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Begin your time together by sharing your highs and                                                      Read a Bible verse or story.  Any one will do.
lows; what has been a joy, a high during your day
or week and what has been a low, a challenge or sadness.

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Talk about how the Bible reading might relate to                                                          Pray for each other, keeping in mind those
your highs and lows.                                                                                                      those highs and lows.

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Speak a word of blessing for each other

 

Faith  5

Scripture Galatians 3: 28  There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer make andfemale; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.

SHARE – your highs and lows, your joys and sorrows
READ –   the verses above together
TALK –    about how the Bible reading might relate to your highs and lows. You might think about someone who is different from you.   How are you one with that person Christ Jesus?   Who is difficult to see as a brother or sister in Christ?    
PRAY –    for each other’s highs and lows
BLESS –   one another

Sample prayer  God of all creation, make us one with you and each other.   Help us to see our differences as part of you good creation.   Open our eyes and hearts to look with faith and joy upon all your people.   Amen.

Sample blessing You are God’s unique creation.

 

 

Faith  5

Scripture  Luke 8: 39  Return to your home and declare how much God has done for you.

SHARE – your highs and lows, your joys and sorrows
READ –   the verses above together
TALK –    about how the Bible reading might relate to your highs and lows.  You might think about what God has done for you.  Make a list of blessings you have received from God.  Now, who can you tell about those blessings?  How can you give thanks and praise to God, and tell all the wonderful things God has done for you?
PRAY –    for each other’s highs and lows
BLESS –  one another

Sample prayer God of abundance, you pour blessing upon blessing into our lives – home, family, friends, hope and salvation.  You give us sunshine and rain, trees, birds and flowers.   Help me to see and value these blessings every day.   Amen.

Sample blessing  You have gifts from God, and you are a gift from God to the world.  

 

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