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, at the beginning of this new week, open our eyes to see the many ways you are present in our lives. Quiet our hearts now, so that we may learn all that you would have us know. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Listen: Pay close attention as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.
Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! (CEV)
Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.
Child: Have you ever been in a house where there was constant fighting? How did this make you feel while you were there?
Child: What does it mean to “dwell in unity?” Why is this a good thing? What can you do to help make this happen?
Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.
Almighty God, we worship you and praise your name! Thank you for bringing us together for this time of study and discussion. Help us all get along, and give us a sense of peace as we go about our week. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.
May you be a blessing to those around you! Amen.