10 Best Psalms of Praise and Thanksgiving

“My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him” —Psalm 28:7.

10 Best Psalms of Praise and Thanksgiving:

Praising God with thanksgiving and adoration doesn’t have to be reserved for holiday’s or times of plenty.  As children of the Most High, we are called to give thanks even in the most difficult of seasons. In fact, as believers, this is where our power is! Throughout the Book of Psalms, the true people of God took every opportunity to praise and worship Him; to show Him their utmost gratitude.

In this powerful list of 10 Best Psalms of Praise and Thanksgiving, we’ll look both at psalms written on the mountain top’s of life as well as in the darkest valley’s of life.  We’re confident that if you spend time on these verses, reading them over with your whole mind and soul, you’ll not only feel better (physically, emotionally and supernaturally!), but God will show up in a mighty way.

10 Best Psalms for Praise and Thanksgiving

[Try to get somewhere quiet as you read over these verse of praise. As you read them over, prayerfully proclaim them with your whole heart and soul. One thing has been proven again and again: Praise and thanksgiving changes everything.]

1.) Psalm 100:1-5The “Thanksgiving” Psalm

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
  Worship the Lord with gladness;
    come before Him with joyful songs.
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.

Enter His gates with thanksgiving
    and His courts with praise;
    give thanks to Him and praise His Name.
For the Lord is good and His love endures forever;
    His faithfulness continues through all generations.

2.) Psalm 34:1-9Thanksgiving and Praise

I will extol the Lord at all times;
    His praise will always be on my lips.
I will glory in the Lord;
    let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
Glorify the Lord with me;
    let us exalt His Name together.

I sought the Lord, and He answered me;
    He delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to Him are radiant;
    their faces are never covered with shame.
This poor man called, and the Lord heard him;
    He saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who [reverently] fear Him,
    and He delivers them.

Taste and see that the Lord is good;
    blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him.
Fear the Lord, you His Holy people,
    for those who fear Him lack nothing.

3.) Psalm 111:1-5Praise and Adoration

Praise the Lord.

I will extol the Lord with all my heart
    in the council of the upright and in the assembly.

Great are the works of the Lord;
    they are pondered by all who delight in them.
Glorious and majestic are His deeds,
    and His righteousness endures forever.
He has caused His wonders to be remembered;
    the Lord is gracious and compassionate.
He provides food for those who [reverently] fear Him;
    He remembers His covenant forever.

4.) Psalm 95:1-7Thanksgiving and Praise

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
    let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before Him with thanksgiving
    and extol Him with music and song.

For the Lord is the great God,
    the great King above all gods.
In His hand are the depths of the earth,
    and the mountain peaks belong to Him.
The sea is His, for He made it,
    and His hands formed the dry land.

Come, let us bow down in worship,
    let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;
for He is our God
    and we are the people of His pasture,
    the flock under His care.

5.) Psalm 92:1-8 Psalm of Praise

It is good to praise the Lord
    and make music to your Name, O Most High,
proclaiming Your love in the morning
    and Your faithfulness at night,
to the music of the ten-stringed lyre
    and the melody of the harp.

For You make me glad by Your deeds, Lord;
    I sing for joy at what Your hands have done.
How great are Your works, Lord,
    how profound Your thoughts!
Senseless people do not know,
    fools do not understand,
that though the wicked spring up like grass
    and all evildoers flourish,
    they will be destroyed forever.

But You, Lord, are forever exalted.

6.) Psalm 7:17Thanksgiving 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.

7.) Psalm 103:1-6, 22Classic Psalm of Thanksgiving and Praise

Praise the Lord, my soul;
    all my inmost being, praise His Holy Name.
Praise the Lord, my soul,
    and forget not all His benefits—
Who forgives all your sins
    and heals all your diseases,
Who redeems your life from the pit
    and crowns you with love and compassion,
Who satisfies your desires with good things
    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
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.

8.) Psalm 89:5-8, 14-18Psalm of Praise and Worship

The Heavens praise Your wonders, Lord,
    Your faithfulness too, in the assembly of the Holy ones.
For who in the skies above can compare with the Lord?
    Who is like the Lord among the Heavenly beings?
In the council of the Holy ones God is greatly feared;
    He is more awesome than all who surround Him.
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.

9.) Psalm 117:1-2Psalm of Praise

Praise the Lord, all you nations;
    extol Him, all you peoples.
For great is His love toward us,
    and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord!

10.) Psalm 139:13-17Psalm 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” –Ephesians 5:19-20.

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