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 23: David and Goliath
Do you know what the word “brave” means? Brave can mean when we do something even though it’s scary, like singing a solo in choir, getting a shot at the doctor’s office, or lots of other things! I think that living life right now takes a lot of bravery. We are all doing a lot of new things that can feel scary, like online school instead of going to school. And, when we are being brave, we can still be scared and have a hard time. Being brave doesn’t mean that you are always happy and confident. It does mean that we do that scary thing though in spite of feeling scared. And usually afterward, we might feel like we did something really good! I pray that you find ways to be/continue to be brave today.
- 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.