Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before Him with joyful songs.
10 Best Psalms of Praise and Thanksgiving
Do you know what opens the door for answered prayer, supernatural breakthroughs and miracles? Two keys: Praise and thanksgiving. God loves to shower His goodness upon those who love Him, and we show our love by praising Him in worship and in thanksgiving.
Below, you will find the best compilation of Psalms for praise and thanksgiving. These Psalms were written by the psalmists during both the peaks of life, when all was going well, and in the lowest valleys, when things were not going well at all. This tells us that we ought to praise God during any and every situation of life — the good and the bad. Praising God and thanking Him for all He has done should not be reserved for specific moments, like holiday’s or times of plenty. Rather, as children of the Most High we are called to worship God even amidst the most difficult of circumstances. In fact, it is during the challenging times when our praise and thanksgiving is most powerful. This is when we prove our love, loyalty and faith to our Lord and Savior.
Throughout the Book of Psalms, the People of God took every opportunity to praise and worship the Lord. They knew praising God was of utmost importance — the key to every locked door in their life. So no matter what season of life you find yourself in today, do as the psalmists did and praise God. Prayerfully meditate on this list of 10 Best Psalms of Praise and Thanksgiving and allow the words to penetrate your whole being. Spend extra time with those verses which speak loudest to you. As you do, God will show up in ways you can not expect. Praise and grateful worship changes everything!
10 Best Psalms for Praise and Thanksgiving
Psalm 100:1-5 – The “Thanksgiving” Psalm
1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before Him with joyful songs.
3 Know that the Lord is God.
It is He Who made us, and we are His;
we are His people, the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving
and His courts with praise;
give thanks to Him and praise His Name.
5 For the Lord is good and His love endures forever;
His faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalm 34:1-9 – Thanksgiving and Praise
1 I will extol the Lord at all times;
His praise will always be on my lips.
2 I will glory in the Lord;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
3 Glorify the Lord with me;
let us exalt His Name together.
4 I sought the Lord, and He answered me;
He delivered me from all my fears.
5 Those who look to Him are radiant;
their faces are never covered with shame.
6 This poor man called, and the Lord heard him;
He saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who [reverently] fear Him,
and He delivers them.
8 Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him.
9 Fear the Lord, you His Holy people,
for those who fear Him lack nothing.
Psalm 111:1-5 – Praise and Adoration
1 Praise the Lord.
I will extol the Lord with all my heart
in the council of the upright and in the assembly.
2 Great are the works of the Lord;
they are pondered by all who delight in them.
3 Glorious and majestic are His deeds,
and His righteousness endures forever.
4 He has caused His wonders to be remembered;
the Lord is gracious and compassionate.
5 He provides food for those who [reverently] fear Him;
He remembers His covenant forever.
Psalm 95:1-7 – Thanksgiving and Praise
1 Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before Him with thanksgiving
and extol Him with music and song.
3 For the Lord is the great God,
the great King above all gods.
4 In His hand are the depths of the earth,
and the mountain peaks belong to Him.
5 The sea is His, for He made it,
and His hands formed the dry land.
6 Come, let us bow down in worship,
let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
7 for He is our God
and we are the people of His pasture,
the flock under His care.
Psalm 92:1-8 – Psalm of Praise
1 It is good to praise the Lord
and make music to your Name, O Most High,
2 proclaiming Your love in the morning
and Your faithfulness at night,
3 to the music of the ten-stringed lyre
and the melody of the harp.
4 For You make me glad by Your deeds, Lord;
I sing for joy at what Your hands have done.
5 How great are Your works, Lord,
how profound Your thoughts!
6 Senseless people do not know,
fools do not understand,
7 that though the wicked spring up like grass
and all evildoers flourish,
they will be destroyed forever.
8 But You, Lord, are forever exalted.
Psalm 7:17 – Thanksgiving and Praise
17 I will give thanks to the Lord because of His righteousness;
I will sing the praises of the Name of the Lord Most High.
Psalm 103:1-6, 22 – Classic Psalm of Thanksgiving and Praise
1 Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise His Holy Name.
2 Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all His benefits—
3 Who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
4 Who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 Who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6 The Lord works righteousness
and justice for all the oppressed.
22 Praise the Lord, all His works
everywhere in His dominion.
Praise the Lord, O my soul.
Psalm 89:5-8, 14-18 – Psalm of Praise and Worship
5 The Heavens praise Your wonders, Lord,
Your faithfulness too, in the assembly of the Holy ones.
6 For who in the skies above can compare with the Lord?
Who is like the Lord among the Heavenly beings?
7 In the council of the Holy ones God is greatly feared;
He is more awesome than all who surround Him.
8 Who is like You, Lord God Almighty?
You, Lord, are mighty, and Your faithfulness surrounds You.
14 Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne;
love and faithfulness go before You.
15 Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim You,
who walk in the light of Your presence, Lord.
16 They rejoice in Your Name all day long;
they celebrate Your righteousness.
17 For You are their glory and strength,
and by Your favor You exalt our horn.
18 Indeed, our shield belongs to the Lord,
our king to the Holy One of Israel.
Praise be to the Lord forever!
Amen and Amen.
Psalm 117:1-2 – Psalm of Praise
1 Praise the Lord, all you nations;
extol Him, all you peoples.
2 For great is His love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord!
Psalm 139:13-17 – Psalm of Praise
13 For You created my inmost being;
You knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in Your Book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are Your thoughts, God!
How vast is the sum of them!
“Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” –Eph. 5:19-20.