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Taking Faith Home

 
Mealtime Prayer:  
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise him, all creatures here below; Praise him above, you heavenly hosts. Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen.
 
 LUTHER’S MORNING PRAYER
I thank you, heavenly Father, through your dear Son, Jesus  Christ, that you have protected  me through the night from all  harm and danger,  I ask you  to keep me this day, too, from  all sin and evil, so that in all my  thoughts, words and deeds I  may please you.  In your hands I place my body and soul and all that is mine.  Let your holy angel be with me, so that the evil one may have no power over me.   Amen.
LUTHER’S EVENING PRAYER
I thank you, heavenly Father, through your dear Son, Jesus Christ, that you have graciously   protected me today.  I ask you to forgive all my sins and the wrong which I have done.  And graciously keep me this night. In your hands I place my body and   soul and all that is mine. Let your holy angel be with me, so that the evil one may have no power over me.  Amen.

Taking faith home
Caring Conversations: Discuss in your household or small group:
•    What      makes     you      scared    or  afraid? •      Read  Luke  5:1-11.           Why  was    Simon     Peter afraid? What was Jesus’ response? • Jesus calls his followers to be “fishers of people”? What does this mean to you?
Devotional Practices: Jesus calls his followers to be “fishers of people” - to cast his Word into the world so that others are drawn to him.  In your home devotion times this week, pray by name for up to three people in your circle of friends or relatives who do not know and follow Christ.  Pray that God will be able to use you and others as an influence in their lives, and that they are brought to faith in him.
Service: Consider performing one of these “random acts of kindness” for others during this next week (or even better, think up one yourselves!): • Offer your mail carrier a refreshing drink, a kind word or a thank        you note. • Pick up any litter you see as you go through the day. • Leave a bouquet of flowers on someone’s front door step. • Buy a balloon bouquet and ask the nurses at a children’s        hospital to deliver it to a child. • Clean up the yard or garden of someone who is elderly, sick or        busy with small children. • Send a thinking-of-you card to someone you know who is        struggling. • Call a friend or relative and tell them why you love them.
 Rituals and Traditions: God places his call upon the lives of all Christians, whether they are fisherfolk, preschool children, tradespeople or businesspeople.  Take some time to bless and send one another as disciples of Jesus into the various settings in which you live and/or work.  Use the following words of blessing and sending based on Isaiah 6.
Leader:  God is seeking to send someone into ______________ (name of workplace, school, college, community group) as his representative.  Who will go for him? Response of household member:  Here am I – Send me! Household members place their arms on the back/shoulder of the person as the following blessing is given:  May God make you courageous, strong and wise in sharing him with others.  May he bless as you his servant at ______________ (name of workplace, school, college, community group), giving you all you need to do his will. Amen.
Verse for the Week: Then I heard the voice of the Lord. He said, “Who will I send? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me!” -  Isaiah 6:8 (NIRV)
Prayer for this Week:  Lord Jesus, take away my fears.  Make me a fisher of people.  Amen. (Luke 5:10)
For Throughout the Day:  Here am I, Lord.  Send me to do your work.  Amen. (Isaiah 6:8)
 
 © 2009 Vibrant Faith Ministries. All rights reserved. Written by Pr. Greg Priebbenow and edited by Vibrant Faith Ministries
 

 
 © 2009 Vibrant Faith Ministries. All rights reserved. Written by Pr. Greg Priebbenow and edited by Vibrant Faith Ministries

 


    

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