Check out our list of 107 thanksgiving quotes to encourage gratitude and That's why it's so important to pause and be thankful for the blessings we we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
Thanksgiving Day is the perfect time to remind one another of the many reasons there are to be grateful. Whether you’re gathered around the table, crafting your Thanksgiving card, or just in need of a little reminder, these Happy Thanksgiving messages and well wishes will help you count your blessings this season.
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Although sending out holiday cards is most closely associated with Christmas, there is certainly something special about receiving a Thanksgiving message from those nearest and dearest to you. These heartfelt messages will serve as the perfect introduction to your holiday season.
Go beyond the norm and craft a Thanksgiving blessing that will not only make your recipients smile, but also help you get back to what really matters during this time of the year. Mix and match the messages below or customize them with your own wishes for a humble seasons’ greetings to share around the table, in a greeting card or in your Thanksgiving party invitations.
Express warm Thanksgiving blessings and elevate your sentiments with a few touching Thanksgiving wishes. Your thanksgiving wishes should be filled with gratitude and appreciation. These words will add charm to your message and give your recipient the important reminder and appreciation he or she needs, now and always. This Thanksgiving, send a message that will be cherished for a lifetime.
If you are unsure of what to say to your card recipient, these general Happy Thanksgiving wishes for everyone, can be used to complete your message.
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Here you'll find Thanksgiving Prayers for Thanksgiving grace at the dinner table and religious and inspirational Thanksgiving poems for plays, programs, church bulletins.
We thank you for the turkey,
The gravy and the dressing.
Dear Lord, this table overflows
With Thy abundant blessing.
Let us always be aware
That all gifts come from You,
And may we serve Your heavenly will
In everything we do. Amen.
By Joanna Fuchs
Religious Thanksgiving poetry can rhyme...or not. For this free verse thanksgiving to God poem, you can leave out the line about "challenges" if you want, in this religious thanksgiving verse.
Thankful for Each Other
As we gather together around this table
laden with your plentiful gifts to us,
we thank You for always providing
what we really need
and for sometimes granting wishes
for things we don't really need.
Today, let us be especially thankful
for each other--for family and friends
who enrich our lives in wonderful ways,
even when they present us with challenges.
Let us join together now
in peaceful, loving fellowship
to celebrate Your love for us
and our love for each other. Amen.
By Joanna Fuchs
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When I was a young girl, my relatives had my brother and I say a little two-line Thanksgiving Day prayer aloud at the dinner table. This Thanksgiving grace went like this: "Come Lord Jesus, be our guest, and let this food by thee be blessed." So here are some little two-line Christian Thanksgiving prayers that kids could say as a poem or prayer for Thanksgiving, or at other dinners. These short Thanksgiving poems are easy to memorize.
Lord, we thank you this Thanksgiving,
For the food we eat and the lives we're living. Amen.
Lord, we pray You'll bless this food,
As we eat it now in gratitude. Amen.
We thank You, God, for the food we eat;
We thank you for our lives so sweet. Amen.
By Joanna Fuchs
Here are some additional two-line Thanksgiving prayers for young children:
Thank you, God for this food so yummy;
Thank you for a happy tummy!
Thank you, Lord, for this special treat;
We'll keep Your blessings in mind, as we eat.
Thanks for food and thanks for love;
Thanks to our Lord in heaven above.
By Joanna Fuchs
Here's a Thanksgiving prayer for kids, not too long, not too short.
Thank You For...
Thank You for delicious yummies
To fill our hungry, grateful tummies.
For other things we're thinking of
And for Your everlasting love,
For all the blessings that You bring,
Thank you God, for everything.
By Joanna Fuchs
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Inspirational Thanksgiving poems to be used as Thanksgiving prayers usually include abundant thanks to God for His blessings, as this Thanksgiving blessing poem does.
Thanksgiving prayers can be in the form of Thanksgiving Christian poems. This free verse (non-rhyming) Thanksgiving prayer is a Thanksgiving grace that covers a lot of Thanksgiving blessings. It's Christian Thanksgiving poetry appropriate for a prayer for Thanksgiving dinner. It could also serve as a church Thanksgiving poem.
For All that You Give Us
On this Thanksgiving Day,
we are thankful
for all that You give us,
for all that You do for us,
for all that You teach us.
Thank You for guiding us
to live our lives
in Your will,
in Your purpose,
in Your plan for us.
Thank You for Your protection
from worldly influence and danger.
Thank You for bringing us gently
to a deeper knowledge of You
and what You want from us,
with Your love, mercy,
compassion and grace.
And thank you, Lord,
for the blessings
we are experiencing right now
at this very moment--
and the precious people
who are with us
to enjoy this meal
and this day.
Thank You, Lord. Amen.
By Joanna Fuchs
This religious Thanksgiving poem prayer is a Thanksgiving day prayer that can be used as the traditional Thanksgiving grace before the meal. It's designed as a free Christian Thanksgiving Day poem.
Attitude of Gratitude
Dear Lord, we come to You today
With a humble attitude.
For all you give, our hearts are full
Of love and gratitude.
Thank you for this special time
To offer our Thanksgiving.
Thank you for this food, and for
The blessed lives we're living.
In Jesus' name we pray; Amen
By Joanna Fuchs
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Thanksgiving prayers can be rhyming or free verse, as this religious Thanksgiving Christian poem is. When you say Thanksgiving grace, this may be appropriate.
We Are Thankful
we are thankful for this day,
set aside to honor all the ways You bless us
with Your goodness, love, and grace.
We are thankful for the people at this table
who add a variety of wonderful things to our lives
just by being who they are.
We are thankful for the food we are about to eat,
which You created for our nourishment and pleasure.
Most of all, Lord, we thank You
for always being there for us,
guiding us, encouraging us,
comforting us and blessing us.
In Jesus' name we pray; Amen.
By Joanna Fuchs
This Thanksgiving prayer describes how we can show God our appreciation for the blessings we have been given.
Lord, on this special day of thankfulness,
we thank You not only for the delicious food,
lovingly prepared and presented,
but also for special gifts
You've given to this family—
loved ones we cherish dearly,
a comfortable place to live,
the beauty that surrounds us,
health, spiritual wealth,
and so much more.
How can we show our gratitude for
the countless blessings You've provided?
We thank You for giving us clear direction,
through Your Holy Word
on how to show our appreciation,
by obeying Your commands
and by loving and serving our neighbors.
Thank You, Lord.
By Joanna Fuchs
This Thanksgiving prayer can be used for Thanksgiving grace at the dinner table. This Christian Thanksgiving verse is short enough for a child to memorize it.
Another Good Year
We thank you, Lord, for food and friends
And for all of the joy this holiday lends;
It's Thanksgiving Day and we can see
The blessings you've provided our family.
Thanks to you, Lord, for another good year;
When you watch over us, there's nothing to fear.
By Karl Fuchs
There are many things that can be included in a Thanksgiving prayer. This one covers some of the most frequently requested blessings.
Lord, as we pause in our busy lives
to gather around the Thanksgiving table,
sharing the precious bond among family and friends,
let us remember that this abundant harvest,
this feast of delicious and nourishing dishes
is the fulfillment of our faith
that You will always provide for us.
As we go through this cherished ritual,
the Thanksgiving holiday ceremony,
let us feel the comfort of Your care for us
in every bite we eat and enjoy.
In this tradition,
begun by courageous travelers long ago
to thank you for their lives and safety,
we thank You
for the joy and happiness you give us, to lift us up,
and also for the sometimes difficult lessons and challenges
You give us to make us stronger, better,
and more aware of our need for You.
Thank you for the support and courage You give us
to get through troubled times.
Thank You for answered prayers
and also for the times You said "no,"
to keep us from stumbling off Your path for us.
We know that in all things,
You are working for our good.
Now, as we draw together in unity
to savor this wonderful dinner,
we are thankful for those who prepared it,
for those who join us to enjoy it,
and most of all, we thank You, Lord,
for the many different kinds of blessings
You continually grant us.
We pray that You'll bless this food,
and bless all of us as we gather together.
In Jesus' name we pray; Amen.
By Joanna Fuchs
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November 18, 2018
I love quotes! Some of them I read or hear and they go in one ear and out the other. Those that really resonate stick with me and help change my perspective about life. With Thanksgiving around the corner, I wanted to share some quotes about gratitude, as well as other insightful quotes about living life to the fullest and being more appreciative for all that we have, even when the chips are down. I hope you find one here that embraces you.
When asked if my cup is half-full or half-empty my only response is that I am thankful I have a cup.
~ Sam Lefkowitz ~
Be thankful for what you have. Your life is someone else’s fairy tale.
~ Wale Ayeni ~
The more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.
~ Norman Vincent Peale ~
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are.
~ Joyce Giraud ~
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
~ Charles Dickens ~
Thanksgiving isn’t just a day. It’s a way we can live our lives every day.
~ Katrina Mayer ~
We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.
~ John F. Kennedy ~
The more we express thanks, the more gratitude we feel. The more gratitude we feel, the more we express thanks. It’s circular, and it leads to a happier life.
~ Steve Goodier ~
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
~ W.T. Purkiser ~
When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.
~ Maya Angelou ~
A moment of gratitude makes a difference in your attitude.
~ Bruce Wilkinson ~
Thankfulness is measured by the number of words. Gratitude is measured by the nature of our actions.
~ David O. McKay ~
Let go of what has happened. Let go of what may come. Let go of what is happening now. Don’t try to figure anything out. Don’t try to make anything happen. Relax, right now, and rest.
~ Unknown ~
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
~ William Arthur Ward ~
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie.
~ Jim Davis ~
I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.
~ Neil Gaiman ~
“May your stuffing be tasty, may your turkey plump, may your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious and your pies take the prize, and may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your thighs!”
~ Unknown ~
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These Thanksgiving quotes, which are a mix of inspiring, funny, and insightful share some of these words of wisdom with your friends and family and Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many.