God's Promise to Abraham

Gather: God of the covenant, as you promised Abraham descendants as numerous as the stars, you have also promised us that we might live under those stars as your people, faithful and loved. Show us how to live as your people, and how to nurture all your children with whom we share the same canopy of sky night after night. Amen.

OR

For life and food, for love and friends, for everything Thy Goodness sends, Almighty God, we thank Thee. Amen.

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Learn:

Read Genesis 15: 1-6 OR “Son of Laughter” Pg. 56 in the Jesus Storybook Bible.

  • Who is your family?

  • What does it mean to be part of a family?

  • How would you feel if you didn’t have a family?

  • How does it feel to know that you not only belong to your immediate family but the great big huge family of God?

  • How can we show the other members of God’s family that we love them?

Engage:

Sing Father Abraham - Click here for a link to the song if you don’t know it or go stargazing at night – look for constellations you are familiar with or count as many stars as you can.

Pray:

God of the covenant, as you promised Abraham descendants as numerous as the stars, you have also promised us that we might live under those stars as your people, faithful and loved. Show us how to live as your people, and how to nurture all your children with whom we share the same canopy of sky night after night. Amen.

OR

Now I lay me, down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep. Watch me Jesus, through the night, and wake me with the morning light. Amen.

Bless:

Child of God, you are a beloved part of God’s family. (Make the sign of the cross on your child’s forehead as you say this.)


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