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 and Father, grant us the wisdom and Holy Spirit that we may be able to recognize the chances you give us to serve, and give us the strength to do the work that you would want us to do, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Listen: Listen carefully as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.
Acts 6: 3-5
My friends, choose seven men who are respected and wise and filled with God’s Spirit. We will put them in charge of these things. We can spend our time praying and serving God by preaching.” This suggestion pleased everyone, and they began by choosing Stephen. He had great faith and was filled with the Holy Spirit.
Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.
Child: Do you know anyone like Stephen who has great faith and is filled with the Holy Spirit? What kind of things does that person do?
Child: How does God use different people, with different skills and gifts, to serve him in many different ways? Why is that a good thing?
Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.
Lord God you call each of us to a particular ministry within the church. Help us to recognize what you would have us do, and give us the skill to be effective and efficient in our work. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.
May you hear and know the call that God has put on your life. Amen.