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, as we gather together today, help us worship you with all our hearts. Speak to us through the words of the Bible, that your story would become our story. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Listen: Listen carefully as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.
Psalm 107: 1-3
Shout praises to the Lord!
He is good to us, and his love never fails.
2 Everyone the Lord has rescued from trouble
should praise him,
3 everyone he has brought
from the east and the west, the north and the south. (CEV)
Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.
Child: Can you tell me about a time in your life when the Lord got you out of trouble?
Child: What are some of the ways we can show our thankfulness to God?
Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.
Lord God, your steadfast love endures forever. Give us courage to keep going forward in life, trusting that you will rescue us in times of trouble. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.
May the Lord bless you and keep you in his loving care. Amen.