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.
May 15: Jesus is Baptized
Did you know that baptism, or when you come forward in front of the church and the pastor splashes water on your head, is a symbol, or something that we (the church) can see, that is actually a symbol for something we can’t see? When we are baptized with water, we are letting our community know that we want to be part of that community. But we get baptized because of a feeling we had or our parents had first. And, that feeling is that we know that we want to be loving, sharing, kind people that believe in God and follow Jesus, who taught us to love one another. And, we want our community of faith, Mayflower to be the one that carries us along the Jesus path. I wonder how you show that you are a loving and sharing person.
- 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.