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, you have promised that those who believe in your Son will have everlasting life. With the courage of your Holy Spirit, help us to share this same promise with others that we meet, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Listen: Listen carefully as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.
9-10 Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and some other women were the ones who had gone to the tomb. When they returned, they told the eleven apostles and the others what had happened. 11 The apostles thought it was all nonsense, and they would not believe. 12 But Peter ran to the tomb. And when he stooped down and looked in, he saw only the burial clothes. Then he returned, wondering what had happened. (Luke 24:9-12 ESV)
Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.
Child: Why did the apostles (Jesus' followers) think that Mary's message was foolishness?
Child: When have had moments of doubt were you didn't believe that Jesus could do what he said he would do?
Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.
Thank you Holy Spirit, for the gift of faith you have given us that grants us the ability to trust in your Word. With your Spirit living in us help us to trust you in more and more ways in our lives. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.
Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.
May the Lord give you faith and courage to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Amen.