This year we're making an effort to be thankful during the month of Thanksgiving. I thought a fun way for the kids to get excited about giving thanks to God, and to add some fall fun to our home, was to create a paper tree, that we could decorate each day with new leaves naming something we're thankful for.
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I also wanted to make sure the kids know to whom we give thanks for everything we have, so I looked up bible verses on thankfulness and praise (ready to be glued onto a leaf). We added one of these each day to the tree as well. There are more verses of thanks and praise than days in the month, more than I even listed here, but this is a good start.
Deuteronomy 32:3 I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our God!
1 Chronicles 16:34 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
1 Chronicles 29:13 Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.
|Daddy explaining the verse.|
2 Samuel 22:47 “The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior!
Psalm 7:17 I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High.
Psalm 9:1 I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
Psalm 35:18 I will give you thanks in the great assembly; among the throngs I will praise you.
|Thanking God Together!|
Psalm 69:30 I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.
Psalm 95:2 Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.
Psalm 100:4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
Psalm 103:1 Of David. Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Psalm 106:1 Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Psalm 107:1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Psalm 107:8 Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind,
Psalm 118:1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Psalm 118:21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation.
Psalm 136:1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.
Psalm 136:2 Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever.
Psalm 136:3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever.
Psalm 136:26 Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.
Isaiah 25:1 LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.
1 Corinthians 1:4 I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.
1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 2:14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.
2 Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
Ephesians 5:20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:3 I thank my God every time I remember you.
Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
1 Thessalonians 1:2 We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Philemon 1:4 I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers,
James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
Revelation 7:12 saying: “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!”