Liturgy and Ritual: Take Time
As you Connect with God through liturgy and ritual,
make plans with your family to:
Story (read together):
Scripture — Read Psalm 119:1-16 together (You might choose to read the entire psalm over the course of these three months.)
Recommended Book — My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss
Wondering questions: I Wonder...
- ...what color you are today.
- ...how you like to talk to God when you feel this way (praying, singing, journaling, drawing, sitting in silence).
- ...how you can connect with God every day.
- ...how God helps you live a holy life- loving God and loving neighbor.
Holy Moment: Good mornings
How do you begin your days?
One way to begin your day connected to God is to set your alarm or ringtone to a song/tune that helps you remember that God is with you as you begin your day (Example: the Celtic song: I Arise Today).
You might also choose to say this prayer when you wake up or as you wake up your family members:
Call to Prayer (from Psalm 51)
Open my lips, O Lord,
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from your presence
and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
Give me the joy of your saving help again
and sustain me with your bountiful Spirit.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
“Call to Prayer (from Psalm 51),” from A Disciple’s Journal—2016: A Guide for Daily Prayer, Bible Reading, and Discipleship (page 18), by Steven W. Manskar. Copyright © 2015 Discipleship Resources®, Nashville, Tennessee. All Rights Reserved. Used by permission.
Intergenerational Ministry Suggestion
Pick a table prayer to say before every meal that your congregation shares together. Invite people to say the prayer at home before their meals together. Example:
Be present at our table, Lord!
Be here and everywhere adored.
Your mercies bless, and grant that we
May feast in Paradise with Thee