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.
O God, you want us to believe in you, and to look to you above all others. Give us trusting hearts and willing hands to serve you each day. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
Listen: Listen carefully to this reminder from Luther’s Small Catechism.
“You shall have no other gods before me.” What does this mean? We should fear, love, and trust God above all things. (Luther’s Small Catechism)
Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.
Child: Why doesn’t God want his people to worship other gods? What are some of these false gods?
Child: Have you ever had trouble trusting God? What helped you?
Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.
Heavenly Father, thank you for Luther’s Small Catechism, which helps us understand the Bible better. Teach us all that you would have us know about you. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.
May you turn from anything that leads you away from God. Amen.