Wednesday: Mercy

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.

God of grace, your mercy is great and your generosity toward your people is never-ending. Thank you for all the good things you do for us, especially for speaking to us through your Word, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Listen:  Listen carefully as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.

Acts 14:15-17
Paul told the people: “Turn to the living God, who made the sky, the earth, the sea, and everything in them. In times past, God let each nation go its own way. But he showed that he was there by the good things he did. God sends rain from heaven and makes your crops grow. He gives food to you and makes your hearts glad.”  (CEV)

Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.

Child: In what ways does God take care of all people – even people who do not know or believe in him?

Child: How do I know that I can trust in God? What good things has God done for me?

Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.

Almighty God, every day you give us what we need to live. We thank you for this world and for the people who share our lives. Make us good, as you are good. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.

May you recognize the many blessings God has given you. Amen.