Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving = An act of giving thanks; an expression of gratitude; grateful acknowledgment of benefits or favors; an expression of thanks to God; a public act of religious observance or a celebration in acknowledgment of divine favors

Ezra 3:11 With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the Lord: “He is good; his love toward Israel endures forever.” And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid.

Psalm 69:30 I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.

Psalm 95:2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.

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

Jeremiah 30:19 From them will come songs of thanksgiving and the sound of rejoicing. I will add to their numbers, and they will not be decreased; I will bring them honor, and they will not be disdained.

1 Corinthians 1:4 [ Thanksgiving ] I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.

1 Corinthians 10:16 Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?

2 Corinthians 4:15 All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.

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.

Colossians 1:3 [ Thanksgiving and Prayer ] We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you,

1 Timothy 2:1-6 (NIV) Instructions on Worship

2 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.

Philemon 1:4-5 (NIV) Thanksgiving and Prayer

4 I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers, 5 because I hear about your love for all his holy people and your faith in the Lord Jesus.

THANK YOU, O LORD! For You are good and Your love endures forever.

The foundation of the house of the LORD was laid

Those in charge of thanksgiving and prayer are named

Celebrate joyfully with songs and music

Thanksgiving and praise

Add to their numbers

Bring honor

Grace

Blood of Christ

Body of Christ

Praise God in the Spirit

Grace

Enriched

Glory to God

Generous

Overflow

I remember you

Faith and love

Do not be anxious

Present your requests to God

We pray for you

Petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving for ALL people

One God

One mediator between God and mankind–Christ Jesus

Ransom for all people–Christ

Everything God created is good

Consecrated by the word of God and prayer

Love and faith

Thank You, O Mighty Lord God. We enter Your gates with thanksgiving and Your courts with praise; we give thanks to You and praise Your name.

In Jesus name. Amen

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