The Ritual of Blessing

Rituals are an important part of faith formation. Rituals can be as simple as a greeting shared each day after school or as full as an entire church service. These practices provide stability, comfort, and meaning to our days and weeks. This week identify a blessing that you can share with your children each morning. The short phrase can be accompanied by a warm smile and a cross drawn on the hand or a kiss on the forehead. Pay attention to how this ritual impacts your morning routine.

A few blessings:

Good morning! I love you. God loves you.

You are fearfully and wonderfully made. —Psalm 139:14

Or this wiggly blessing from Building Faith:

I bless you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. From the top of your head to the tips of your wiggly toes. From the fingers on this hand to the fingers on this hand. And everywhere in betweenon the inside, outside, and when you are upside down.

May words of blessing echo through our days, reminding us of God’s great love and grace.

January 28, 2019

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