Family Worship

Our Value this term is Forgiveness 

Forgiveness

Help your child reflect on their own actions and understand how God has helped guide us using these prayers and ideas at home. 

Example prayers: 

Dear God,

I am having a hard time forgiving _______for _______.

Please give me Your love in my heart so I can forgive as You have forgiven me.

Amen.

 

Dear God,

I feel like hurting _______rather than forgiving him/her.

Please help me to remember that it is Your job to discipline others and not mine.

Amen. 

Read through one of the selected Scriptures under each heading and help your children pray based on the verse you read. Encourage them to listen to God and allow His Spirit to guide them as they pray.

Character focus

Begin by letting God know how much you appreciate His love, grace, mercy and forgiveness.

Psalm 86:5 | Psalm 145:8 | Micah 7:18-19

Heart search

Acknowledge when and how you have difficulty forgiving others.

Matthew 6:14-15 | Ephesians 4:31 | 1 John 2:9

Gratitude

Thank God for ways you have seen forgiveness offered readily in your family.

Personal requests

Ask God to help you, your siblings and parents, to be willing to forgive others quickly, in all situations.

Ephesians 4:2-3 | Ephesians 4:32 | Colossians 3:12-14

 

Memorising Scripture with your children helps God’s Spirit bring about lasting change.

Colossians 3:13 “Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”