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November 3, 2008

“Thank God” or “Thanks God”

Filed under: Thoughts — Tags: , , , , — elanoy @ 4:59 am

This is a common misconception among people, I hope it will enlighten your thoughts.


When to use “Thank God”:


“Thank God” is actually a shortened version of “Thanks be to God” which means that you are telling the others (your friends or whoever) that you are thankful to God.

“Thank God” is in the same way as “Praise God”.

“Thank God” is also correct because you are using “Thank” as a verb I (we) thank God.



You are praying or directly conversing with God, then you would say “Thanks, God”.

“Thanks, god” should actually mean “Thank You God” if he was in front of you.

“Thanks” is an informal way of saying “Thank You” so highly unlikely to use “Thanks, God” to an almighty being.



  1. tatagalugin ko n lng ngkakaintindihan nman kmi ni Gor or ni Jesus eh hehehehe

    Comment by Des — November 3, 2008 @ 5:04 am

  2. God yun ha at ni Jesus Christ….. 🙂

    Comment by Des — November 3, 2008 @ 5:05 am

  3. I’m glad someone has taken the time to enlighten people regarding such a simple concept.
    I’ve always heard this mistake, mostly among more analytical minds which have come up with all kind of wrong theories. This simple one of yours, is the one.

    BTW, there’s something I noticed in your explanation. I hope you don’t mind. You typed: “you are telling the others (your friends or whoever)”
    It should have been: “you are telling the others (your friends or whoMever)”<– Because it's the object, not the subject of the action "telling".

    Comment by Abe — November 8, 2010 @ 12:57 pm

  4. good entry! I’ll repost! Can I? 😀

    Comment by ladyvie — January 20, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

    • sure, thanks for liking 🙂

      Comment by elanoy — January 21, 2011 @ 9:22 am

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  6. My mother who teaches English subject. corrected me for this also. Thank God for teachers.

    Comment by chelo — May 17, 2011 @ 7:45 am

  7. Me and my good friend Christine say “Thanks God” when we realize that God has put something in our daily life that causes us to remember that God is still there in our lives. It sounds very right to us. Thanks God !

    Comment by David Dossenback — June 7, 2011 @ 2:07 am

  8. best of luck united one

    Comment by Mira Dhungana Adhikari Adhikai — July 24, 2011 @ 2:24 am

  9. i like this. I’ll just save the page.

    Comment by mucarief — July 29, 2011 @ 2:42 am

  10. my father is dead today but i thank God 4 calling him i pray may his soul rest in peace and may our heavenly father help my family bless us may is word always rings in our heart…

    Comment by joseph tsukwam — August 13, 2011 @ 1:32 am

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