Thanksgiving Wisdom from Billy Graham

By   •   November 20, 2018   •   Topics: ,

The Graham family enjoys a fall day.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
and his courts with praise!
Give thanks to him; bless his name!
For the Lord is good;

his steadfast love endures forever,
and his faithfulness to all generations.
—Psalm 100:4-5

Throughout his 99 years of life, Billy Graham spoke many times about the practice of giving thanks to God. As he celebrates his first Thanksgiving in eternity, read some of the wisdom he shared about thankfulness, not only in November but all year long.


If you have two minutes:
>> Read Billy Graham’s 2-minute Thanksgiving devotion.

If you want to go deeper:
>> Read Billy Graham’s message, “How to Be Thankful in All Things.”

A collection of quotes:
>> Read 10 quotes from Billy Graham on thankfulness.


“Jesus taught us to give thanks as He gave thanks.”
>> Listen to Billy Graham’s Thanksgiving message from 1976.

“If any nation in the world has just cause for sincere gratitude, it is America.”
>> Listen to Billy Graham’s 1953 Thanksgiving message.

“Our pride has caused us to forget that what we have, we have by the grace of God.”
>> Listen to Billy Graham’s 1952 message on the significance of Thanksgiving.

Find Answers

Why should I celebrate Thanksgiving? I’ve had a hard year, and I’m not thankful.
>> Read Billy Graham’s Answer.

How can I keep family arguments and gossip out of our Thanksgiving gathering?
>> Read Billy Graham’s Answer.

Why aren’t more people grateful every day—not just on Thanksgiving?
>> Read Billy Graham’s Answer.

I just lost my loved one and Thanksgiving will be a struggle. What should I do?
>> Read Billy Graham’s Answer.

Should we skip time with friends to volunteer with our church on Thanksgiving?
>> Read Billy Graham’s Answer.

Did people in the Bible celebrate Thanksgiving?
>> Read Billy Graham’s Answer.

Should we extend a Thanksgiving invitation to people like international students?
>> Read Billy Graham’s Answer.

Why do organizations flood my mailbox with giving requests this time of year?
>> Read Billy Graham’s Answer.

What was Billy Graham most thankful for?
>> Read his words.