Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving can be a busy time for families, and it can be hard to find a few moments to read God’s Word together and give thanks to God as a family.

Over the next two weeks, we want to encourage you to make that a priority. This simplified faith talk guide will include ideas for suggested Scripture readings, discussion questions, songs, and more to help you be intentional about spending time giving thanks together over the next two weeks (there will be no separate faith talk guide next week).

Suggested Scripture Readings:

Discussion Questions:


  • What has God done in your life that you are thankful for?
  • Who are some people in your life that you thank God for?
  • How can we give thanks to God in all circumstances?

Ideas for Younger Kids:

With your children, write a “Thank-You” note to God. Have them come up with one or two things they want to thank God for. Write these down and put the note up somewhere in your house (like your refrigerator).

A Thanksgiving Playlist:

We’ve created a Spotify playlist of some thanksgiving related songs and hymns. You could listen to this in the car with family or turn it on while you are getting ready for your Thanksgiving meal. (If it works better, here’s the YouTube playlist).

A Thanksgiving Prayer:

We give thanks to you, Lord, for you are good. Your unfailing love never ends. We thank you, Lord, that you are the King. Nothing happens apart from your plan.

We give thanks to you, Lord for your holiness. You are just and faithful and perfect in all your ways. And we thank you for the salvation you have granted us in Jesus and for how you have given us your Spirit to be in us and with us during this earthly life.

We give thanks to you, Lord, for the people of God, that we are part of a community of faith. We thank you for providing for us in more ways than we could count. You have blessed us, Father, beyond all measure, with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. We give thanks to you!

If you have any questions, comments, or ideas related to this Family Faith Talk guide or future guides, please let us know by leaving a comment!

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