“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
1 Thess. 5:18
“At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto Thee because of thy righteous judgments.”
“O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.”
Order of Contents
Help for Prayer
. Puritans 10
. 1700’s 2
. 1800’s 2
. 1900’s 2
The First Thanksgiving Day
Quotes on Thankfulness
ed. Myers, Andrew – Help Me to be Thankful Always 2 quotes by George Whitefield and Richard Sibbes
Help for Prayer
Henry, Matthew – A Method for Prayer, ch. 4: Thankfulness 39 pp.
Do you run out of things to be thankful for in prayer? Enter Matthew Henry’s prayer closet and pray his Scripture saturated prayers! Come back to it again and again and you will never run out of things to be thankful for.
Adams, Thomas – The Sacrifice of Thankfulness in Works, vol. 1, p. 115-136
Bridge, William – Thankfulness Required in Every Condition on 1 Thess. 5:18 †1671 18 pp. in Works, vol. 4
The Christian’s Special Duty of Giving Thanks on Ps. 119:62 †1677 from his commentary on Ps. 119
James Ussher called Manton “one of the best preachers in England.”
[Five] Sermons upon 2 Thessalonians 1:3 in Works, 17:95-143. On thankfulness owed to God for his benefits.
A Sermon Preached on a Day of Public Thanksgiving on 2 Chron. 32:25 in Works, 17:383-394. On the sin of unthankfulness for mercies received.
Cooper, William – How can we Give Thanks in Everything? on 1 Thess. 5:18 from Puritan Sermons 1659-1689, Being the Morning Exercises at Cripplegate, vol 1
Flavel, John – Thanksgiving for Mercies Received on Dt. 33:19 †1691 in Works, vol. 5.324-333
Motives to Praise and Thankfulness & Of the Real Proofs of Gratitude and Thankfulness to God in The Christian’s Daily Walk, pp. 124-135
Of Bearing Afflictions Thankfully and Fruitfully in The Christian’s Daily Walk, pp. 152-3
Burton, William – David’s Thanksgiving for the Arraignment of the Man of Earth, set forth in two sermons: The first sermon shows the manner of David’s thanksgiving, and contains many comfortable points necessary for afflicted consciences. The second sermon sets forth the matter itself, for David gives thanks and that is, The arraignment of the Man of Earth… 1598
Ward, Samuel – A Thankful Man’s Calendar 1624 6 paragraphs in A Peace-Offering to God for the Blessings we Enjoy
Shower, John – A Thanksgiving Sermon 1696
Calamy, Edmund – The Nobleman’s Pattern of true and real thankfulness presented in a sermon preached before the Right Honourable House of Lords, at their late solemn day of Thanksgiving, June 15, 1643 59 pp.
Whitefield, George – “Thankfulness for Mercies Received, A Necessary Duty,” 1738 in Sermons on Important Subjects, pp. 98-107
Davies, Samuel – Ingratitude to God an Heinous but General Iniquity in Works, 1:652-67
The Christian Manner of Expressing Gratitude in Works, 2:252-264
A Festival Kept to the Lord in Works, 2:275-292. Observations concerning an annual day of of thanksgiving.
God’s Praises Sung; His Works Forgotten in Works, 3:553-568
Spurgeon, C.H. – Thanksgiving and Prayer #532, MTP 9.541-552
The Heritage of the Saints in Light in Faith and Life, pp. 340-349
Paul’s Great Thanksgiving in Faith and Life, pp. 259-266
On the First Thanksgiving Day
McMahon, C. Matthew – The First Thanksgiving Including background info and the original documents
Myers, Andrew – Happy Thanksgiving! 3 paragraphs On the first protestant thanksgiving in North America in Florida in 1564
“And there was one Anna… which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of Him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.”
“But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
1 Cor. 15:57