Trick-Or-Treat (Halloween Devotional for the Family)

Toddler hand selects candy corn from a yellow Halloween bowlThis devotional is designed for families to be used on the night of Halloween. Halloween can be a scary time for children and so this devotional focuses on the fact that we can trust Christ in all situations. Happy Halloween and have fun trick-or-treating!

Pre-Devotional Questions:

  1. What is your favorite part of trick-or-treating?
  2. Does Halloween scare you?
  3. Does Halloween need to scare you?

Devotional:

Halloween can be a scary night where people play tricks and dress up as monsters; it can be a time where people focus on the bad of the world instead of the good, but you do not need to be scared just because people are acting scary. Trick-or-treating can be a fun time where we go out and collect candy from our neighbors and have fun with our friends and family. You and I know that God is bigger than anything that is scary in this world. This doesn’t mean that life will be perfect, but it does mean that we can trust God. We do not need to walk around in fear because we have a God who loves us and cares very deeply for us and God doesn’t want us to be scared.

The Bible says,

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. (2 Timothy 1:7)

Questions:

  1. Why don’t we need to be scared? (Answer: God is bigger than the scary things of this world)
  2. Can Halloween be fun? (Answer: Yes, it can be a time where we collect candy with our friends and family)
  3. What should we do when we are scared?

Application:

When we are scared we should seek God. God loves us and He loves when we talk to Him. God wants us to come to Him with everything, He wants us to come when we are happy, sad, mad, or scared. How do we seek God? (give them time to answer). We seek God by praying to Him. Let’s pray now for a fun and safe night!

Prayer:

Dear God, thank you that we do not need to be afraid when you are with us. Thank you that we are always able to come to you and that you are taking care of us. Help us to have fun and stay safe tonight. We love you so much, amen!

Activity:

Help your kids put on their costumes and take them trick-or-treating!

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Author: Fred Parr

Fred is a minister and officiant for local wedding companies in Arizona

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