Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Sing and make music from your heart to The Lord, all ways giving thanks to God – The Father for everything, in The name of our Lord – Jesus Christ.
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1. So Much to Be Grateful for
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
2. A Sacrifice of Gratitude
“The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God!”
3 . Thanksgiving: The Gateway to God’s Courts
“Make a joyful noise to The Lord, all the Earth! Serve The Lord with gladness! Come into His presence with singing! Know that The Lord, He is God! It is God Who made us, and we are His; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise! Give thanks to Him; bless The name of The LORD! For The Lord is good; His steadfast Love endures forever, and His faithfulness to all generations, Amen.”
4. Giving Thanks
“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!”
5. Personal Gratitude for Corporate Salvation
“You are my God, and I will give thanks to You; You are my God; I will extol You. This is the day that The Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it, Amen.”
6. Responding to God’s Steadfast Love with Thanksgiving
“Give thanks to The Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast Love endures forever. Give thanks to The God of gods, for His steadfast Love endures forever. Give thanks to The Lord of lords, for His steadfast Love endures forever”
Psalm 136: 1–3