Growing Together

In these times, we’re doing faith formation differently to keep us safe and healthy. Here, on this new blog, every day you’ll find a video of Eli’jah reading from Desmond Tutu’s Children of God Storybook Bible, plus a child-friendly reflection and three prayers for your day.

April 10: Jesus is Betrayed

Today is Good Friday, a holiday we commemorate (mark as a special day) in the Christian Calendar.  At Mayflower, we call Good Friday Sorrowful Friday because it is the day that Jesus is caught by Roman soldiers and taken away from his friends.  It’s a hard day because we know that Jesus won’t see his friends again.  And, his friends will really miss him!  In this story, Jesus mentions that his life will end.

Talking about death can be really hard.  We don’t think about it often because we usually focus on living!  But, today’s story does bring it up.  If you have questions about what happens to Jesus in our story today, make sure to ask your parents questions, reach out to a pastor at church, or you could read/ have an adult read to you Waterbugs and Dragonflies: Explaining Death to Children by Doris Stickney.

Daily Prayers

  • In the morning when we wake up: May today bring joy in new ways. Amen.
  • At mealtimes: Dear God, thank you for health. Thank you for the earth. Thank you for the hands and hearts that made this food. May the earth and your people be healthy. Amen.
  • Bedtime: Dear God, thank you for resting from the top of my head down to my toes. Your love will be with me even in my sleep. Amen.