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.
Loving Lord, you have given us all that we have. We thank you for providing for us each day. Help us to use your gifts wisely, so that we would be of service to you. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
Listen: Listen carefully to this reminder from Luther’s Small Catechism.
God's name is hallowed when his Word is taught in its truth and purity and we, as God's children, lead holy lives in accordance with it. Grant this to us, dear Father in heaven. (Luther's Small Catechism)
Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.
Child: God has given us his Word in the Bible. What does he want us to do with it?
Child: As a family, how can we help each other live according to God’s Word?
Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.
Holy God, we know that you are an awesome God! Help us to trust and believe, so that we may keep your name holy in our lives by the things we say and do. Help us to share the Good News that we have in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.
May you give glory to God by the way you speak and act. Amen.