Psalm 100 and 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
The Power of Giving Thanks

Psalm 100 

A Psalm of thanksgiving.

1      Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
2          Worship the Lord with gladness;
            come into his presence with singing.

3      Know that the Lord is God.
            It is he that made us, and we are his; 
            we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

4      Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
            and his courts with praise.
        Give thanks to him, bless his name.

5      For the Lord is good;
            his steadfast love endures forever,
            and his faithfulness to all generations.


1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 


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