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January FAITH: Remembering God's Blessings
Gather together as a family on a On New Year’s Eve or even a day in early January, place a box or basket in a special place in your house and decorate it, including a sign that says, New Year 2023.
Throughout the year, try to find a time each week to put significant items in the basket such as a program, a card/note you received, a picture or drawing you made of something that happened during the week. The items/pictures do not only have to represent happy memories, because we know that God is with us in good and difficult times. It can be valuable to remember sad and challenging times, too.
On New Year’s Eve of 2023, take turns with your family pulling items/pictures out of the basket and reflecting on all of the memories, remembering where God was present on that day.
When the basket is empty, say the following prayer together:
“Thank you, God, for the many ways you were with us last year, in good times and in difficult ones. We are thankful for the many blessings of this year. Amen.”
Adapted from: Faithful Families by Traci Smith