50 Christian Happy Thanksgiving Messages and Bible Verses

Here are 50 Christian “Happy Thanksgiving” messages and sayings to wish a friend or family member a wonderful Thanksgiving.

#1 We thank you, Lord, for our daily bread with abundant grace and love, with faith and hope, with family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

#2 Thanksgiving is a time for us to stop and praise God for all the blessings in our lives. You are at the top of my list of the things for which I am grateful. It is with great joy that I ask for the Lord to bless your family this Thanksgiving.

#3 I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will tell of all his wonderful deeds. Wishing you a harvest of blessings and good health. Happy Thanksgiving.

#4 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. This love makes a family. This love accepts you for who you are, respects you, and sticks with you through thick and thin. Although we are not tied by blood, I am very thankful to call you my family.

#5 Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything, give thanks, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. This Thanksgiving, may your heart be directed at God, who gives you countless reasons to be grateful. Happy Thanksgiving.

#6 Life has changed a lot since the first feast of Thanksgiving, but the reason for the celebration remains. God still provides for his children and is still worthy of our offerings of gratitude. As you set aside time to praise God for his faithfulness, may he bring joy and happiness to your gathering.

#7 God has blessed me with a wonderful [cousin/uncle/aunt/nephew/niece] because whatever you do, whether in word or deed, you do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. You’ve touched many people’s hearts, and one of them is mine. Thanking God for having you in my life on this special day. Happy Thanksgiving.

#8 Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. How wonderful to have a day set apart for giving thanks to God. I give thanks to God for you, and I pray your day is abundant with good food, family, and praises to the Lord.

#9 The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped. By blessing and helping one another we give thanks to the Lord who has given everything to us. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

#10 My dear family, I may be miles away, but know that I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. Sending you thanksgiving wishes from heart to heart.

#11 It is customary to celebrate Thanksgiving with those we love, so I am sad we are apart this year. Geographically we are apart, but in my spirit, I am with you all. Grace and peace to you all, and may your joy be full this day. My love to everyone!

#12 It is more blessed to give than to receive. For it is in giving that we truly receive. It is in giving that we show our gratefulness to God, and it is in giving that we love God and others through our good deeds. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

#13 May the Lord bless you as you come together for Thanksgiving with those you cherish. I pray that his presence will grace your gathering, and he will fill your hearts with his amazing love. Best wishes to you all this Thanksgiving!

#14 Let us give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Sending you warm thanksgiving wishes from across the miles. Hope you’re surrounded by your loved ones, and your home be filled with love, warmth, and laughter this festive season.

#15 Your presence in my life has been a blessing from the Lord. Therefore, you are part of my prayer of gratitude. As you gather to celebrate the day with friends and family, I ask the Lord to bless you with an abundance of reasons to be thankful. Happy Thanksgiving.

#16 Be thankful for everything, for everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer. May this day be a reminder of all good things God has given us. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

#17 Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on how God has worked in our lives. May his love fill your heart with joy as you reflect on his faithfulness to you. I am sending all my love and best wishes to you all. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

#18 It is time to reflect on the failures and the lessons we learned throughout the year. It is time to celebrate the joy we shared together. It is time to give thanks for every blessing we received. It is time to be hopeful of abundant grace that we will receive. Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving.

#19 My prayer of gratitude to the Lord this year included your friendship. Thank you for being a great friend! I pray for abundant joy and love to be in attendance at your gathering this Thanksgiving. God bless you!

#20 Thanksgiving: sharing what we have, doing what we can, and thinking of the blessings we often overlook. I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

#21 Thanksgiving is a time for reflection upon God’s abundant provision. His blessings in your life are clear to see, so as you thank him, I pray your celebration will overflow with abounding joy, love, and peace. God bless you!

#22 Make a joyful noise to the Lord. Worship him with gladness; come into his presence with singing. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name, for the Lord is good. Be grateful because he is our God! Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

#23 At Thanksgiving, we stop to reflect upon God’s abundant provision. As you pause to remember his bountiful faithfulness, my prayer is that your home will be filled with laughter and love this Thanksgiving. Praises to the Lord, who blesses you!

#24 Giving thanks for God’s gift of love and the joy we share through Christ, our Lord. I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving, surrounded by people who love you.

#25 Thanksgiving is a time for praising God for his many provisions in our lives. Your family is one of the many reasons I have to be thankful. May the Lord of the Harvest fill your home with love and joy this Thanksgiving. God bless you all!

#26 Thanksgiving is not just about turkey and pumpkin pie. It’s about counting your blessings throughout the year and looking back at wonderful deeds the Lord has done for you. Have a wonderful and joyous Thanksgiving.

#27 I am sending Thanksgiving blessings your way. I asked the Lord to give you a day full of happiness and laughter as you gather with friends and family! Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

#28 I decided to list all the things that I’m thankful for, and I am very grateful for you. I praise God for your life and your friendship. I pray that he will give you a Thanksgiving that is blessed and full of happiness.

#29 A warm thanks to you for the love, peace, and joy that you bring to our family. May you be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

#30 Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate God’s faithfulness. His faithfulness endures until this day, and his children should embrace the celebration. May your home be filled with his love and joy as you gather with those you cherish. Happy Thanksgiving!

#31 Gratitude is the key to happiness. So let us unceasingly thank the Lord for his steadfast love, and for his wondrous works for us. Wishing you a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

#32 The pilgrims feasted because he provided food and friendship, which saved their lives. Today, his children should give praise to him for all of his goodness. I am praying that he fills your celebration with friends and family with his love and presence. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

#33 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts and be thankful. May you live a life full of gratitude, peace, joy, health, and appreciation. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

#34 Happy Thanksgiving to my precious friend! You are on the top of my list of reasons that I am grateful. I am praying that your day is blessed and full of his peace and joy.

#35 Thanksgiving carries the imagery of abundance, and our God provides in excess every day. I pray that he fills your heart with peace and love for him. May your celebration overflow with remembrances of his faithfulness. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

#36 Thanksgiving is just one more day to say that working with you has always been truly wonderful, for we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building. I’m thankful for all that you do. I’m thankful for you, my fellow team member. Happy Thanksgiving.

#37 Let us come before the Lord with Thanksgiving as we remember all of the kindness he has shown to us. You have been God’s instrument of blessing in my life. God bless you this Thanksgiving, and may your home be overflowing with the warmth of love and gratitude.

#38 Scripture tells us to give thanks to the Lord with all of our hearts, and tell of his wonderful deeds. What better time to do this than at Thanksgiving. I am grateful for the friend he has given in you, and the invitation to celebrate with your family. May the Lord bless you with a beautiful Thanksgiving.

#39 Give thanks to the Lord for he is good. I pray that this Thanksgiving greeting finds you basking in the warmth of his goodness. My prayer is that his mercy and goodness are with you now and forever. God bless you!

#40 Gratitude is not always easy. When our circumstances are hard, we have to make a conscious decision to be thankful because gratitude turns what we have into enough. Turn your heart and mind to the Lord and say, “I thank you, Lord.” Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Best Bible Verses for a Happy Thanksgiving

1 Chronicles 16:34
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

1 Timothy 4:4-5
For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.

2 Corinthians 9:11
You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

Ephesians 5:20
Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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.

Hebrews 13:15
Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.

Colossians 3:17
And everything you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Psalm 9:1
I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.

Psalm 107:1
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

Psalm 100:4
Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.

Author Bio
Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.