Read Luke 17:15 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: It’s your birthday, and it’s finally time to open the pile of presents. Do you bother reading any of the cards, or do you just start tearing into the gifts?
Parent Note: In order for us to be truly grateful for the things we receive we must recognize who gave them to us. Nine formerly leprous people were healed and they ran off to the temple and didn’t even stop to thank Jesus for what He had done for them. One healed man stayed behind to show his gratitude. God blesses us all the time, and we should be grateful for every single thing He gives us.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear God, thank You for healing me from sin.
I know that You are powerful and can do great things in my life.
Please help me recognize all that You have done and to give thanks to You.
We ask these things in Jesus' name, Amen.