Why do Faith5?
This is a simple tool every household can use every night. You could do Faith5 with your friend from church, grand kids in another state or the people your consider family.
Every age and stage of life can do Faith5 together each night as a way to grow deeper in their own discipleship. You will also get to know God's Word in a new way and create lasting faith connections with the people you care about most.
SHARE your highs and lows
What were the best/hardest parts of the day?
What brought you joy or smiles today?
What was sad or disappointing today?
READ a Bible verse or story
Dive into God’s Word. Returning to the same scriptures all week develops familiarity and spiritual focus.
TALK about how the Bible reading might relate to your highs and lows
What might God be saying in our highs and lows? The responses may be different each day, as a different day’s experience helps us hear God’s Word differently.
PRAY for one another’s highs and lows
Light a candle, fold or hold hands, and call on God. Name your highs and lows before God. Ask for God’s blessings, comfort, joy, strength, wisdom … Speak anything else from the day or the week. Conclude with Amen, the Lord’s Prayer, or a meal or bedtime prayer.
BLESS one another
Speak words of God’s promise to one another:
Remember that Jesus loves you very much.
The Lord bless you and keep you.
You are precious in God’s sight.
For the week of
Sunday, December 15
Each time you gather to do Faith 5, read a Bible verse or story. You may use the following readings, or select a story from a children’s Bible or any other Bible passage. If possible, read out of a printed Bible.
Spark Story Bible story: "Mary Visits Elizabeth", pg. 202
Bible verse: James 5:7-8
"Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts for the coming of the Lord is near."
Bible passage: Psalm 146:5-10
Faith5 works great when reflecting on the same verse throughout the week. If you need some variety, the other readings for the week are: