Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Jesus' Questions: Day 11

I'm trying something new this Lent. My goal is to find a simple way to talk about living our faith with my children on a daily basis, outside of our (more) formal studies of Scripture and Catechism. This series is based on the questions Jesus asks within the Gospel of Matthew. I am brainstorming here some ways to discuss these passages with each of my children and am sharing with you in hopes that you and your children might be blessed by daily faith sharing. If you try this with your children, I would love to hear about your conversations in the comments!
And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed, crying out, "Son of David, have pity on us!" When He entered the house, the blind man approached Him and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I can do this?". ~ Matthew 9:27-28
Focus ~ Sometimes we can get in the habit of asking God for things in our prayer, and we forget to acknowledge His power and praise His name. He wants us to worship Him and adore Him, not only beg him for help.
Littles ~ Can you say a prayer that tells Jesus you love Him?

Middles ~ What are some ways you can worship and adore God?

Bigs ~ Will you lead us in a prayer that praises God and testifies that we believe in Him?

Moms ~ Maybe you have been taught an acronym for remembering to include praise in your prayers. PAL is a simple one for children. Give them an example of a prayer that P - praises, A - asks, and L - listens to God.

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