Psalm 95 (NKJV)
A Call to Worship and Obedience
1 Oh come, let us sing to the Lord!
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;
Teaching your children to be thankful:
At a young age teach them to pray before meals
Also teach them to say a bedtime prayer
If they tell you about someone that was hurt or sick, stop what you are doing and say a prayer together for that person
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
3 For the Lord is the great God,
And the great King above all gods.
4 In His hand are the deep places of the earth;
The heights of the hills are His also.
5 The sea is His, for He made it;
And His hands formed the dry land.
6 Oh come, let us worship and bow down;
Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.
Teach children to see the beauty in the world:
Pray together thanking God for a sunny day or a beautiful rainbow
Show the kids the mountains and the water and tell them that God made all of it
7 For He is our God,
And we are the people of His pasture,
And the sheep of His hand.
Today, if you will hear His voice:
8 “Do not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion,
As in the day of trial in the wilderness,
9 When your fathers tested Me;
They tried Me, though they saw My work.
10 For forty years I was grieved with that generation,
And said, ‘It is a people who go astray in their hearts,
And they do not know My ways.’
11 So I swore in My wrath,
‘They shall not enter My rest.’ ”
When there are trials:
Pray with the children when they are sick, asking God to make them feel better
Pray with them asking for God to help them to do well in school
Pray for fun and safety when playing a sport
Teach your children to take everything to God in prayer. From the big things such as a serious illness, death, (even of a pet) help in school, forgiveness for doing something they shouldn’t have done.
How do you teach your children to be thankful?