Your Plus 1 assignment: Let’s care for God’s creation this week by intentionally lowering our “carbon footprint.” For example, Turn off lights when you leave a room. Watch less TV and get outside and walk around in God’s world. Pick up trash when you see it.
Scripture of the Week
Your will be done
on earth as in heaven.
— Matthew 6:10b
Sunday Music: Highlight today’s scripture in your Bible. Go to www.faithink.com and listen to the song by entering LP04 in the FINKlink box on the bottom left. What words or phrases jump out at you? Why?
Monday Art Encounter: What do you see in the image on the front page? How might it relate to the Third Petition of the Lord’s Prayer?
Tuesday Catechism Encounter: Open your Small Catechism or go online to Part III: The Lord’s Prayer. Hold hands and pray the prayer together. Now whisper, “Your will be done” three times. Shout it together three times. Whisper it again three times. Now read Luther’s explanation of the Third Petition. What word or phrase jumps out at you? Why?
Wednesday Game Night: Go to www.faithink.com and play the Quizbowl game by entering LP04 in the FINKlink box on the bottom left column. Scroll to the bottom of the linked page and click “Launch Game.” Have fun!
Thursday Question: Think of five things going on in the world today that are definitely not the will of God. What is one thing you can do to bring God’s will to one of these situations? Will you do it?
Friday Role Play: Act out one of these situations.
1. A friend says, “I can’t believe in a God who would allow wars, starvation and all this evil in the world. Either God isn’t all powerful, or God isn’t all loving.” How do you respond?
2. There are people alive today who sincerely believe it is the will of God for them to strap explosives on their bodies and blow people up. How do you respond?
Saturday Reflections: What was your highest high this week? What was your lowest low? Thank and praise God for the highest high. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you with the lowest low. Close in Jesus’ name.