Sunday: Worship

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, you are the source of all mercy. Open our ears that we may hear your promise and praise your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Listen:  Listen carefully as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.

Psalm 33:20-22
We depend on you, Lord, to help and protect us. You make our hearts glad because we trust you, the only God. Be kind and bless us. We depend on you. (CEV)

Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.

Child: In what ways do you depend on the Lord?

Child: How does remembering the good things God has done, help us to be thankful and to give our praise to him?

Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.

Lord God, teach me your ways so that I might share them with others. Give me confidence to speak your name and to tell others of your wondrous love. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.

You can always depend on God. He will never leave you or forget you. Amen.

Sunday: Worship

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, we praise your holy name! Thank you for this day, the first in a new week. Be with us now as we study our Psalm, and lead us to do your will today and every day. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, we pray. Amen.

Listen: Pay close attention as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.

Psalm 16:1-3
Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the LORD, "You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you." As for the saints in the land, they are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight. (CEV)

Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.

Child: To take “refuge” means to stay safe and sheltered. How is God our refuge? In what ways does God protect us each day?

Child: What do you think the psalmist means when he says to God, “I have no good apart from you?”

Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.

Almighty God, every good thing that we have comes from you. Thank you for watching over us and giving us all that we need. Help us to look out for others, and to share our blessings with them in whatever way we can. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.

May God watch over you today and always. Amen.

Sunday: Worship

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, the Bible continually speaks to us of your loving protection. May our voices be lifted up to praise your name for all the goodness you have shown to us, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Listen:  Listen carefully as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.

Psalm 19:14-16
The Lord says, “If you love me and truly know who I am, I will rescue you and keep you safe. When you are in trouble, call out to me. I will answer and be there to protect and honor you. You will live a long life and see my saving power.” (CEV)

Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.

Child: Can you tell me a time when God protected you from danger or harm?

Child: Does God hear me when I call out to him in prayer?  How do I know?

Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.

Lord God, even though bad things happen in our lives, we trust that you love us and will always be with us, even in times of trial. Help us see the ways in which you shelter and protect us so that we would not be afraid when trouble comes. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.

May the Lord watch over you and protect you this day and always. Amen.

Sunday: Worship

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, as we gather together today, help us to worship in faith and trust. Speak to us through the words of the Bible, so that we would continue to grow in your grace. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Listen:  Listen carefully as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.

Psalm 25:4-7

Show me your paths and teach me to follow; guide me by your truth and instruct me. You keep me safe, and I always trust you. Please, Lord, remember, you have always been patient and kind. Forget each wrong I did when I was young. Show how truly kind you are and remember me. (CEV)

Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.

Child: How has God guided you in your life?

Child: Why does God forgive us for the things we do wrong?

Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.

Holy God, you love us so much. Thank you for forgiving us when we are wrong. Help us to know and to follow your ways so that our lives would give you glory. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.

May the Holy Spirit make you shine with his joy and peace. Amen.

Sunday: Worship

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, as we gather together today, help us worship you with all our hearts. Speak to us through the words of the Bible, that your story would become our story. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Listen:  Listen carefully as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.

Psalm 107: 1-3
Shout praises to the Lord!
    He is good to us, and his love never fails.
Everyone the Lord has rescued from trouble
    should praise him,
everyone he has brought
    from the east and the west, the north and the south. (CEV)

Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.

Child: Can you tell me about a time in your life when the Lord got you out of trouble?

Child: What are some of the ways we can show our thankfulness to God?

Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.

Lord God, your steadfast love endures forever. Give us courage to keep going forward in life, trusting that you will rescue us in times of trouble. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.

May the Lord bless you and keep you in his loving care. Amen.

Sunday: Worship

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, as we gather together today, help us to worship in faith and trust in your promises. Speak to us through the words of the Bible, so that we would continue to grow in your grace. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Listen: Pay close attention as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.

Psalm 105:1-5
Praise the Lord and pray in his name! Tell everyone what he has done. Sing praises to the Lord! Tell about his miracles. Celebrate and worship his holy name with all your heart. Trust the Lord and his mighty power. Remember his miracles and all his wonders and his fair decisions. (CEV)

Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.

Child: What does it mean to worship God's name? Is that any different than worshipping God?

Child: Can you tell me about a time when you saw a miracle?

Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.

Lord God, give us a strong voice to praise your name and to share the wonders of your loving works with all world. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.

May you look for the good things that God is doing each day. Amen.

Sunday: Worship

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, as we gather together today help us to worship you with all our heart. Speak to us through the words of the Bible, that your story would become our story. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Listen: Pay close attention as these verses from the Bible are read aloud.

Psalm 51:1-2
You are kind, God! Please have pity on me. You are always merciful! Please wipe away my sins. Wash me clean from all of my sin and guilt. (CEV)

Engage: Talk about the Bible by having parents respond to children’s questions.

Child: When have you had pity on someone else? What does it mean for God to have pity on us?

Child: How do you know that God hears your prayers and forgives your sin? In what way can this comfort you when you feel weighed down with worry?

Affirm: Pray for God to put his Word into action in your daily life.

Lord God, in times of great faith and in times of doubt, hold us in your loving embrace. Give us courage to keep going forward in life, and rescue us from every trouble. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

Have each person in the family bless one another with these words.

May the God who loves you bless you now and forever! Amen.