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Bed: Children's Reflection Questions, Ages 0-10 (10/1/17)

During your bedtime routine, invite your children into a time of reflection about their day, maybe by saying, "Did you know that God really wants to know what happened in your day today, and that God is always listening whenever you need to tell God something?"  Then continue with these questions:

1)      What are some things that happened today that you want to tell God about?

2)      What is one happy thing that happened today? What is one sad thing that happened today?

3)      Did you see God or feel God with you when those things were happening? Where did you see or feel God when those things happened today?

4)      Read to your children this week’s scripture selection, then ask the questions that follows.

Matthew 21:28-32.

Jesus told this story, “What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ He answered, ‘I will not’; but later he changed his mind and went. The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered, ‘I go, sir’; but he did not go. Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you. For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him; and even after you saw it, you did not change your minds and believe him.

Did the story remind you of anything that happened in your day today?

5)      What are some things that you want to tell God that you are grateful for today?