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, you are the source of all mercy. Open our ears that we may hear your promise and praise your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Listen: Listen carefully as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.
We depend on you, Lord, to help and protect us. You make our hearts glad because we trust you, the only God. Be kind and bless us. We depend on you. (CEV)
Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.
Child: In what ways do you depend on the Lord?
Child: How does remembering the good things God has done, help us to be thankful and to give our praise to him?
Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.
Lord God, teach me your ways so that I might share them with others. Give me confidence to speak your name and to tell others of your wondrous love. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.
You can always depend on God. He will never leave you or forget you. Amen.