Welcome to Family Faith Bites. Below you will find the resources and recipes you need to plan a family dinner for the week of September 14-20. Enjoy cooking the recipes together and then praying and diving into scripture around a delicious meal.
Start with an opening prayer.
This meal will be split into the appetizer round, entree round, and dessert round.
Before the appetizer round, discuss as a family the highs and lows of the week.
Ex. "Ok everyone, let's go over the highs and lows for the week. What are some areas in your life this week where you saw God's blessings and what are some areas that you need prayer for. I will start and we can go around the table to my left."
Give every person some time to discuss some positive aspects of the week that they are thankful for and some areas they would like prayer for. Do not be afraid of silence. If it takes someone a second to answer, that is ok. It may feel awkward, but just give some time. Every family is going to look different. Find what works best for your family in order to foster discussion.
Before the entree round you will take some time to pray through scripture.
Ex. "Let's take some time to pray through the scripture for the day. We will read it three different times and have some time for prayer between each. The first round we will listen to the reading, the second round we will ask God to speak to us through it and focus on a word or phrase that sticks out, and the third round we will just rest in the love of God."
If you would like to lead this time of prayer through scripture simply read the bible verse of your choice. Give some quiet time. Then read it again. Give some time for God to speak through it. Read it a third time. Give some time for your family to be silent with God.
Before the dessert round, we will discuss the scripture verse we just prayed with.
Ex. "Now let's take some time to discuss what we received from the Lord during our time of prayer through scripture. I will start by sharing what I have received and we can go around the table to my left."
End the meal by asking a member of your family to pray. This can be a free form prayer, something from the heart, an Our Father, a Hail Mary, or one of their favorite prayers.