Family Prayer


Bless the Lord, o my soul and all that is within me bless His holy name.  (or a different song)


Light Candle with Prayer

Leader:       “This candle reminds us that Jesus is with us.”

All:              “Jesus, you are welcome here.”

Leader:       “We come together as a family to love you, to listen to you and to be filled up with you.”



Deliver a good message to the family using the bible, another books, storytelling, art, conversation, witnessing etc.



As a family, talk about the message.



Leader suggests one simple sentence for each person pray regarding the message.  For example each person in the circle can say,

“Thank you God, you have …”

“I praise you God because…”

“Please help …”

“Please help me to …”



Dad prays:

“May the Lord bless you and keep you.

May he make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you.

May he look upon you and give you peace.”

Each person blesses everyone with a cross on the forehead and says:

“Bless you.”