Category Archives: Thankfulness Poems

Rejoicing Always ~

It’s hard to be rejoicing,
when things aren’t going right
it hard to give God thanks . . .
with so many battles to fight.

It’s hard to see God’s hand,
in the middle of the pain
it hard to be grateful
when all your joy is drained.

But we who have Jesus,
living inside of us
know how important it is
in Him to always trust.

For, to always be rejoicing,
takes prayer continually
and then our thanks to God
will come unceasingly.

It’s hard to be rejoicing,
with all that life brings . . .
but, we know it’s God will
to be thankful for all things!

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1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

“Rejoice always,
pray without ceasing,
give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus for you.”

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

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Always Something To Be Thankful For ~

There is always something,
to be thankful for
all you have to do . . .
is be willing to explore.

If you will open up,
your heart and your mind
all kinds of blessings
you will be able to find.

Some are so small,
they don’t get our attention
but, for each of them
God has a good intention.

Some are so obvious,
you don’t need to search far
for everyone can see them
from right where they are.

Whether our blessings
are big or if they are small
we need to be thankful . . .
to God who supplies them all.

Yes, there’s always something,
for us to be thankful for
and we need to be grateful
so God can send us more!

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Ephesians 5:20

Giving thanks always
for all things
unto God and the Father
in the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ;”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Make a Joyful Noise ~

Come all my friends,
come one and all . . .
let’s gather together
and let our praise fall.

Let’s make a noise,
to God that’s joyful
let’s sing why we are
thankful and hopeful.

Let’s loudly proclaim,
our love for Him
let’s tell why our cups
overflow from the brim

Let’s sing of our salvation,
the Rock of our strength
lets not keep our elation
from others at arms-length.

Come all my friends,
let us all assemble
so to the world . . .
Jesus we may resemble!

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Ephesians 5:19

“Speaking to yourselves
in psalms and hymns
and spiritual songs,
singing and making
melody in your heart
to the Lord;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


A Thankful, Grateful Heart ~

Lord, give me a thankful heart,
one that is appreciative
one that to all Your blessings
is attuned and sensitive.

Let it be a heart,
that sings its daily praise
let it be my heartfelt gratitude
that to You I earnestly raise.

Let me have a heart,
truly thankful for all things
no matter what in my life
You should choose to bring

Let my heart flow with,
the rivers of Your peace
so my appreciation to You
I may continually release.

Lord, give me a thankful heart,
one that is steadily hopeful
let it be the heart of one . . .
who is truly, forever grateful!

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1 Chronicles 16:34

” O give thanks unto the Lord;
for he is good; for his mercy
endureth for ever.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


One Blessed, Single Plateful ~

On Thanksgiving day this year,
before the turkey starts roasting
my thanks, I will be singing
for the dinner I’ll be hosting.

I will set the dining table,
with the gratitude I feel
before anyone comes
to feast upon the meal.

I will spread the hope,
that I’m feeling inside
before I even serve . . .
the food that God supplied.

I will polish up on all,
the reasons I’m thankful
before I even dish up
one blessed, single plateful.

On Thanksgiving day this year,
before the food I present
I will let everyone know . . .
just why I am so content!

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1 Timothy 6:8

“And having food and raiment
let us be therewith content.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Thankful In Every Season ~

You don’t need a season,
to be thankful . . .
every day of the year
you can be grateful.

You can all year-long,
bless God with your praise
your gratitude to Him
you can daily raise.

It doesn’t have to be,
just on Thanksgiving day
your gratitude to God
you can always display.

You can sing anytime,
to Him your appreciation
it does not have to be . . .
a holiday celebration.

Whether you are rich,
or if you may be poor
for and in everything
let your thanksgivings pour.

You can be thankful,
every day of the year
for your gratefulness . . .
God always wants to hear!

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Psalm 68:19

“Blessed be the Lord,
who daily loadeth us
with benefits,
even the God of
our salvation. Selah.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


I Thank God ~

I thank God,
for all He’s done
for the gift
of His Son.

I thank God,
for what He will do
for His mercy
making all things new.

I thank God,
for what’s to come
for the hope
of His Kingdom.

I thank God,
for His peace
for the day
evil will cease.

I thank God,
for today
for the Truth
Life and Way!

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Psalm 107:1

“O give thanks unto the Lord,
for he is good: for his mercy
endureth for ever.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Thankful For the Right Reasons ~

Lord, as I enter into,
the season of Thanksgiving
may I do so without . . .
any qualms or misgivings.

May I be grateful,
for all You’ve given me
especially for the things
I am still yet to see.

May I be satisfied,
with all I have got
may I be content
with what I have not.

May I be appreciative,
for Your every blessing
may I be at peace with . . .
those I’ll not be getting.

Lord, as I enter into,
Thanksgiving’s season
may I be truly thankful
for all the right reasons!

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Ephesians 5:20

“Giving thanks always
for all things unto
God and the Father
in the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ;”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


A Heart Full of Gladness ~

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When I think of all the things,
this year for which I’m thankful
there are a few that stand out
that leave me eternally grateful.

I’m thankful for God’s mercy
for His unmerited favor
I am grateful for His gift
of Christ Jesus, my Savior

I am thankful for His grace,
for the love Jesus showed
I am forever appreciative
for the hope in me He bestowed.

I am thankful for my faith,
the forgiveness of my sin
I am grateful over satan
the battle God and I can win.

So, with a shout of gratitude,
I will close out this year . . .
with a heart full of gladness
having nothing to fear!

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Psalm 26:7

“That I may publish
with the voice of thanksgiving,
and tell of all thy wondrous works.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Some of My Favorite Praise Verses ~

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Psalm 9:1

“I will praise thee,
O Lord, with my whole heart;
I will shew forth all thy
marvellous works.”

1 Peter 2:9

“But ye are a chosen generation,
a royal priesthood, an holy nation,
a peculiar people; that ye should
shew forth the praises of him
who hath called you out of darkness
into his marvellous light;”

Psalm 7:17

“I will praise the Lord
according to his righteousness:
and will sing praise to the name
of the Lord most high.

Philippians 4:8

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever
things are true, whatsoever
things are honest, whatsoever
things are just, whatsoever
things are pure, whatsoever
things are lovely, whatsoever
things are of good report;
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.”

Psalm 18:49

“Therefore will I give thanks
unto thee, O Lord, among the
heathen, and sing praises
unto thy name.”

Hebrews 13:15

“By him therefore let us offer
the sacrifice of praise to God
continually, that is, the fruit
of our lips giving thanks to his name.”

Psalm 22:26

“The meek shall eat
and be satisfied:
they shall praise
the Lord that seek him:
your heart shall
live for ever.”

Proverbs 27:21

“As the fining pot for silver,
and the furnace for gold;
so is a man to his praise.”

Psalm 28:7

“The Lord is my strength
and my shield; my heart
trusted in him, and I am helped:
therefore my heart greatly
rejoiceth; and with my song
will I praise him.”

Ephesians 1:14

“Which is the earnest of our
inheritance until the redemption
of the purchased possession,
unto the praise of his glory.”

Psalm 34:1

“I will bless the Lord
at all times: his praise
shall continually be
in my mouth.”

1 Peter 1:7

That the trial of your faith,
being much more precious
than of gold that perisheth,
though it be tried with fire,
might be found unto praise
and honour and glory at the
appearing of Jesus Christ:”

Psalm 40:3

“And he hath put a new song
in my mouth, even praise
unto our God: many shall
see it, and fear, and shall
trust in the Lord.”

Psalm 42:5

“Why art thou cast down,
O my soul? and why art thou
disquieted in me? hope thou
in God: for I shall yet praise
him for the help of his countenance.”

Psalm 47:6

“Sing praises to God,
sing praises: sing praises
unto our King, sing praises.”

Psalm 48:10

“According to thy name,
O God, so is thy praise
unto the ends of the earth:
thy right hand is
full of righteousness.

Psalm 56:4

“In God I will praise his word,
in God I have put my trust;
I will not fear what flesh
can do unto me.”

Psalm 57:7

“My heart is fixed, O God,
my heart is fixed: I will
sing and give praise

Psalm 63:3

“Because thy lovingkindness
is better than life, my lips
shall praise thee..”

Psalm 71:14

“But I will hope continually,
and will yet praise thee
more and more.”

Psalm 79:13

“So we thy people and sheep
of thy pasture will give thee
thanks for ever: we will shew
forth thy praise
to all generations.”

Psalm 104:33

“I will sing unto the Lord
as long as I live: I will
sing praise to my God
while I have my being.”

Psalm 106:1

Praise ye the Lord.
O give thanks unto the Lord;
for he is good: for his mercy
endureth for ever.”

Psalm 111:10

“The fear of the Lord
is the beginning of wisdom:
a good understanding have
all they that do his commandments:
his praise endureth for ever.”

Psalm 113:3

“From the rising of the sun
unto the going down of the
same the Lord’s name
is to be praised.”

Psalm 139:14

“I will praise thee;
for I am fearfully
and wonderfully made:
marvellous are thy works;
and that my soul knoweth
right well.”

Psalm 145:2

“Every day will I bless thee;
and I will praise thy name
for ever and ever.”

Psalm 145:3

“Great is the Lord,
and greatly to be praised;
and his greatness is unsearchable.”

Psalm 150:2

Praise him for his mighty acts:
praise him according to his
excellent greatness.”

Psalm 150:6

“Let every thing that hath breath
praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.”

Revelation 19:5

‘And a voice came out of the throne,
saying, Praise our God, all ye his
servants, and ye that fear him,
both small and great.”

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All Scriptures taken from
King James Bible
by Public Domain


Forever Thankful ~

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I’m thankful for God’s goodness,
I’m thankful  for His grace
I’m thankful that I can seek
each day His loving face.

I’m thankful for God’s salvation,
I’m thankful for His favor
I’m thankful He sent Jesus
to be my Lord and Savior.

I’m thankful for God’s blessing,
I’m thankful for His provisions
I’m thankful for the Holy Spirit’s
supernatural supervision.

I’m thankful for God’s pity,
I’m thankful for His care
I’m thankful Jesus came
so my burdens He can bear.

I’m thankful for God’s excellence,
I’m thankful for His goodness
I’m forever thankful  . . .
for His bountiful kindness!

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2 Corinthians 9:11

“Being enriched in every thing
to all bountifulness, which
causeth through us
thanksgiving to God.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


The Bread, Way, Truth and Life ~

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As we gather,
on Thanksgiving Day
lets not make light
when our thanks we pray.

We need to be,
genuinely grateful
for all things
we must be truly thankful.

We need to express,
our thanksgiving
with praise and joy
sans any misgiving.

We need to thank,
our Father above
for sending His Son
out His pure love.

We need to express,
our joy and elation
for the freedoms
of our salvation.

We need to convey,
to God each day
our thanks for the Bread
the Truth, Life and Way!

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John 6:35

“And Jesus said unto them,
I am the bread of life:
he that cometh to me shall
never hunger; and he that
believeth on me shall
never thirst.”

John 14:6

“Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth,
and the life: no man cometh
unto the Father, but by me.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Beyond Thanksgiving Day ~

beyond-thanksgiving-day-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

Thanksgiving is more,
than food and football
it goes way beyond . . .
turkey on the table.

Thanksgiving isn’t about,
just one meal we share
it goes way further . . .
then a dinner prayer.

Thanksgiving is about,
each day of the year
making sure our praise
God is able to hear.

Thanksgiving isn’t about,
a single day with family
it goes way past . . .
our sated apathy.

Thanksgiving is about,
being thankful for all things
no matter what in this life . . .
to your table that it brings!

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Philippians 4:6

“Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer
and supplication
with thanksgiving

let your requests
be made known unto God.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


My Thank You Note To God ~

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Dear Father  . . .

Thank You for forming me,
in my mother’s womb
thank You for being
my future Bridegroom.

Thank You for comforting me,
for always being near
thank You for calming
my deepest, darkest fear.

Thank You for being my song,
my strength and my salvation
thank You for saving me
from everlasting damnation.

Thank You for giving me,
Your Word to live by
thank You for collecting
all the tears that I cry.

Thank You for satisfying,
my hunger and thirst
thank You for leading me
to seek Your kingdom first.

Thank You for loving me,
for Your mercy and favor
thank You for the gift of grace
through Your Son, my Savior.

Thank You for making,
my paths straight
thank You for showing me
to the narrow gate.

Thank You for Your Spirit,
who lives inside of me
thank You for the trust
I have placed in Thee.

Thank you for making me,
a child of Your own
thank You for allowing me
to come to Your throne.

Thank you for the trials,
that come my way
thank You for the promise
of a more peaceful day.

Thank You for forming me,
in my mother’ womb . . .
thank You in Your mansion
for reserving me a room!

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Psalm 126:3

“The Lord hath done
great things for us;
whereof we are glad.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Tis The Season For Thankfulness ~

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Tis the season . . . .
for inward reflections
a time to share
outward expressions.

A time to be,
for all things thankful
a time to convey to God
just why we’re grateful.

Tis the season . . .
for inner thoughtfulness
a time to thank God
for His kindheartedness.

A time to see,
how much we’re blessed,
a time for our gratitude
to be openly professed.

Tis the season . . .
for thankful contemplation
a time to say Thank You God
whatever our situation!

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Psalm 95:2

“Let us come before his presence
with thanksgiving,
and make a joyful noise
unto him with psalms.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Faithful ~

gods-faithful-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

God’s faithful,
are peaceful
to God’s Word
they are heedful.

God’s faithful,
are prayerful
in their works
they are careful.

God’s faithful,
are thankful
for their gifts
they are grateful.

God’s faithful,
are joyful
in their service
they are gleeful.

God’s faithful,
are lovable
for to Him . . .
they are usable!

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Matthew 25:23

“His lord said unto him,
Well done,
good and faithful servant;
thou hast been faithful
over a few things,
I will make thee ruler
over many things:
enter thou into
the joy of thy lord.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Thank You God ~

Thank You God ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Thank you God,
for all my days
for Your Spirit
to whom my soul sways.

For the calming peace,
You’ve instilled in me
for Your loving kindness
that has set me free.

For guiding me,
to find the Truth and Life
so I may conquer
all my worldly strife.

For leading me,
to the everlasting Light
which helps me to walk
pleasingly in Your sight.

Thank you God,
for each new day
for giving me Your Word
to enlighten the Way!

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Psalm 26:3

“For thy lovingkindness
is before mine eyes:
and I have walked in thy truth.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Summer Love ~

Summer Love ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I love the summer’s rays,
shinning from the sun
the warmth of laughter
with children having fun.

I love summer’s breezes,
gently drifting in the air
the sounds of pure delight
when the weather is fair.

I love summer’s laziness,
the strolls down the lane
the sound of peacefulness
upon summer’s gentle rain.

I love summer’s smells,
fragrant with memories
the happy thoughts wafting
of BBQ’s , friends and families.

I love summertime,
it’s smells, sights, its sounds
I love that God blesses me
when summer comes around!

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Psalm 118:24

“This is the day which
the Lord hath made;
we will rejoice and
be glad in it.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Every Day is Father’s Day ~

EVERY DAY is Father's Day ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Dear heavenly Father,
I want to thank You so
for always being with me
wherever I may go.

For being my true lamp,
my life, way and light
for the tender mercy
You send me day or night.

For giving me refuge,
under Your mighty wings
for the stillness I have
in the storms life brings.

For being my Rock,
the anchor of my trust
for always being loving
gracious, kind and just.

Dear heavenly Father,
every day is Father’s day . . .
and I’m so very thankful
for all You send my way!

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Psalm 103:2

“Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


I Love the Ocean ~

I Love the Ocean ~ CHRIStian poetry by deborah ann

I love the ocean,
I love the sea
I love the waves
washing over me.

I love the streams,
I love the lakes
I love the sounds
that they make.

I love the falls,
I love the pools
I love the mist
that helps cools.

I love the ponds,
I love the living water
I love all the bodies
created by my Father!

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Genesis 1:6-7

“And God said, Let there be a firmament
in the midst of the waters, and let
it divide the waters from the waters.

And God made the firmament, and divided
the waters which were under the firmament
from the waters which were above the
firmament: and it was so.”

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka

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Heartfelt Gratitude

Heartfelt Gratitude ~ CHRISTian poety by deborah ann ~

Lord, may I always have,
an appreciative attitude
one filled with adoration
thanksgiving and gratitude.

May I always be grateful,
whether sick or healthy
may I always be thankful
be I penniless or wealthy.

Lord, may I be thankful,
to You, for all things
happy with the provision
Your daily grace brings.

May I always be glad,
to receive Your benefits
may my praise to You
to the world be evident.

Lord, may I always have,
a heartfelt gratitude . . .
coursing through my life
gushing out in my attitude!

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Ephesians 5:20

“Giving thanks always for all things
unto God and the Father in the
name of our Lord Jesus Christ;”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Thankfulness ~

Give Thanks used with permissionIBible Verses

This year I am thankful,
for so many things . . .
but mostly for my faith
the peace that it brings.

I am forever indebted,
for the gift of salvation
how by the grace of Jesus
I’ve eternal redemption.

I am thankful for the truth,
setting me free from sin
I am ever appreciative
for the power I’ve within.

I am full of thankfulness,
for the Life and the Way
I am grateful for the Word
shedding Light on my day.

This year I am thankful.
for so many things . . .
but most of all I’m grateful
for the hope Jesus brings!

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Ephesians 5:20

“Giving thanks always
for all things unto
God and the Father
in the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ;”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


In the Middle of the Night ~

In the Middle of the Night ~ CHristian poetry by deborah ann - photo Creationswap

In the middle of the night,
when all is calm and quiet
when in my house . . .
there’s a peaceful climate.

I take advantage,
of the early morning hour
and I thank God . . .
for His strength and power.

I thank Him for the new day,
He has in store for me . . .
I thank Him for helping me
believe in things, I can’t see.

I thank Him for His mercy,
He showers on me anew
I thank Him for His grace
that restores and renews.

I thank Him for His love,
above all other things . . .
I thank Him for the peace
just knowing Him brings.

In the middle of the night,
if awaken from my sleep . . .
I thank my heavenly Father
for every blessing that I reap!

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Psalm 119:62

 ” At midnight I will rise to give
thanks unto thee because
of thy righteous judgments.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


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