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 give you thanks and praise. Speak to us through your Word, so that we would trust in your promise, and live our lives according to your will, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Listen: Listen carefully as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.
All creation will thank you, and your loyal people will praise you. They will tell about your marvelous kingdom and your power. Then everyone will know about the mighty things you do and your glorious kingdom. (CEV)
Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.
Child: What are you thankful for today?
Child: Why is it important to remember that everything good we have comes from God?
Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.
Lord God, our Father, you are worthy to be praised. Use our lives to show your glory to others, that the whole world may know your greatness. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.
May the glory of the Lord shine through you. Amen.