Here are short talks that you can use for Sharing Time in Primary for the month of November:
Week 1: I am thankful for my body, and I know that it is a temple.
“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” A question quoted in 1 Corinthians 3:16. Yes, our bodies are temples of God. This is the main reason why we have established church standards such as the Word of Wisdom. In verse 17, it says, “If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” This clearly shows that it is a sin whenever we do something wrong to God’s temples including our physical bodies.
We should be thankful for having physical bodies. This is one of the great blessings that Heavenly Father has given unto us. Because of our flesh and bones, we can be an instrument in building up the kingdom of God here on earth. We should take care of ourselves just like how we take care of our sacred physical temples.
Week 2: I am thankful for temporal blessings.
Temporal blessings are blessings that we can see, touch, hear, taste, or smell. These blessings are given by Heavenly Father in order for us to survive and endure our existence while we are here in our mortal life.
Temporal blessings can include our bodies, homes, food, water, clothing, health, the sun, the moon, the stars, the earth, animals, plants, family, friends, toys, books, and school.
The Prophet Joseph Smith once said that there are no such thing as temporal blessings for all blessings are spiritual. All of these blessings contribute to our spiritual well-being, too. For example, because of education, good health, and if we have enough food on our tables, we can serve the Lord better. Our families and friends help to strengthen, comfort, and remind us in times of need.
Week 3: I am thankful for spiritual blessings.
What blessings are considered spiritual?
In Moroni 10:8-17, Moroni enumerated the spiritual blessings we receive from the Lord. He said in verses 9 to 14, “ For behold, to one is given by the Spirit of God, that he may teach the word of wisdom; And to another, that he may teach the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; And to another, exceedingly great faith; and to another, the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; And again, to another, that he may work mighty miracles; And again, to another, that he may prophesy concerning all things; And again, to another, the beholding of angels and ministering spirits; And again, to another, all kinds of tongues; And again, to another, the interpretation of languages and of divers kinds of tongues.”
These are all spiritual blessings that Heavenly Father gives to men. But these spiritual blessings only come to those who are faithful. Moroni said in verse 7 of the same chapter, “And ye may know that he is, by the power of the Holy Ghost; wherefore I would exhort you that ye deny not the power of God; for he worketh by power, according to the faith of the children of men, the same today and tomorrow, and forever.”
These blessings are given unto us for our own profit (Moroni 10:8). Spiritual blessings are given to help us build up the kingdom of God – to teach people about the restored gospel, to make Jesus Christ known unto them, so all of us will have an equal chance to go back to His presence someday.
Week 4: We should thank Heavenly Father for all our blessings.
Blessings come to those who are grateful for their blessings.
In Doctrine & Covenants 78:19, it says, “And he who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious; and the things of this earth shall be added unto him, even an hundred fold, yea, more.” If we show our gratitude to our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, we will be more blessed.
It is important to thank Heavenly Father for all the blessings we receive each day. The Lord wants us to have a spirit of gratitude in all we do and say. He even taught us the parable of the ten lepers to show that it is important to be grateful. When we are grateful, we will have greater happiness and satisfaction in our lives. We will recognize the influence and the blessings of the Lord, and will make our faith stronger.