Bible Point: Give your worries to God.
Key Verse: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).
Saul got worried when Samuel didn’t show up, so he offered a burnt offering in Samuel’s place. Because Saul didn’t give his worries to God, Samuel prophesied that Saul would lose his kingdom (1 Samuel 13:1-14). Strengthen your family’s faith learning and growth at home with this easy idea.
- Talk about a time you were worried or anxious about something but then the problem was taken care of in an unforeseen way. Maybe you didn’t know where your next meal was coming from or how you were going to pay your mortgage, and then a friend provided a meal for you or you got an unexpected check in the mail. Thank God for those times, and invite him into any worries you might be carrying around right now.
- Ask each family member to share worries that they have about school, home, and work. Then pray for each person about those worries.
God, thank You that no worry is too big or too small to bring to You. Please hear our prayers and be with us, right now and anytime we’re faced with worries. In Jesus’ name, amen