Use this list of verses to read as a remind of God’s blessings and His wonderful deeds. Use in your personal quiet time or to memorize as a family. Enjoy the multiple printables throughout the month or as a quiet activity for the kiddos on Thanksgiving Day.
Shout for joy to the Lord (hands at mouth as if shouting)
all the earth (fist, with other hand pull “plant” out of top of fist)
Worship the Lord (praise hands)
with gladness (point to smile)
Come before Him with joyful songs (wave come)
Know that the Lord is God (point to brain)
It is He who made us (point up)
and we are His (thumb to self)
we are his people, the sheep of His pasture (walking two fingers up other arm)
Enter His gates with thanksgiving (open hands as if opening a gate)
and His courts with praise (praise hands).
Give thanks to Him (sign thanks)
and praise His name (praise hands)
For the Lord is GOOD! (thumbs up)
and His love endures forever (hands on heart)
His faithfulness continues through all generations (rotate hands as if saying "on and on and on")
According to Wikipedia, the Pilgrims sighted land on November 9, 1620. "The passengers who had endured miserable conditions for about sixty-five days were led by William Brewster in Psalm 100 as a prayer of thanksgiving." What better way to begin your Thanksgiving celebration than reciting this Psalm together as a family. Make the goal of memorizing these five verses for the month of November.
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Let them sacrifice thank offerings and tell of His works with songs of joy.
Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord;
let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving
and extol him with music and song.
For the Lord is the great God,
the great King above all gods.
1 Chronicles 16:8
Oh give thanks to the LORD, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples.
1 Chronicles 16:34
O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His loving kindness is everlasting.
...but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
II Corinthians 9:15
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!