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Thanksgiving is the language of heaven, and we had better start to learn it if we are not to be mere dumb aliens there.

    Author: A.J. Gossip
    Topics: Thankfulness

Let us thank God heartily as often as we pray that we have His Spirit in us to teach us to pray. Thanksgiving will draw our hearts out to God and keep us engaged with Him; it will take our attention from ourselves and give the Spirit room in our hearts.

    Author: Andrew Murray
    Topics: Prayer, Thankfulness, Holy Spirit

Thanksgiving comes after Christmas.
- Peter Kreeft

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Gratitude, Thankfulness

Foolish talking and jesting are not the ways in which Christian cheerfulness should express itself, but rather "giving of thanks" (Eph. 5:4). Religion is the source of joy and gladness, but its joy is expressed in a religious way, in thanksgiving and praise.

    Author: Charles Hodge
    Topics: Foolishness, Cheerfulness, Thankfulness

It must be an odd feeling to be thankful to nobody in particular. Christians in public institutions often see this odd thing happening on Thanksgiving Day. Everyone in the institution seems to be thankful "in general." It's very strange. It's a little like being married in general.

    Author: Cornelius Plantinga
    Topics: Thankfulness

Unto no duty are we more dull and untoward, than to the praise of God, and thanksgiving unto him; neither is there any duty whereunto there is more need that we should be stirred up.

    Author: David Dickson
    Topics: Praise, Thankfulness

That action is not warrantable which either fears to ask the divine blessing on its performance, or having succeeded, does not come with thanksgiving to God for its success.

    Author: Francis Quarles
    Topics: Thankfulness, Success

This way of seeing our Father in everything makes life one long thanksgiving and gives a rest of heart, and, more than that, a gayety of spirit, that is unspeakable.

    Author: Hannah Whitall Smith
    Topics: Thankfulness, Rest

We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.

    Author: Harry Ironside
    Topics: Praise, Thankfulness, Discontentment

All revival begins, and continues, in the prayer meeting. Some have also called prayer the "great fruit of revival." In times of revival, thousands may be found on their knees for hours, lifting up their heartfelt cries, with thanksgiving, to heaven.

    Author: Henry Blackaby
    Source: Revival Scenes, Revival Commentary, v. 1, n. 1.
    Topics: Revival, Prayer

Pride slays thanksgiving, but an humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow.

    Author: Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Pride, Humility, Thankfulness

The private and personal blessings we enjoy - the blessings of immunity, safeguard, liberty and integrity - deserve the thanksgiving of a whole life.

    Author: Jeremy Taylor
    Topics: Blessings, Thankfulness, Integrity

Faith is a certain image of eternity. All things are present to it - things past, and things to come; it converses with angels, and antedates the hymns of glory. Every man that hath this grace is as certain there are glories for him, if he perseveres in duty, as if he had heard and sung the thanksgiving song for the blessed sentence of doomsday.

    Author: Jeremy Taylor
    Topics: Faith, Thankfulness

From David learn to give thanks for everything. Every furrow in the Book of Psalms is sown with the seeds of thanksgiving.

    Author: Jeremy Taylor
    Topics: Thankfulness

God is pleased with no music below so much as with the thanksgiving songs of relieved widows and supported orphans; of rejoicing, comforted, and thankful persons.

    Author: Jeremy Taylor
    Topics: Thankfulness, Music

A sensible thanksgiving for mercies received is a mighty prayer in the Spirit of God. It prevails with Him unspeakably.

    Author: John Bunyan
    Topics: Thankfulness

We ought to shout out our thanksgiving as if every war were over; as if there were no more big taxes; as if there were no sickness, no crime.

    Author: John R. Rice
    Topics: Thankfulness

The Christian community is a community of the cross, for it has been brought into being by the cross, and the focus of its worship is the Lamb once slain, now glorified. So the community of the cross is a community of celebration, a eucharistic community, ceaselessly offering to God through Christ the sacrifice of our praise and thanksgiving. The Christian life is an unending festival. And the festival we keep, now that our Passover Lamb has been sacrificed for us, is a joyful celebration of his sacrifice, together with a spiritual feasting upon it.

    Author: John Stott
    Topics: Christians, Community, The Cross

I preached on the righteousness of the law and the righteousness of faith. While I was speaking, several dropped down as dead and among the rest such a cry was heard of sinners groaning for the righteousness of faith that it almost drowned my voice. But many of these soon lifted up their heads with joy and broke out into thanksgiving, being assured they now had the desire of their soul - the forgiveness of their sins.

    Author: John Wesley
    Topics: Evangelism, Righteousness, Thankfulness

God wants to see prayers that are filled with genuine praise and thanksgiving for what He has done in the past. He wants our hearts to be filled with awe and gratitude for His blessings. He wants us to set up memorials in our hearts testifying to the provisions He has given us.

    Author: Michael Youssef
    Topics: Prayer, Thankfulness

Praise lies upon a higher plain than thanksgiving. When I give thanks, my thoughts still circle around myself to some extent. But in praise my soul ascends to self-forgetting adoration, seeing and praising only the majesty and power of God, His grace and redemption.

    Author: Ole Hallesby
    Topics: Praise

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There should be a parallel between our supplications and our thanksgivings. We ought not to leap in prayer, and limp in praise.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: The Treasury of David, Comments on Psalm 61:8.
    Topics: Praise


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