A Minute with Jesus
Jesus engages us today in each event of our lives including these encounters:
Individual prayer Faith talk in family groups Faith talk in church groups
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church offers the simple ritual below to encourage and guide your encounters with Jesus through a Focus Passage for each week, which starts on Thursday and concludes on Wednesday in order to anticipate and reflect on the Focus Passage at worship together on Sunday. By reading the Focus Passages on multiple days each successive week, their collective story of God’s eternal love in Jesus seeps more deeply into our souls and illumines Jesus’ engagement in every new day.
The Focus Passages are printed here for your convenience. Remember too, the more you can read from your own Bible, the more familiar you become with the Bible. Holy Trinity is glad to provide SPARK Children’s Bibles for any families who would find that helpful.
Gather Up … and Down
Gather thoughts and share recent Ups and Downs within your daily life.
Read God’s Word where Jesus engages us
Read the Focus Passage once or twice (a second voice can expand hearing).
Ponder and share any wisdom God’s Word shines on your Ups and Downs.
Talk about any thoughts or ideas that arise from the Dialog Questions provided.
ACT in Prayer
Ask God’s help for others and yourself.
Confess your selfishness, pride and sin.
Thank God for specific blessings in your life.
Bless one another laying hands on another’s head, shoulder, arm or hands.