Our habits shape us over time. A regular habit of prayer and scripture can help us become more attentive to God and allow the truths of the gospel to more deeply change our lives. It is our hope that this devotional helps you experience this as a family. We suggest you set aside 10 minutes each weekend to go through the prayers and scripture.
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Each Friday afternoon, you will receive the devotional so you can prepare for the weekend. Take the time to review the content or print out kid-friendly copies. The devotional is geared for families with children ages 4 to 7. Use it as you are able, in whole or in part.
Each one of these elements is meant to be experienced as an extended conversation with God. God invites us to be with him, quietly enjoy his presence, listen to his word, and respond to him from our context, and sends us out with his blessing.
We will open with a prayer from the Book of Common Prayer (BCP), centered around the themes of practices, community, and callings. These set prayers have been used by the church for centuries and draw us into worship as a corporate body of Christ.
Each devotional will have two to three verses of Scripture. Take this time not just to read it for information, but to listen for God’s voice and to allow God’s word to address your life.
Three reflection questions will help you review the scripture reading and practically apply it to your life.
Each week you will go through one Biblical truth, in an interactive question-and-answer format. This content is from First Catechism, the same curriculum that the Redeemer Churches use in Sunday school.
Prayer of Intercession
Jesus is our model for intercessory prayer and gives us the power to pray on behalf of others. We bring to God the needs and concerns of our lives, family, school life and church.
The Lord’s Prayer
We conclude with the Lord’s Prayer—Jesus' own words that teaches us to pray kingdom-centered prayers.
When you print out the kid-friendly PDF, you'll get a coloring page, worksheet or lesson to help your kids remember this week's devotional.
Read what subscribers are saying about the family devotional:
"It was very helpful to have something prepared for not only the children, but also my wife and I especially during the work week when we come home exhausted in every way."
"Great tool to bring us together as a family and reflect, with guidance that's age appropriate."
"It was an easy way to add a weekly devotion to our Sunday family meetings. We thought it was the perfect complement to our weekly meetings that were already in place."
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