How can I give thanks to God in words?

How can I give thanks to God in words?

The Bible itself is a prayer of thanksgiving to God. In fact, the word ‘thanksgiving’ is derived from the Greek word eucharistian (which means “thanksgiving”), since it was first celebrated on the day after Old Testament Israel’s Passover festival (Psalm 107:1-9). But how can we express our thanks and praise to God in words?

There are many ways that Christians have used throughout history to express their appreciation for their Savior and His saving grace. Some examples include songs such as “Amazing Grace” and poetry like John Donne’s famous poem “Nocturnale Sonnet XCVIII.” Many artists have created artwork expressing their gratitude toward God for His blessings as well—one example being Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece The Last Supper!

The Bible itself is a prayer of thanksgiving to God

The Bible itself is a prayer of thanksgiving to God. It’s a prayer of praise, confession and supplication. It’s an intercessory prayer that is written in the language of supplication; it’s all about asking God for what we need.

There are many ways to think about this verse from Psalm 103: “Blessed be the LORD, who daily loadeth us with benefits” (v. 6). Here are some ways you could use this scripture as part of your devotional time:

  • Pray for others around you—your family members, friends and coworkers—to know how much they mean to you by being part of your life!
  • The same meaning has been described in the Holy Quran Fabi ayyi ala i rabbikuma tukazziban.

Thanking God as a response to salvation

You should thank God for all that He has done for you.

  • Thank Him for His love, which is shown in the way He has saved you from your sins and brought you to faith in Christ.
  • Thank Him for His work in your life, which includes forgiving and healing you through Jesus Christ.
  • Thank Him for the plan He has put into place to accomplish the purpose of redemption (Romans 8:28-30).
  • Give thanks that you have been created by God and have been made part of his family (Romans 8:28-29).

Thanking God for His love and mercy

Thanking God for His love and mercy (Psalm 103)

The psalm begins by saying that God is merciful, kind and forgiving. It goes on to say that he is faithful and good. The writer of this psalm makes it clear that God cares about us even when we don’t deserve it. He also shows how he understands our struggles, because he has experienced them too!

Thanking God for His faithfulness

  • Thank God for His faithfulness.
  • Thank God for His people.
  • Thank God for His creation.
  • Thank Him for the church He has made out of you and me, and the mission He has given us to fulfill through it all

Thanking God in times of suffering and sadness

In 2 Corinthians 12:7-10, Paul writes about God’s love for us. He says that because of His great love for us, he will see us through our trials and strengthen us so we can endure them.

God’s love is a light in our darkness. It gives us hope when we feel lost or hopeless about the future. When times are difficult, it can be hard to find meaning in life; but when you think about God’s great love for each of us individually, then it becomes easier to see how much good there is out there which will make a difference in your life!

Thanking God when answered prayer is received

When God answers prayer, it is a blessing. He does not always answer in the way we want or expect. Sometimes his answer will be no and our heart may break because it causes us pain and disappointment. However, if we trust in Christ, he promises that all things are possible for those who believe (Mark 10:27).

At times when you have prayed for something but received no response from God, remember that this is part of how God works through His creation—he has given us free will which means we can choose to follow him or reject him (John 1:12).

Thanking God when unanswered prayer is received

If you have prayed for something, and it has not come to pass, then your prayers have been unanswered. But don’t despair! God can use the experience of unanswered prayer to teach us about His grace and love. The Lord’s Prayer speaks of God’s plan in these words: “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

God knows what He is doing even when we don’t understand His plan or why a certain thing happened. This may seem unfair at first—but remember that everything happens for our good (Romans 8:28). If there was no purpose behind all things happening, then life would be meaningless! See more:

Pray creatively

  • Use your creativity to express your thanks to God.
  • Use songs, poetry, or artwork to express your thanks to God.


Thanking God may be a difficult thing to do. It’s easy to forget how much we owe our Lord, and the fact that He has blessed us beyond what we deserve.

But when we pray in thanksgiving, it reminds us of who we are and where we came from. The Bible says that when you pray “with thanksgiving” (Colossians 4:2), God hears your prayer and answers it with blessings on your life.


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