prayer of thanksgiving blessings Psalm 100:3-4


3. Psalm 34:1-3

I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. 
Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together! 
My soul makes its boast in the Lord; let the humble hear and be glad. 


4. Psalm 9:1

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.

Psalms of Adoration and Praise

These songs of praise are appropriate for thanksgiving blessings and remind you of who God is to you. It also helps you remember why He’s worthy of your praise, and that wisdom comes from a heart filled with gratitude. 


1. Psalm 111:1

Praise the Lord! 
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.

25 Psalms of Thanksgiving


2. Psalm 105:1-4

Give praise to the Lord, proclaim His name; make known among the nations what He has done.  
Sing to Him, sing praise to Him; tell of all His wonderful acts. 
Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. 
Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.


3. Psalm 44: 8

In God we make our boast all day long, and we will praise your name forever.

prayer of thanksgiving blessings Psalm 7:17


4. Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7 

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. 
Let us come before Him with Thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song. 
Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; For He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under His care.


5. Psalm 92:1-2, 4-5

It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High, proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, for you make me glad by your deeds, Lord; I sing for joy at what your hands have done. 
How great are your works, Lord, how profound your thoughts!


6. Psalm 56:12

I am under vows to you, my God; I will present my thank offerings to you.


7. Psalm 86:12

I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever


8. Psalm 116:17

I will offer to you the sacrifice of Thanksgiving and call on the name of the Lord.


Prayer of Thanksgiving to Praise God

We love how these songs remind us of our Thanksgiving blessings and God’s power. It makes you remember how deserving God is of your praise. 


1. Psalm 7:17

I will give thanks to the Lord because of His righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High.

prayer of thanksgiving blessings Psalm 7:17


2. Psalm 89:1

I will sing of the steadfast love of the Lord, forever; with my mouth, I will make known your faithfulness to all generations. 

25 Psalms of Thanksgiving


3. Psalm 75:1

We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks, for your name is near. We recount your wondrous deeds.


4. Psalm 57:9

I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the people; I will sing praises to you among the nations.


5. Psalm 138:1-2

I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods, I sing your praise. I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. 


Praise and Thanksgiving for Hard times

Gratitude is not something you should express in the happy times, but during hardship too. It may feel like things aren’t enough. You may be having an argument with loved ones. You should still remember that dark times always follow bright days. Happiness will come. You should never forget to be thankful for all that you have. Thanksgiving for what you have and even for what you don’t is a way to change the course of your life faster. 


1. Psalm 107:1-3; 15

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever! 
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north and from the south. 
Let them give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds for mankind.


2. Psalm 50:14-15

Offer to God a sacrifice of Thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.

25 Psalms of Thanksgiving


3. Psalm 118:1-6, 28-29

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! 
His faithful love endures forever. 
Let all Israel repeat: “His faithful love endures forever.” 
Let Aaron’s descendants, the priests, repeat: “His faithful love endures forever.” 
Let all who fear the Lord repeat: “His faithful love endures forever.” 
In my distress, I prayed to the Lord, and the Lord answered me and set me free. 
The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear. 
What can mere people do to me? 
You are my God, and I will praise you! 
You are my God, and I will exalt you! 
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! 
His faithful love endures forever.

prayer of thanksgiving blessings Psalm 118:1-6, 28-29


4. Psalm 30:1, 11-12

I will exalt you, Lord, for you lifted me out of the depths.
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. 
Lord my God, I will praise you forever.

5. Psalm 106:1

Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.


6. Psalm 136:1-9, 26

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. 
His love endures forever. 
Give thanks to the God of gods. 
His love endures forever. 
Give thanks to the Lord of lords: 
His love endures forever. 
To Him who alone does great wonders, His love endures forever. 
Who by His understanding made the heavens, His love endures forever. 
Who spread out the earth upon the waters, His love endures forever. 
Who made the great lights—His love endures forever. 
The sun to govern the day, His love endures forever. 
The moon and stars to govern the night; His love endures forever. 
Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.


7. Psalm 28:6-7

Praise be to the Lord, for He has heard my cry for mercy. 
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and He helps me. 
My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise Him.


8. Psalm 147:1, 3-5

Praise the Lord. 
How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise Him! 
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. 
He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. 
Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit.


Conclusion

The 25 Psalms of Thanksgiving are a beautiful way to set your intention for this holiday. They can help to bring about peace and harmony in your life. The feast is perfect for strengthening your bond with your parents and with the Creator. It’s always important to appreciate the abundance in your life. It’s also essential to be thankful when days seem dark. 

But these songs of praise are only a doorway. In the end, you’re responsible for living your best life – mentally, physically, and spiritually.

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FAQs 

How many psalms of thanksgiving are there? 

Though the exact number may vary, there are about seventy-three psalms of thanksgiving. 

What are the psalms of thanksgiving? 

The psalms of thanksgiving are a collection of psalms that are specifically dedicated to giving thanks to God. They typically involve praising God for all of the good things He has done, and asking Him to continue to bless us. 

How to write a psalm of thanksgiving? 

Begin by thanking God for all the good things he has done for you. Write about how blessed you are to be alive and surrounded by all the wonderful things God has created. Thank God for your family, friends, and all the blessings he has given you. Close by giving thanks for the promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ. 

How do psalms of thanksgiving work? 

One possible answer is that they give people a way to express their gratitude to God. They can also be used as a form of prayer, and can help people to focus on the good things that have happened in their lives. Also, they can help to change our attitude and perspective on life to a more positive one. 

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