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, we praise and thank you for all the blessings you give us. Teach us by the Scriptures to trust in you and follow your ways, through Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Listen: Listen carefully as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.
Only a fool would say, “There is no God!” People like that are worthless! They are heartless and cruel and never do right. From heaven God looks down to see if anyone is wise enough to search for him. (CEV)
Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.
Child: Why do you think some people don’t want to listen to God?
Child: What do we need when we sin and disobey? How does God change our hearts?
Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.
Merciful God, you come to us to lift us up when we fall and put us back on our feet. We are sorry for those times when we ignore you and act like you don’t exist. Forgive us our sins. By your Holy Spirit, renew our hearts, so that we would trust in your promise and follow your ways. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.
May the Holy Spirit create in you a clean heart. Amen.