Pray: Begin by making the sign of the cross and calling upon God’s name.
From God to us, from death to life, from me to you …
in the name of the Father, and of the Son + and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Lord God, as we gather together today, help us express our praise and thanks to you for all you have done for us. Speak to us through the words of the Bible, that our hearts would be renewed by your Holy Spirit, rejoicing in the promise of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Listen: Listen carefully as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.
11 Let all who run to you
always sing joyful songs.
Provide shelter for those
who truly love you
and let them rejoice. (Psalm 5:11 ESV)
Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.
Child: What does it mean to take shelter in God?
Child: What's your favorite hymn to sing? Why do we sing to God?
Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.
Lord God, in our times of need, help us to know and trust that you are always there for us. Remind us of your love and protection throughout every day of our lives. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.
May the Lord bless you and keep you in all that you do. Amen.