Tiny Try-It-Out: Blessing

“You are a beloved child of God.” When we bless one another, we affirm that we are claimed and loved by almighty God. Use a Blessing Card and the other resources on this page to inspire your daily blessings and share blessings with others!

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Pause, light a candle, & take 15 minutes for caring conversation and prayer.

Share: What were your high and low points today?

Read: Deuteronomy 6:4-9. “…..Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart…Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem on your forehead…”

Reflect: Who or what reminds you that God loves you and you are a child of God?

Pray: “Dear God, as we remind ourselves and each other that We are Yours and You are Love, help that truth to stick with us. Amen.”

Bless: Trace a cross on each other’s shoulder, hand, or head and say “[Name], you are a beloved child of God.”

For more conversation starters, try Daring Deep Discussions.
For more Bible texts, go to Suggested Scripture Readings.

Going Deeper

  • Color and share these blessing cards to remind someone you care about—near or far—that they are a Beloved Child of God.
  • Practice the Epiphany tradition of chalking the door to your home with sacred signs of symbols as we ask God’s blessing upon those who live, work, or visit in the upcoming year. Learn more and find a script you could use here.

Watch the Good News for Kids from January 1 for an introduction to this month’s Tiny Try-It-Out: Blessing.

Listen to The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn (illustrated by Ruth E. Harper and Nancy M. Leak; read by Barbara Bain) and remember God’s love goes with you all the time, everywhere.

As you begin a new year, take in this beautiful blessing by Jan Richardson, reminding us who we are: “Beloved.”

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