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.
Mighty God, you are the source of all good things. Help us to trust that you will provide what we need to live from day to day, and help us not to worry about what we have or don’t have. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
Listen: Listen carefully to this reminder from Luther’s Small Catechism.
Daily bread includes everything required to meet our earthly needs, such as food, drink, clothing, home, property, employment, necessities; devout parents, children, and communities; honest and faithful authorities, good government, seasonable weather, peace, health, an orderly society, a good reputation, true friends and neighbors, and the like. (Luther's Small Catechism)
Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.
Child: What does it mean to say that God gives us “daily bread”?
Child: Jesus taught us to pray for daily bread in the Lord’s Prayer. Do you know the Lord’s Prayer? Can we pray it together? (below)
Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.
Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.
May you trust that God will always provide for you. Amen.