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.
Gracious Lord, we are so thankful for this time that we can spend together! Be with us now, and as we learn, help us to see and appreciate all that you do for us. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.
Listen: Pay close attention as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.
You honor me as your guest, and you fill my cup until it overflows. Your kindness and love will always be with me each day of my life, and I will live forever in your house, Lord. (CEV)
Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.
Child: How can knowing that God’s kindness and love will always be with you help you to face hard times?
Child: What do you think it would be like to live forever in God’s house? How might God’s house be different from an earthly home?
Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.
Lord God, you bless us so much each day, in ways both seen and unseen. Thank you for the many ways you care for us. Help us to keep from taking this for granted, and to find ways to share your love with others. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.
May God’s love fill your heart to overflowing! Amen.