“Let us come before God with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.” (Psalm 95:2 NIV)
For a Thanksgiving Day activity with family and friends, pass out the Gratitude Gobbler prayer page with some colored markers, pencils, or crayons. Invite people to list their thanksgivings in or around the turkey. I often start with a name for God in the middle, so it feels like a prayer rather than just a list. Using the coloring page can also create a solitary prayer time in the midst of a hectic day.
I was tired of the “hand” turkeys I had drawn for the past couple of years, so this year’s template is a little wilder and more abstract. If this gratitude gobbler is a little too goofy for you, trace around your hand to make your own template. Or check out last year’s gobbler coloring page: 2015 My finished prayer using this year’s template is below.
There are both .pdf and .jpg versions of the template available. Click on the version you want below. Download the page first, then print it. Feel free to make copies to share.