10 Thanksgiving Bible Verses

Bible Verses For Thanksgiving | Through Clouded Glass

This year we are hosting Thanksgiving at our house.  I am not one of those mini Martha Stewarts that has a grand plan for place settings and gourmet-type Thanksgiving dishes.  But my sister-in-law told me long ago that hosting Thanksgiving can be easy, because you just cook the turkey and have guests bring the sides.  I am taking her sage advice, and we are keeping things simple.  If I get the urge, I may buy some cloth napkins for our Thanksgiving table.  This is the extent of the "fancy" around here.

I want to keep Thanksgiving simple this year, because I want to spend less time stressing about getting a huge meal prepared, and more time enjoying our family and focusing on our gratitude for the blessing God has given us!  So one thing I would love to do over the days leading up to Thanksgiving is teach my kids some Bible verses that have to do with giving thanks.  

I looked up a few favorite thanksgiving Bible verses to share with you all!  A few ideas for how you can incorporate verses in your celebration:

-Memorize some of these verses with your kids, and have them each recite one before Thanksgiving dinner.  All of these would be easy for young kids to memorize, and you can add in some of the surrounding verses to give older kids more of a challenge.

-Print up these verses on decorative cards to include at each place setting.  Have guests read them aloud, or just allow them to take the cards home to use as a bookmark.

-Write a verse on a chalkboard, or create your own Thanksgiving printable to display!

Thanksgiving Chalkboard Verses | Through Clouded Glass

Thanksgiving Chalkboard Verses | Through Clouded Glass

10 Thanksgiving Bible Verses

"In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

" Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!"

"Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever."

"We give thanks to You, O God, we give thanks!
For Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near."

"Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous,
And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.[a]"

"But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."

"I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart;
I will tell of all Your marvelous works."

"Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms."

“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom,
Thanksgiving and honor and power and might,
Be to our God forever and ever.
-Revelation 7:12

"Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples!"

-1 Chronicles 16:8

I love the idea of teaching Bible verses to my kids that go along with different seasons of the year, and I think these are some good verses to focus on as we enter Thanksgiving and the Christmas season!  Our blessings are so apparent at this time of year, and it's wonderful to have reminders to thank God for our blessings.

If you are looking for some ways to incorporate Bible verses that go along with different holidays or seasons, Liz Curtis Higgs's parable children's books are a great place to look for inspiration!  She has written four children's books that tell stories surrounding different seasons, with valuable lessons hidden in the stories - The Parable of the Lily (Easter/spring), The Sunflower Parable (summer), The Pumpkin Patch Parable (fall), and The Pine Tree Parable (Christmas/winter).

The Parable Treasury Book | Through Clouded Glass

The books also include Bible verses throughout the pages that go along with the principles of the stories.  I always thought these would be great Bible verses to work on with my kids, so I was excited to get The Parable Treasury, which is a volume that includes all four of the Parable books!  My kids have already been pestering me to read it with them, and I am happy to use this as an opportunity to help them hide more of God's word in their hearts over the next months.

(P.S. See those little cards in the background of the first photo in this post?  Those are printable cards of Psalm 113, going out to my newsletter subscribers soon.  Cards are so helpful in memorizing verses.  Sign up for my newsletter if you haven't already, and keep an eye out in your inbox!)


I also have a treat for you - 

Tommy Nelson has offered to give one of my readers a copy of 
The Parable Treasury!  

I'm making this a Twitter giveaway, so to enter:

1. Go to my Twitter profile.

2. Find and Retweet this tweet:

"Great resource to teach kids valuable lessons and Scripture throughout the year!   "

That's it!  Must be a U.S. resident to enter.  I'll pick a random winner on Friday, November 20 and contact the winner via Twitter.  If winner does not respond within 48 hours, another winner may be chosen.  Prize provided and mailed by Tommy Nelson.


What are some ways you incorporate Scripture and giving thanks to God into your Thanksgiving celebration? 

Note: I received a copy of The Parable Treasury for free from Tommy Nelson in exchange for an honest review.

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Gina Booton said...

These post is wonderful. Thank you for sharing those verses, and for the book idea to share Bible stories and verses with my kids.

Lauren English said...

Love these! We have the 1 Chronicles verse on our mantle in a pretty fall printable I found on Pinterest and I love it. So cute! Thanks for sharing these!

Ashley Servis said...

I was rounding up my favorite Thanksgiving verses too!

Liz Curtis Higgs said...

Callie, I LOVE your selection of Thanksgiving verses! And am so grateful you shared my Parable Treasury with your blog readers. Even more, I'm thrilled you are committed to planting God's Word deep in children's hearts. Bless you!

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