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, we praise your holy name! Thank you for this day, the first in a new week. Be with us now as we study our Psalm, and lead us to do your will today and every day. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, we pray. Amen.
Listen: Pay close attention as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.
Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the LORD, "You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you." As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight. (CEV)
Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.
Child: To take “refuge” means to stay safe and sheltered. How is God our refuge? In what ways does God protect us each day?
Child: What do you think the psalmist means when he says to God, “I have no good apart from you?”
Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.
Almighty God, every good thing that we have comes from you. Thank you for watching over us and giving us all that we need. Help us to look out for others, and to share our blessings with them in whatever way we can. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.
May God watch over you today and always. Amen.