Call to Worship and Prayer
Assign one leader, or let a different family member say each line. Add your own prayers to each line.
God, give us a moment to stop and pray, to stop and worship… (silence)
God, we ask you to be with our family and friends, especially…
God, we thank you for…
God, guide our actions, guide our hearts and guide our minds this day. Amen.
Suggested Songs and Hymns
Have you ever been hurt by someone close to you?
Where do you think God was when that happened?
How have you felt God see you, as God saw Ishmael?
Either have one person lead, or everyone say together. Remember this is a blessing, look each other in the eye.
The Lord bless you and protect you.
The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you.
The Lord lift up his face to you and grant you peace.