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Connect with God: Do Holy Work

by Rev. Dr. Tanya Eustace

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As you Connect with God through prayer make plans with your family to: 


By connecting to God on a regular basis you will be strengthening your faith together as you remember and celebrate that God is always with you—no matter what.

(Do) Holy Work

Family Activity—Loving God:

Every day or once a week gather together and share your highs and lows, thank God for being with you during these times.

Family ActivityLoving Neighbor (Outreach Suggestion):

Family prayer ministry: Have everyone in your family identify someone they want to pray for over the next three months. Write a letter to that person letting them know you are praying for them from Sept-Nov. Ask them if there is anything specific they want you to pray for.  Every week reach out to this person and let them know you are still praying for them. (Instead of a letter you might choose to draw a picture to send or to make a phone call)

Family Prayer:

In the morning when I rise
And lift my eyes to see the day,
Help me, Lord, to look for you.

In the day when I am rushed
or tired from the work,
Help me Lord, to look for you.

In the night when I am home
And gathered with my family,
Help me Lord, to look for you.

In my sleep when I’m at rest
And my imagination runs wild and free
Help me Lord, to look for you. Amen.

Reprinted from Scrambled Starts: Family Prayers for Morning, Bedtime, and Everything In-Between by Jenny Youngman. Copyright 2015. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. For more information, visit bookstore.upperroom.org.

 

Go further in your holy work: Jenny Youngman’s Scrambled Starts


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* Tanya Eustace is an ordained deacon in the Rio Texas Conference and serves as the Director of Children and Intergenerational Ministries at Discipleship Ministries. She recently completed her doctorate of philosophy in Christian education and congregational studies at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary. She has 17 years of experience as Christian Educator and Minister to Children and Families in the local church. She is also certified in music ministry.