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31 Bible verses about being thankful for the little things and Prayer

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If you’re not thankful for the little things in life, then what are you thankful for? Your good health? Your roof over your head? If so, consider these 31 Bible verses about being thankful for the little things in life to help cultivate a sense of gratitude in you. You never know when something big might happen and suddenly you can’t be grateful for something small anymore!

According to research conducted by the University of California, Berkeley, an attitude of gratitude can greatly improve your overall happiness. In one of the experiments performed by the researchers, participants were asked to write down five things they were grateful for every day for 21 days straight.

At the end of this period, those who wrote about what they were grateful for felt better about their lives and also reported fewer physical symptoms, like headaches and stomachaches.

Colossians 4:2

2 Corinthians 9:11

1 Timothy 4:4-5

Psalm 106:1

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

Hebrews 12:28-29

Hebrews 13:15

“Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise — the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.”
Psalm 28:7
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.”
“Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.”

Psalm 69:30

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

Colossians 3:16

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”

1 Chronicles 16:8

“Oh give thanks to the LORD; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!”

Psalm 34:8

“Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! “

Psalm 86:12

“I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever.”

Psalm 103:1-5
“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”

 

Psalm 9:1-2
“I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.”

Psalms 28:7

“The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped;
my heart exults, and with my song, I give thanks to him.”

Psalms 13:5

“But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.”
 Psalm 136:1-5
“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; to him who alone does great wonders, for his steadfast love endures forever; to him who by understanding made the heavens, for his steadfast love endures forever; …”

1 Chronicle 16:35

“Say also: “Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather and deliver us from among the nations,that we  may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise.”
“Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!”

Psalms 92:1-2

“It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night.”

Psalms 97:12

Psalms 100:4

“Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!”

Psalms 103:1

“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!”

1 Thessalonians 5:18

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

Philippians 4:6

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”

Colossians 3:17

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

1 Samuel 12:24

“Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.”

Psalm 4:7

“You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound.”

Romans 8:28

“And we know that for those who love God, all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”

Psalms 32:11

“Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!”
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7 Things The Power of a Grateful Heart Can Do

  1. It gets our eyes off ourselves and helps us to focus back on God.
  2. It reminds us we’re not in control, but that we serve a Mighty God who is. It keeps us in a place of humility and dependency on Him, as we recognize how much we need Him.
  3. It helps us to recognize we have so much to be thankful for, even all of the little things, which often we may forget to thank Him for…but they really are the biggest, most important things in this life. It takes our attention off of our problems and helps us instead to reflect on, to remember, the goodness of His many blessings.
  4. It reminds us that God is the Giver of all good gifts. We were never intended to be fully self-sufficient in this life. A grateful heart reminds us that ultimately God is our Provider, that all blessings and gifts are graciously given to us by His hand.
  5. A heart of gratitude leaves no room for complaining. For it is impossible to be truly thankful and filled with negativity and ungratefulness at the same time.
  6. It makes the enemy flee. The forces of darkness can’t stand to be around hearts that give thanks and honor to God. Our praise and thanksgiving will make them flee.
  7. It opens up the door for continued blessings. It invites His presence. Our spirits are refreshed and renewed in Him. God loves to give good gifts to His children. He delights in our thankfulness and pours out His Spirit and favor over those who give honor and gratitude to Him.

A Prayer of Gratitude

Dear God,

Thank you for your amazing power and work in our lives, thank you for your goodness and for your blessings over us. Thank you that you are Able to bring hope through even the toughest of times, strengthening us for your purposes. Thank you for your great love and care. Thank you for your mercy and grace. Thank you that you are always with us and will never leave us. Thank you for your incredible sacrifice so that we might have freedom and life. Forgive us for when we don’t thank you enough, for who you are, for all that you do, for all that you’ve given. Help us to set our eyes and our hearts on you afresh. Renew our spirits, fill us with your peace and joy. We love you and we need you, this day and every day. We give you praise and thanks, for You alone are worthy!

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.