Living in the Word – Prayer Devotional for Thankful

Thankful, Prayer Devotional, Faith

On this Thanksgiving week, let us be reminded of all that we are in Christ Jesus! We are children of God and that, dear friends, is enough!

But our God is also bountiful in His love and He delights in us. God has provided for us above and beyond what we deserve.

I love Merriam-Webster’s definition of thankful. Conscious of benefit received!

I pray we can all agree that we have received great benefit from God in His willingness to sacrifice His Son for our salvation.

John 3:16 (NIV) For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Let us allow this week to be a starting point in intentionally thanking God in all situations.

Take the time to read the below bible scriptures and truly focus on what they are saying to you. Some passages may touch you differently than others. Writing down the verses in your own hand is helpful for some individuals. Possibly looking up the verses in your own bible may be beneficial. I use a NIV bible translation. Or reading them over and over to commit to memory. Whatever method works best for you to experience God’s words and feel closer to Him.

Colossians 2:6-7

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.

Psalm 69:30

I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.

Colossians 3:15-16

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 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.

1 Chronicles 16:34

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Colossians 4:2

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

Hebrews 12:28-29

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.”

Psalm 100:4 

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

Psalm 95:2

Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.

2 Corinthians 9:11

You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

1 Chronicles 16:34

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

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.

Dear friends, I pray that these verses speak to you and remind you of your blessings through Christ alone!

God bless!


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Melissa is a Christian mental health therapist, wife and mommy of two. She works with children, teens, adults, and couples to better manage their distress and hopefully become closer to God in the process.

22 comments on “Living in the Word – Prayer Devotional for Thankful

    • I enjoy it too, Emily! It helps me to feel like the scriptures are even more personal! Thank you for reading and commenting! God bless!

  1. Needed to read this at this exact moment in time, at work and am just done with this day, wonderful to pause for a moment and focus on scripture and all that I should be thankful for through Christ! Thank you!

    • I’m so glad the post met you exactly where you were! God has such amazing timing! I pray they helped you to feel hope and loved! Thank you for reading and commenting! God bless!

    • Your welcome Tammy! Sometimes I need to say very little and let God’s words speak for themselves! Thank you for reading and commenting my friend! God bless!

    • I would like to strive to be thankful with the same level of intensity all year long. Thank you for stopping by and commenting! God bless!

    • That is so true Dana. When we are struggling we can get caught up in the negative. Thank you for reading and commenting! God bless!

  2. This is so timely! I am going to write several of these scriptures down and place them in spots all over my home. Thank you for sharing – this encouraged me today!

    • Merry, I’m so glad the post was encouraging! God leads us to things at times when we don’t even realize we need them! Thank you for stopping by and commenting! God bless!

  3. If we can remain thankful, I think we can get through about anything. It changes our perspective and we can find a blessing in every circumstance! Thank you for this post!

    • This is so true Julie! When we are thankful we are more positive and that then alters our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Thank you for reading and sharing your insights. God bless!

    • Absolutely! I want my life to be a testament of my love and adoration to God! Thank you for stopping by and commenting! God bless!

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