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, on this Sabbath day, we ask you to be with us and to guide us in our prayer and in our study. Help us to grow in faith and in love for one another as we reflect on what hear in the Bible. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, we pray. Amen.
Listen: Pay close attention as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.
Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. (CEV)
Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.
Child: Why can we confidently trust in the Lord? How can this help us to do good?
Child: Tell us about a time in your life when you struggled to trust God. How did God help you get through that hard time?
Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.
Almighty God, no matter what is going on around us, we need not fear, because you are in control. We know that you are a God of love and that you want what is best for us. Help us to trust you more each day. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.
May you trust the Lord and do good today! Amen.