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Inspirational Bible Verses about cultivating a Heart of Gratitude

Updated on November 15, 2011

One of the aspects of our character is so integral to our maturity and happiness is developing a heart of gratitude. Gratitude helps us to see the little things in life that are so often overlooked yet so precious. In this hub, I will put up the verses in the Bible that talk about being thankful. All of these verses are in the New International Version, NIV.

“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.” Colossians 3:16

”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.”
Psalm 30:11-12

“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.”
Psalm 28:7

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
his love endures forever.”
1 Chronicles 16:34

“Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love
and his wonderful deeds for mankind,
for he satisfies the thirsty
and fills the hungry with good things.”
Psalm 107:8-9

“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, 29 for our “God is a consuming fire.””
Hebrews 12:28-29

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”
Colossians 2:6-7

“I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness; 
 I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High.”
Psalm 7:17 (New International Version)

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.” Psalm 100:4

“I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.” Psalm 118:21

“This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.” 2 Corinthians 9:12

“I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.” Ephesians 1:16

“I thank my God every time I remember you.” Philippians 1:3

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:16

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17

Indeed we have so many reasons to count our blessings! What can you do today to express your gratefulness? What are some things that you can be grateful for? Take some time to thank God for what He has given you.


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      Dr. Christel Reynolds 4 years ago

      Sorry, but to list the name of a criminal on here and Constitutional violator is shameful. Please remove his name. Shame on you!

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      Charlotte B Plum 6 years ago

      Thanks MsDora!

      I'm so glad it was helpful =) Blessings to you!

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      Dora Weithers 6 years ago from The Caribbean

      Voted USEFUL. Needed a quick reference on gratitude in the Bible, and your hub came up in my search. Thanks!