Pray: Begin by making the sign of the cross and calling upon God’s name.
From God to us, from death to life, from me to you … in the name of the Father, and of the Son + and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Lord God, as we gather together today, help us express our praise and thanks to you for all you have done for us. Speak to us through the words of the Bible, that our hearts would be renewed by your Holy Spirit, rejoicing in the promise of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Listen: Listen carefully as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.
I will praise you, Lord,
with all my heart
and tell about the wonders
you have worked.
2 God Most High, I will rejoice;
I will celebrate and sing
because of you. (Psalm 9:1-2 ESV)
Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.
Child: What can you tell me about God's wonderful deeds?
Child: What are some of the things that you are grateful for right now?
Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.
Lord God, you have done mighty things in the world, and in our lives as well. Help us to share our thankfulness with all the people we meet. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.
May the Lord watch over you and hold you in his loving arms. Amen.