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.
Mighty Lord, we are so thankful for all you have done for us! As we talk about our Bible lesson today, help us to understand more about your son, Jesus, and about his miraculous work. In his holy name we pray. Amen.
Listen: Pay close attention as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.
Matthew 4: 23
Jesus went all over Galilee, teaching in the Jewish meeting places and preaching the good news about God’s kingdom. He also healed every kind of disease and sickness. (CEV)
Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.
Child: Jesus healed many people during his earthly ministry. What are some sicknesses that you would like to see healed in our day? Who is ill and in need of our prayers today?
Child: How are we already a part of God’s kingdom right now in faith? Why is that “good news” to know?
Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.
Dear Lord, we long for your kingdom. Inspire faith in us, so that we may believe your Word and live good and holy lives here on earth. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.
May you live a life of faith! Amen.