Motivated Spirituality

grace3Why should we give thanks to God? Why should we come to him with our praises,? In the scriptures, there were priests from the tribe of Levi who were chosen to offer up prayers of thanksgiving. We are a royal priesthood (1 Peter 2:9). We are all to offer up prayers of thanksgiving. Below are some scriptures rich with the meaning of giving thanks to God. 

Below is a prayer of thanksgiving.

O God, of Whose mercies there is no number, and of Whose goodness the treasure is infinite; we render thanks to Your most gracious majesty for the gifts You have bestowed upon us, evermore beseeching Your clemency, that as You grant the petitions of them that ask You, You will never forsake them, but will prepare for the reward to come. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

 

And when you sacrifice a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the LORD, you shall sacrifice it so that you may be accepted.

 

and it was the duty of the trumpeters and singers to make themselves heard in unison in praise and thanksgiving to the LORD), and when the song was raised, with trumpets and cymbals and other musical instruments, in praise to the LORD, "For he is good, for his steadfast love endures for ever," the house, the house of the LORD, was filled with a cloud,

 

He also restored the altar of the LORD and offered upon it sacrifices of peace offerings and of thanksgiving; and he commanded Judah to serve the LORD the God of Israel.

 

And the Levites: Jeshua, Bin'nui, Kad'mi-el, Sherebi'ah, Judah, and Mattani'ah, who with his brethren was in charge of the songs of thanksgiving.

 

For in the days of David and Asaph of old there was a chief of the singers, and there were songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.

 

singing aloud a song of thanksgiving, and telling all thy wondrous deeds.

 

These things I remember, as I pour out my soul: how I went with the throng, and led them in procession to the house of God, with glad shouts and songs of thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival.

 

Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High;

 

He who brings thanksgiving as his sacrifice honors me; to him who orders his way aright I will show the salvation of God!"

 

I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.

 

Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

 

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

 

And let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, and tell of his deeds in songs of joy!

 

I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the LORD.

 

Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make melody to our God upon the lyre!

 

For the LORD will comfort Zion; he will comfort all her waste places, and will make her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness will be found in her,thanksgiving and the voice of song.

 

Out of them shall come songs of thanksgiving, and the voices of those who make merry. I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will make them honored, and they shall not be small.

 

offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving of that which is leavened, and proclaim freewill offerings, publish them; for so you love to do, O people of Israel!" says the Lord GOD.

 

But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to thee; what I have vowed I will pay. Deliverance belongs to the LORD!"

 

For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

 

You will be enriched in every way for great generosity, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God;

 

Let there be no filthiness, nor silly talk, nor levity, which are not fitting; but instead let there be thanksgiving.

 

Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

 

rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

 

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving;

 

For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving;

 

give thanks to the LORD, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples!

 

Say also: "Deliver us, O God of our salvation, and gather and save us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise.

 

With them were Heman and Jedu'thun, and the rest of those chosen and expressly named to give thanks to the LORD, for his steadfast love endures for ever.

 

And when he had taken counsel with the people, he appointed those who were to sing to the LORD and praise him in holy array, as they went before the army, and say, "Give thanks to the LORD, for his steadfast love endures for ever."

 

And Hezeki'ah appointed the divisions of the priests and of the Levites, division by division, each according to his service, the priests and the Levites, for burnt offerings and peace offerings, to minister in the gates of the camp of the LORD and to give thanks and praise.

 

And the chiefs of the Levites: Hashabi'ah, Sherebi'ah, and Jeshua the son of Kad'mi-el, with their brethren over against them, to praise and to give thanks, according to the commandment of David the man of God, watch corresponding to watch.

 

 Psalm 7:17

I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High.

 

To the choirmaster: according to Muth-labben. A Psalm of David. I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will tell of all thy wonderful deeds.

 

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

 

Sing praises to the LORD, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name.

 

that my soul may praise thee and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to thee for ever.

 

In God we have boasted continually, and we will give thanks to thy name for ever. [Selah]

 

With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to thee; I will give thanks to thy name, O LORD, for it is good.

 

I will give thanks to thee, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to thee among the nations.

 

To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Psalm of Asaph. A Song. We give thanks to thee, O God; we give thanks; we call on thy name and recount thy wondrous deeds.

 

Then we thy people, the flock of thy pasture, will give thanks to thee for ever; from generation to generation we will recount thy praise.

 

give thanks to thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify thy name for ever.

 

A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath. It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to thy name, O Most High;

 

Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name!

 

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

 

give thanks to the LORD, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples!

 

Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to thy holy name and glory in thy praise.

 

I will give thanks to thee, O LORD, among the peoples, I will sing praises to thee among the nations.

 

With my mouth I will give great thanks to the LORD; I will praise him in the midst of the throng.

 

Praise the LORD. I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.

 

give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his steadfast love endures for ever!

 

Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the LORD.

 

 

Thou art my God, and I will give thanks to thee; thou art my God, I will extol thee.

 

give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures for ever!

 

to which the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the LORD.

 

give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures for ever.

 

A Psalm of David. I give thee thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing thy praise;

 

I bow down toward thy holy temple and give thanks to thy name for thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness; for thou hast exalted above everything thy name and thy word.

 

Surely the righteous shall give thanks to thy name; the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

 

Bring me out of prison, that I may give thanks to thy name! The righteous will surround me; for thou wilt deal bountifully with me.

 

All thy works shall give thanks to thee, O LORD, and all thy saints shall bless thee!

 

You will say in that day: "I will give thanks to thee, O LORD, for though thou wast angry with me, thy anger turned away, and thou didst comfort me.

 

And you will say in that day: "Give thanks to the LORD, call upon his name; make known his deeds among the nations, proclaim that his name is exalted.

 

the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voices of those who sing, as they bring thank offerings to the house of the LORD: 'Givethanks to the LORD of hosts, for the LORD is good, for his steadfast love endures for ever!' For I will restore the fortunes of the land as at first, says the LORD.

 

To thee, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, for thou hast given me wisdom and strength, and hast now made known to me what we asked of thee, for thou hast made known to us the king's matter."

 

for although they knew God they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened.

 

give thanks to God always for you because of the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus,

 

I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,

 

We give thanks to God always for you all, constantly mentioning you in our prayers,

 

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

 

We are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, as is fitting, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.

 

But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.

 

And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives for ever and ever,

 

saying, "We give thanks to thee, Lord God Almighty, who art and who wast, that thou hast taken thy great power and begun to reign.

 

Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God for ever and ever! Amen."

 

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