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Give Thanks to God

Why We Need to Thank God

God has given us everything. Literally, everything. When we thank Him, we are better able to glorify Him, feel closer to Him, and sense His presence in our life. We will be better able to find peace by feeling satisfied with what we do have; pushing away feelings of envy and want. Being grateful strengthens our faith in Him, and is ultimately a testimony of our belief and relationship with God. 

What We Need to Thank God For


always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 5:20


Your health

The Bible

At midnight I rise to give you thanks for your righteous laws.

Psalm 119:62


His love

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

1 Chronicles 16:34

The ocean

The mountains


The sun


Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.

John 6:11

Your job

Your house

Your ability to make good choices

The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector.

Luke 18:11

Your pet

Your neighbor

Your friends

Our salvation through Jesus

 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Romans 7:25


Your car

Your education

Your family

His forgiveness

In that day you will say: “I will praise you, Lord. Although you were angry with me, your anger has turned away and you have comforted me.

Isaiah 12:1

Everything mentioned above, and everything in between. Again, EVERYTHING; Be grateful for all things. 

How We Show God Thanks

Here are some ways you can show your gratitude to God:

Through Giving

Through Prayer

Through Praise

Through Song

Through Faithful Living

One Last Thought

God sees you, He knows you, and He loves you. He wants the best for you, giving you what you need when you need it. Be humble in all doings, be grateful, and openly give thanks. 

-Torrance Church of Christ

Posted by Erica Nielsen