Child: Dear Jesus, thank You so much for being my forever friend. Thank You so much for promising to always stay with me and for giving me such a great story to tell. Please help me to remember that no matter what happens in my life, I can always remember the best story of all—the story of how much You love me. In whatever I do, I know the joy of the Lord is my strength. Amen.

Parent: Lord, thank You for my family. Thank You for how much You love us.  Lord, help me to be an example to my children of how to live for You in all things, no matter what I face. Throughout my day, help me to display Your joy. Help me to rely on You and let You be my strength every day. Give my family opportunities to share our God stories with our friends and even strangers. Thank You for blessing our family with Your joy. Amen.