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This November, do you want a simple way to focus not only on thankfulness but on Who we are thankful to for all our many blessings?
I’m sharing with you today what we are using for family devotions each morning as we “count down” to Thanksgiving! It will give you a really simple way to connect with your kids as we approach a busy holiday season.
Many times our mornings are very busy, driving the older two kids off early to our Christian school and preparing for schooling activities at home with the younger two, and nights are full of activities.
So I prefer to have a short devotional that we will actually implement each day.
Maybe this is how you feel too!
If you’ve been wanting to incorporate a short morning Bible time into your family’s day, 24 Days of Psalms of Thanks is perfect for the season of Thanksgiving!
Printable Thanksgiving Devotions: 24 Days of Psalms of Thanks
24 Days of Psalms of Thanks was created with the busy family in mind! It has five-minute devotions for families during the Thanksgiving time of year.
Each of these brief daily devotions focus on 24 psalms that talk about different types of praises and thanks given to God because of His character, the mighty things He has done, and the spiritual blessings we have through Jesus Christ.
These daily devotionals are great for the dinner table too, if you prefer to do your family Bible time in the evening. They’re flexible enough to do with young children or older kids (or both, when you have a mix of ages like we do!).
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In your 24 Days of Psalms of Thanks PDF, you’ll find verses, a question for discussion, and a prayer prompt for each day in the month of November leading up to and through Thanksgiving Day.
Here is an example of two of the devotions:
“You are my God and I will give you thanks: you are my God and I will exalt you.” Psalm 118:28 NIV
Question: What does it mean to exalt God?
Prayer Prompt: What is one exaltation you can speak about God?
Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God. Psalm 146:5
Question: Why is it so important for us to find our hope only in the Lord?
Prayer Prompt: Is there something you need help with? Pray about a need in your life or a family member or friend’s life and give thanks to the Lord that we can have hope because of who He is!
I chose 24 because it is the average amount of the days that usually lead up to Thanksgiving in the month of November. Depending on when Thanksgiving Day falls, you can start your devotions 23 days before that.
Just cut the papers into strips and either roll them up and open one each day (number the outside for quick reference) or cut off the numbers, fold the strips of paper and stick them in a big mason jar, pulling out a random one each day!
I would save Day 24 for Thanksgiving Day though, because it’s pretty specific, and you can work the other days around that :)
I put mine (pictured above) on fall-themed paper chain strips that I bought at Hobby Lobby. But you could make your own strips out of autumn-themed scrapbook paper or any other paper you’d like to use.
Also included are six Scripture cards that you can print and share or use around your home!
There are several different Scripture translations represented in the verses I used, but of course, you are free to look up and use your preferred translation if you’d like!
If you have very young children, help reinforce gratefulness by reading a Thanksgiving book that teaches your child about God!
I hope you enjoy doing these devotionals with your family during this time of year. As I was writing them up, it was wonderful to reflect on the goodness and provision of God for His people. Often I forget how much we have to be thankful for!
Before you subscribe, check out our whole family Thanksgiving devotional study God Makes Me Grateful: Lessons on Thanksgiving for Families!
God Makes Me Grateful: Lessons on Thanksgiving for Families is a Thanksgiving Bible study with discussion questions written with the goal of helping you talk with your children about what the Bible teaches us about gratefulness and the good things God has done so they can connect the Bible to their everyday lives!
So many times we can try to command thankfulness–but what really works is the Holy Spirit’s work in our kids’ hearts, through the Word of God, to give them an attitude of gratitude.
This is completely different from and builds on the five-minute devotions I talked about here in this post. Each of the seven lessons is more in-depth and includes supplemental activities to help reinforce the lessons.
This Bible study is in an eBook format, so you can download it and print it right at home.
God Makes Me Grateful also includes other Thanksgiving activities like:
- Thanksgiving Scripture reading plan
- Thankful coloring pages
- Indoor and outdoor scavenger hunt
- And more
Click here to check out the God Makes Me Grateful family Bible study!
Blessings to you in this Thanksgiving season!