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.
Loving Lord, in you alone we put our trust. In you alone can we live. Grant us your love, and help us to trust in your Word, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Listen: Listen carefully as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.
27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” (John 20:27 ESV)
Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.
Child: What are some of the things God has done that help you believe in Jesus?
Child: Why does Jesus want us to trust and believe in him?
Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.
Thank you dear God, for showing us that you are always near. Pour out your Holy Spirit on us so that we never doubt your love for us. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.
Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.
May Jesus Christ remove your doubts and give you a stronger faith in him. Amen.