Your Plus 1 assignment: It’s clean up trash week once again. No matter how many times we do this there’s still more trash blowing around. When you see trash on the street in your neighborhood, at the store/mall, at work, at church, take a moment to pick it up and throw it away.
FAITH5: Tonight and every night before you head to bed spend some time with those you love and do this faith-building experience together (or, do it alone as a time of before bed devotions, keeping a journal and recording the following as an act of prayer):
|Share… 1 High and 1 Low from the day. What made it your high? What made it your low?|
|Read… We’re going to do something different this week. Last week we learned a dinner prayer. This week I want to give you the words to the prayer Martin Luther prayed every night before bed. Try it each night this week.
I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that You have graciously kept me this day; and I pray that You would forgive me all my sins where I have done wrong, and graciously keep me this night. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil one may have no power over me. Amen
|Talk… Even though you will memorize this prayer to say together, you might take turns throughout the week putting that prayer into your own words.|
|Pray… for each other.|
|Bless… each other by affirming one thing you like about the other person. Bless each other by making the sign of the cross on each person, saying: The LORD bless you and keep you.|