Read Nehemiah 2:17 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: Have you ever visited or seen pictures of the ruins of ancient cities?
Parent Note: Most of us have at least seen photos of ruins. Most of these cities have been abandoned and in ruins for centuries. Nehemiah returned to Jerusalem about 70 years after the city was destroyed, and people were still living there. Nehemiah came to change that.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
God, thank You for my home and my family.
Please help me to be grateful for the blessings You’ve given me, and to use them to honor You.
We ask these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.