As Thanksgiving draws near on November 23, our days are filling up with tasks like planning menus and crafting, creating a warm and festive atmosphere.
Amidst all these preparations, it is crucial to take a moment and contemplate the numerous things we have to be thankful for.
Whether it’s the joy of Thanksgiving church services, engaging with kids and preschoolers, finding inspiration in poems and Bible verses for family and friends, or lightening the mood with poems, there are numerous ways to express gratitude.
Happy Thanksgiving Poems 2023
Explore the beauty of Thanksgiving poems that set the perfect tone for everyone to share in the appreciation.
These expressions of thanks, inspired by Bible verses, hymns, and the wisdom of writers and poets, offer a source of inspiration.
Let their uplifting words guide you in creating your own personal prayer of thanks. Beyond the festivities of Thanksgiving Day, it’s crucial to continue recognizing and expressing gratitude for both our current blessings and those that are yet to come.
Accept the essence of gratitude as you journey ahead, transforming each day into a chance to cherish the abundance of life.
As I express my gratitude to you in prayer, may it be a pleasing, joyful sound to you.
Thank you, Lord, for your love. It brings me acceptance and significance.
Thank you, Lord, for your truth. It brings me guidance and direction.
Thank you, Lord, for your mercy. It brings me help and comfort.
Thank you, Lord, for your faithfulness. It brings me stability and strength.
Thank you, Lord, for your beauty displayed in the earth. It brings me joy and delight.
Thank you, Lord, for your way of redemption — the cross. It brings me salvation and regeneration.”
— Beth McLendon
Thanksgiving Bible Verses on Gratitude & Thankfulness
- You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as warriors rejoice when dividing the plunder. Isaiah 9:3
- Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35
- They do not say to themselves, ‘Let us fear the Lord our God, who gives autumn and spring rains in season, who assures us of the regular weeks of harvest.’ Jeremiah 5:24
- So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7
Thanksgiving Poems and Prayers for Family and Friends
Prayer of Thanksgiving
“Heavenly Father, I am so grateful today. My heart overflows with gratitude. For eyes that see, for ears that hear, for fingers that grasp, for knees that bend, for lungs that breathe. I am so thankful for my family, my home, my Savior. Today, I ask for nothing and thank you for all things. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
— Sharon Jaynes
Happy Thanksgiving Poems for Kids
‘Time for Turkey’ by Lori Soard
It’s time for turkey
It’s time for pumpkins
orange and fat.
It’s time for family
It’s time for thank you
for this and that.
It’s time for turkey
Gobble gobble it all up!
Thanksgiving Inspirational Poems
The Pilgrims Came by Annette Wynne
The Pilgrims came across the sea,
And never thought of you and me;
And yet it’s very strange the way
We think of them Thanksgiving Day.
We tell their story old and true
Of how they sailed across the blue,
And found a new land to be free
And built their homes quite near the sea.
Every child knows well the tale
Of how they bravely turned the sail,
And journeyed many a day and night,
To worship God as they thought right.
The people think that they were sad,
And grave; I’m sure that they were glad—
They made Thanksgiving Day—that’s fun—
We thank the Pilgrims, everyone!