Almighty God, look with loving mercy on your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, to be given over to the hands of sinners, and to suffer death on the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
High’s & Low’s:
Share the best and worst parts of your day.
Yoga or Calming Breaths:
Consider lighting a scented candle to help with calming & relaxation. If your family needs to burn off a little energy to focus before beginning, consider performing the yoga stretches in Appendix B. If your family is relatively focused, then sit for a minute or so and breathe deeply and quietly.
John 18:1-19 OR Jesus is Betrayed (Pg. 468 Spark Story Bible)
John 19: 16b – 35 OR The Day Jesus Died (Pg. 476 Spark Story Bible)
Think about what you just heard… talk a silent walk, sit quietly, or choose one of the relaxation yoga poses and reflect on the words… NOT THE MESSAGE!
Pray in Color – Write down a word or phrase that struck you. Doodle & Color on the page until you feel it is complete. A template to help get you started is available in Appendix C.
Again, take a walk, sit quietly, or choose one of the relaxation yoga poses and reflect on the words and your prayer.
As a family, share your pictures and what words struck you.
Through those around you and God within may you feel whole, though there’s darkness know that the light will shine in it, and may the peace of God help you overcome the turmoil of life.