27 Psalms of Thanksgiving and Praise (with Free Printables)

Psalms of thanksgiving and praise are great psalms that lift up the name of God.  If you are feeling down and are in need of encouragement, you can use psalms of praise and thanksgiving to praise God and uplift your soul!

Cultivating a heart of praise and thanksgiving is a powerful way to take our minds off of our problems and focus on worshiping God in the midst of the difficult situations in our lives.

How is it possible to experience joy and thanksgiving in the midst of chaos and stress around us? 

Through the power of praise and thanksgiving.

Let’s take a look at how we can radically ignite our prayer lives when we incorporate prayers of praise by focusing on psalms of thanksgiving, and download a FREE set of printables with these powerful Scriptures at the end of this post!

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The Power of Praise and Thanksgiving

All throughout Scripture, praise is used as a forceful weapon to defeat enemies and to declare victory in the Lord. In 2 Chronicles 20 king Jehoshaphat and the Israelites defeated the Moabites and Ammonites through their most powerful weapon: praise.

They marched to the lines of battle boldly declaring,

“Give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures forever.” (2 Chronicles 20:21)

When they reached the battleground, the Israelites discovered that their enemy was already defeated! (2 Chronicles 20:24)

(Read more about Jehoshaphat’s victorious praise session in this post on 7 Steps to Spiritual Victory!)

Psalms of thanksgiving and praise

Paul and Silas in Acts 16:16-40 powerfully sang hymns of praise to God after they were wrongfully beaten and thrown into prison. At around midnight during their praise session, a violent earthquake shook the entire prison and loosened everyone’s chains! (Acts 16:26)

Are you facing your own “midnight hour” situation that seems hopeless? 

Sing a psalm of praise. 

Do you feel like the enemy is surrounding you on every side? Like Johoshaphat, open up your mouth in praise to our great God!

27 Powerful Psalms of Thanksgiving and Praise

Here are 27 psalms of thanksgiving and praise that we can use on a daily basis to lift up the name of the Lord in the midst of life’s trials. (And don’t forget to download FREE printables of these psalms at the bottom of this post!)

Psalm of Thanksgiving: Psalm 7:17

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 7:17
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In this psalm, king David is calling out to God for deliverance from his enemies. There are times when we feel like the enemy is waiting to defeat and destroy us. But during those times, we can boldly give thanks to God and praise his name!

Prayer: Lord, I praise you today, and I give thanks because of your righteousness. Help me to sing praises to your name each day, for you are the God Most High! Help me to remember in times of difficulty that you are with me. I know that by your grace, you will help me and rescue me. I praise you this day, and forever. Amen. 

Psalm of Thanksgiving: Psalm 9:1

I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.

Psalm 9:1

Once again, in this psalm, David is crying out to God to rescue him from his enemies. In the midst of our prayers, we can ask God for his help with our daily struggles, and praise him for his goodness at the same time. Even as we wait on God to rescue and deliver us, we can thank him for what he has already done in our lives, and for what he will do in the future!

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Prayer: Lord I give thanks to you with all of my heart today. Help me to tell of your wonderful deeds to those around me! You have been good, and you have done so much for me. Help me to remember that you have blessed me so many ways, and I will continue to praise your name each day! Amen.

Psalm of Thanksgiving: Psalm 35:18

I will give you thanks in the great assembly; among the throngs I will praise you.

Psalm 35:18

There is definitely a common theme among these psalms of David! In the midst of his enemies trying to destroy him (and David had a lot of enemies in his day), he always remembered to thank God in the midst of what he is going through.

Do you remember when king David was running for his life from king Saul? He fled from place to place, hid in caves, and lived in the wilderness to escape from Saul (1 Samuel 21). 

No matter what opposition or adversity we may face, let’s follow the example of David and praise God through it all!

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Prayer: Lord, I give thanks to you today in the great assembly. In the company of my family, friends, and church community, I praise your name. When I praise and give thanks to you, I am declaring to those around me that you are good, and that you are in control of my life. Thank you Lord, that I can trust you today! Amen. 

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Psalm of Thanksgiving: Psalm 69:29-30

But as for me, afflicted and in pain—may your salvation, God, protect me. I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.

Psalm 69:29-30

Even in the midst of our pain and affliction, we can still praise God! David not only praised God by writing the psalms and composing music, but by singing psalms of thanksgiving.

Take out your favorite worship playlist, turn up the music, and sing praises of thanksgiving to God!

Prayer: Lord, even in the midst of my pain and affliction, help me to remember the joy of my salvation through you. Help me to open my mouth and sing praises to your name in worship–you are good! Amen.

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Psalm of Thanksgiving: Psalm 95:1-2

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.

Psalm 95:1-2

Aren’t you glad that God is our solid rock of salvation? Like the powerful hymn declares,

“On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand, all other ground is sinking sand.” 

Prayer: Lord, thank you that you are the Rock of my salvation! When the foundations of this world seem uncertain and shaky, I know that I am firm and secure on your solid rock of love, peace, and grace. Thank you that I can use psalms of thanksgiving to remind me that you are my firm foundation. Amen.

psalm 95:1-2

Psalm of Thanksgiving: Psalm 100

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.

Psalm 100

This entire psalm is a psalm filled with praise and thanksgiving! The five verses within this psalm of thanksgiving point straight to our great God, giving him praise, honor, and adoration. According to this psalm, we can praise God:

  • Because he made us
  • He takes care of us as the Good Shepherd
  • His love endures forever
  • His faithfulness continues through all generations

What a mighty God we serve!

Prayer: Lord, thank you that I can come before you with joyful songs. All the earth will shout for joy to your name! I praise you today because you have wonderfully created me in your image. You are my Good Shepherd, and you will lead and direct my life.

I praise you because your love endures forever, and your faithfulness will continue within my family, and in the generations to come! Amen.

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Psalm of Thanksgiving: Psalm 106:47

Save us, Lord our God, and gather us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.

Psalm 106:47
Psalm 106:47
may we give God thanks

Psalm of Thanksgiving: Psalm 107:1

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Psalm 107:1
psalm 107:1
Give thanks to the Lord for he is good

Psalm of Thanksgiving: Psalm 118:19

Open for me the gates of the righteous; I will enter and give thanks to the Lord.

Psalm 118:19
psalm 118:19
give thanks to the Lord

Psalm of Thanksgiving: Psalm 119:62

At midnight I rise to give you thanks for your righteous laws.

Psalm 119:62
psalm 119:62

Psalms of Praise

Here are some encouraging Psalms that we can use to praise our great God!

Psalms of Praise: Psalm 105:1

Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.

Psalm 105:1
psalm 105:1
Thanksgiving psalms

Psalms of Thanksgiving and Praise: Psalm 107:2-3

Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story—
    those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
those he gathered from the lands,
    from east and west, from north and south.

Psalm 107:2-3
Psalm 107:2-3
Palms to read at thanksgiving

Psalms of Thanksgiving and Praise: Psalm 107:21

Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love
    and his wonderful deeds for mankind.

Psalm 107:21
psalm 107:21

Psalms of Thanksgiving and Praise: Psalm 107:22

Let them sacrifice thank offerings
    and tell of his works with songs of joy.

Psalm 107:22
psalm 107:22
Psalms to give God thanks

Psalms of Exultation and Praise: Psalm 109:30

With my mouth I will greatly extol the Lord;
    in the great throng of worshipers I will praise him.

Psalm 109:30
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Psalms of Praise: Psalm 145:10

All your works praise you, Lord;
    your faithful people extol you.

Psalm 145:10
psalm 145:10
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Psalms of Praise: Psalm 147:7

Sing to the Lord with grateful praise;
    make music to our God on the harp.

Psalm 147:7
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Psalms of Thanksgiving and Praise: Psalm 13:6

I will sing the Lord’s praise,
    for he has been good to me.

Psalm 13:6
psalm 13:6

Psalms of Thanksgiving and Praise: Psalm 16:7

I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
    even at night my heart instructs me.

Psalm 16:7
psalm 16:7

Psalms of Thanksgiving and Praise: Psalm 21:13

Be exalted in your strength, Lord;
    we will sing and praise your might.

Psalm 21:13
psalm 21:13 Psalms of thanksgiving

Psalms of Thanksgiving and Praise: Psalm 26:12

My feet stand on level ground;
    in the great congregation I will praise the Lord.

Psalm 26:12
psalm 26:12 I will praise the Lord

Psalms to Give God Praise: Psalm 28:6

Praise be to the Lord,
    for he has heard my cry for mercy.

Psalm 28:6
psalm 28:6 Praise be to the Lord

Psalms of Powerful Praise: Psalm 40:3

He put a new song in my mouth,
    a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord
    and put their trust in him.

Psalm 40:3
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Psalms of Praise and Thanksgiving: Psalm 48:1

Great is the Lord, and most worthy of praise,
    in the city of our God, his holy mountain.

Psalm 48:1
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Psalms of Praise and Thanksgiving: Psalm 48:10

Like your name, O God,
    your praise reaches to the ends of the earth;
    your right hand is filled with righteousness.

Psalm 48:10
Psalm 48:10 psalms of thanks

Psalms of Praise and Thanksgiving: Psalm 57:9

I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
    I will sing of you among the peoples.

Psalm 57:9
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Psalms of Praise and Thanksgiving: Psalm 59:17

You are my strength, I sing praise to you;
    you, God, are my fortress,
    my God on whom I can rely.

Psalm 59:17
psalm 59:17, Psalms of praise and thanksgiving

Free Printables on Psalms of Thanksgiving and Praise

Feel free to download two sets of printables with psalms of Thanksgiving Bible verses that you can pray each day when you need to focus on the goodness of God!

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