Each week we encourage you to take one meal and Eat, Play, Pray as a family. You pick the day and time that works best for you. Eat, Play, Pray can be done as a solo adventure or you can invite another family over for added fun. Then use the prompts below to help you lead your family in discussion.
EATEating up God's Word - Read Matthew 6:1-4 (ESV)
“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you."
Discuss as a family…
• What good works called you to do lately?
• Why would God ask us to beware of doing good things to be seen by others?
• Where are we most tempted to seek the praise of people over the praise of God?
• What is something we could anonymously do for someone else?
PLAYWe challenge you as a family to do a random act of kindness…
PRAYCircle up the fam and finish with a word of prayer.
Jesus, thank You for doing good works in me. Help me/us humbly do the work you have called us to do. Forgive me/us for those times we have done things in Your name with pride as our shield. Soften our hearts as we live out Your transformative work in our lives.