We worship the God who is Lord of all. That means He is the one in control of everything in heaven and on the earth. He is with us and watches over us wherever we go.
When you sit at home: Age 3-Kindergarten read Daniel 3:12-21, 24-28. How did Shadrach (Shad-rack), Meshach (Me-shack), and Abednego (Ah-bed-neh-go) respond when King Nebuchadnezzar (Neb-uh-kuh d-nez-er) asked them why they wouldn’t worship the image of gold? Did they know God would save them? They loved God so much they were willing to give their lives rather than worship other gods or idols.
Grades 1-2 read Daniel 6:3-10, 14-16, 19-23, 26-27 and Grades 3-5 read Daniel 6:3-10, 14-16, 19-23, 26-27; 9:4-5, 16a. Daniel had three choices in response to the king’s decree: (1) stop praying for thirty days, (2) pray secretly, or (3) pray as usual. Why do you think Daniel made the choice he did?
When you walk along the road: What can you learn from Daniel’s story that will help you trust God even in scary situations?
When you lie down: Pray this prayer each day this week: “Lord, thank You for always being with us. When we are afraid, help us remember You are with us. Help us to be like Daniel, giving time each day to talk with You in prayer. Amen.”
When you get up: Where in your life do you need to trust in God more? Create a prayer wall in your home using note cards or post-it notes to add your prayers. Take time each day to pray as a family. You can keep it simple with each person saying a sentence prayer such as “God, please be with … Maddie when she takes her test on Friday” or “God, help … Mom have patience at work.” You might even challenge each other to pray three times a day like Daniel! You can pray at breakfast, dinner, and bedtime or set alarms on your phones so that even when you aren’t together, everyone is praying at the same time.
Ages 3-K Bible Memory Verse: “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” Psalm 150:6
Grades 1-5 Bible Memory Verse: "You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God,
that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.”
1 Peter 2:9
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'These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.' Deuteronomy 6:6-7