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, as we attend worship, may we understand more about you. Teach us, lead us, and draw us closer to you and our fellow believers. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Listen: Listen carefully as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.
Show your love for me, your servant, and teach me your laws. I serve you, so let me understand your teachings.
Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.
Child: Does God have laws? What are they? Can you give some examples?
Child: What do you do if you break one of God’s laws? Where can you turn?
Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.
Lord God, we want to live good and godly lives, but we fall short every day. Help us. Please forgive us when we go astray, and help us to do better in the future. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.
May you live according to the commands and promises of God. Amen.