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.
Almighty God, be with us as we read your holy Word. Help us to see in ourselves in the story, so that we may grow and live in your grace, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Listen: Listen carefully as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.
After Jesus rose from the dead, Jesus' eleven disciples went to a mountain in Galilee, where Jesus had told them to meet him. They saw him and worshiped him, but some of them doubted. (CEV)
Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.
Child: Why do you think that some of the disciples doubted that this was really Jesus?
Child: When was a time that you had doubts about whether Jesus is real?
Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.
Loving God, you know our strengths and weaknesses. You know when we truly believe and when we doubt. Help us to trust in your Word, that Jesus is alive and with us always. In his holy and precious name we pray. Amen.
Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.
May the Lord of Life give you confidence to trust and believe in him. Amen.