Sunday: Worship

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 God, we are so thankful to have this time together to rest and study your Word. Be with us now, and inspire us as we learn. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.

Listen: Pay close attention as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.

Psalm 145:10-13
All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD, and all your saints shall bless you! They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom and tell of your power, to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of your kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures throughout all generations. The LORD is faithful in all his words and kind in all his works. (CEV)

Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.

Child: What are some of the mighty deeds of God? What is the most amazing thing that God has made, in your opinion? How can we make sure that others know about God’s love and power?

Child: What do you feel most thankful to God for? What has God done in your life to bless you?

Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.

Lord God, help us to tell others about your great deeds. Thank you for all that you do for your people, each and every day. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.

May you tell others about God’s love! Amen.

Sunday: Worship

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 God, thank you for this day we have together. Bless each person here, and help us to be open to your Word. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.

Listen: Pay close attention as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.

Psalm 27:2-3
Brutal people may attack and try to kill me, but they will stumble. Fierce enemies may attack, but they will fall. Armies may surround me, but I won’t be afraid; war may break out, but I will trust you. (CEV)

Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.

Child: What does it mean to trust God? Have you ever been worried about something, and finally decided to leave it in God’s hands? What happened?

Child: When we hear about sad events, we can always “look for the helpers,” and know that God is with them. Who are some of God’s helpers that you have seen at work in the world? Tell us about them.

Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.

Lord God, no matter what happens around us, you can use it for good in some way. Knowing this, we find peace and rest. Thank you for your love and protection. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.

May you always look for the helpers! Amen.

Sunday: Worship

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 God, we come before you today with open hearts. Help us to grow closer to you and to one another as we study and learn. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.

Listen: Pay close attention as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.

Psalm 103:19-20
God has set up his kingdom in heaven, and he rules the whole creation. All of you mighty angels, who obey God’s commands, come and praise your Lord! (CEV)

Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.

Child: What does it mean that God rules the whole creation? How can that knowledge help us to be calm, even when things are hard?

Child: The psalm tells us that even the angels obey God’s commands. Where can we learn about God’s commands? Are there any of God’s commands that you find hard to follow?

Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.

Lord God, we are so thankful that you are in control, and that we can trust you with this day. Help us to follow your commands, and to become the people you would have us be. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.

May you obey God’s commands. Amen.

Sunday: Worship

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 God, thank you for this time of rest. Be with us now and help us to know you better. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.

Listen: Pay close attention as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.

Psalm 91:13-14
You will overpower the strongest lions and the most deadly snakes. The Lord says, “If you love me and truly know who I am, I will rescue you and keep you safe.” (CEV)

Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.

Child: God wants us to know him. How can we do that? Who has God put into our lives to help keep us safe?

Child: Have you ever felt that God rescued you from something? When? What happened?

Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.

Lord God, we love you. Thank you for watching over us. May we always trust and depend on you, even (and especially) when times are tough. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.

May you love the Lord with all your heart, mind and strength. Amen.

Sunday: Worship

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 God, thank you for this day of rest in our busy week. As we seek to worship you today, may we be refreshed by your life-giving Word. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.

Listen: Pay close attention as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.

Psalm 18:15a, 16-17
You roared at the sea, and its deepest channels could be seen...You reached down from heaven, and you lifted me from deep in the ocean. You rescued me from enemies, who were hateful and too powerful for me. (CEV)

Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.

Child: In Psalm 18, we see that God is more powerful than the ocean or anything on earth. How can knowing that comfort us?

Child: God rescued the psalm writer from his enemies. How might God do that for us in our own lives today?

Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.

Lord God, you are mighty and powerful. We praise you and thank you for caring for us, small though we are. Help us to look to you for all that we need. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.

May you look to God for help whenever you need it. Amen.

Sunday: Worship

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 God, we want to hear your words of wisdom, and to learn from them. Help us to remember all of your teachings. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.

Listen: Pay close attention as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.

Psalm 37:30-34
Words of wisdom come when good people speak for justice. They remember God’s teachings, and they never take a wrong step. The wicked try to trap and kill good people, but the Lord is on their side, and he will defend them when they are on trial. (CEV)

Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.

Child: The psalm tells us that God will defend good people. What does this mean?  How does God use us to defend others?

Child: The Bible reminds us that the Lord  is on our side. Why is this an important thing to remember, even in times when we are wrong? How does God being with us help us to do better?

Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.

Lord God, you are always working for good and defending those who need your help. Use us for your good purposes, so that we may be a blessing in the lives of others. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.

May you leave your troubles in God’s hands. Amen.

Sunday: Worship

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 God, thank you for this day of rest, when we can leave the cares of the week behind us. Open our minds to better understand your ways as we turn to your Word. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.

Listen: Pay close attention as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.

Psalm 59:1-3
Save me, God! Protect me from enemy attacks! Keep me safe from brutal people who want to kill me. Merciless enemies, Lord, are hiding and plotting, hoping to kill me. I have not hurt them in any way at all. (CEV)

Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.

Child: The psalm writer was feeling very scared, so he turned to God. Have you ever prayed to God when you were feeling desperate? When? How did that help you?

Child: In Psalm 59, the writer asked God to keep him safe from enemies. If you were to make a list, what are some other things you might ask God to protect you from?

Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.

Lord God, you keep us safe every day, even from things we may not know about. Thank you for watching over us. Please help those who are in harm’s way. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.

May you turn to God when you are in need. Amen.