“Count Your Blessings” Activity

Throughout the year, I have my children write out prayer requests and put them in a decorative box. I teach them that this symbolizes presenting our requests to God. On New Year’s Day, my family gathers around our kitchen table, and we take turns reading aloud the prayer requests from the prayer box. After reading each individual request, we discuss it and decide if God answered our prayer. If we feel our request was not answered yet, we place it back into the prayer box for the following year.

I love this activity because it teaches children that God may take years to answer a prayer or He may answer it differently than we ever expected. So many times we tend to pray for something and focus on that particular need or want without realizing all the prayers that have been answered. This is a wonderful activity that the entire family can participate in that demonstrates how God is working in your lives. You can literally count your blessings from answered and unanswered prayers.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. ~Philippians 4:6 (New International Version)