No Longer Afraid

Excerpt from 3-Minute Prayers for Families

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7 ESV

Dear God, sometimes I am afraid, especially at night when it is dark. The Bible promises me that I don’t have to be afraid. Fear is the opposite of faith and does not come from you. You have given me courage and faith to trust you will take care of me and keep me safe in everything that I do. In the darkness, you are with me. You watch over me as I sleep and are with me throughout my day. Thank you for always being there for me, for loving me and helping me to know that I don’t have to be afraid.

TALK ABOUT IT:

What makes you feel afraid?

How does knowing that God is with you encourage you?

When I Say, “SORRY”

Excerpt from 3-Minute Prayers for Families

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions, And my sin is always before me. Psalm 51:2-3 NKJV

Heavenly Father, sometimes when I do things I shouldn’t do, I know I should say I am sorry, but I don’t want to. I can be selfish and mean sometimes and it hurts other people, and it hurts you. Help me to think about what pleases you.

When I confess my sin, I open the door of my heart and invite you in to clean me up.

I want to have a heart that is quick to ask for forgiveness and be quick to forgive others.

TALK ABOUT IT:

Why is it hard to say you’re sorry?

What happens in your heart when someone tells you that they are sorry for hurting you?

 

Knowing What God Says

Excerpt from 3-Minute Prayers for Families

Remember my words with your whole being. Write them down and tie them to your hands as a sign; tie them on your foreheads to remind you. Teach them well to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up (Deuteronomy 11:18-19 NCV).

Heavenly Father, as a family we want to learn your ways. The Bible is a map for our lives that filled with promises. Give us a desire to know your Word and write it upon our hearts. May we not only hear your words, but take action. Let it come alive in us and in our family.

TALK ABOUT IT

What are some of the things God teaches us in His Word?

When we choose to obey God’s Word what does that mean for our relationships with God and our family?