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What are CONNECT Daily Devotions?

It's SIMPLE... Highs & Lows. Read. Talk. Pray.
 
Spend time together in God’s Word whenever and wherever you are—around the table, in the car, or on the go…
 
Simple Devotions. Connected Families.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What are CONNECT Daily Devotions?

It's SIMPLE... Highs & Lows. Read. Talk. Pray.
 
Spend time together in God’s Word whenever and wherever you are—around the table, in the car, or on the go…
 
Simple Devotions. Connected Families.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FAQs — Frequently Asked Questions

Why CONNECT?

How To Use CONNECT

The “ACTS” Prayer Method


Why CONNECT?

Research shows that the strongest influence on a child’s faith development is NOT the church…It’s the home. Take a look at these top indicators from Search Institute’s National Study of Protestant Congregations:

Four Top Predictors of a Strong Faith in Children and Teens:

  1. A father who models the faith and has a regular dialog on faith/life issues;
  2. A mother who models the faith and has a regular dialog on faith/life issues;
  3. Experience regular reading of the Bible and devotions in the home;
  4. Experience a servanthood event with a parent as an action of faith.

When fathers and mothers model faith, talk about their faith and lead children in home devotions, Bible reading and prayer, these are statistically the most effective influence on faith development in kids. The opposite is also true. A child’s faith is also strongly influenced by our failure to model faith to them.

CONNECT Devotions have been developed to help parents to be faith leaders in their home, around a table, or on the go. Following four simple steps, CONNECT is easy for most anyone to lead.


How to Use CONNECT

The CONNECT method is simple. It can be used in a variety of situations among couples, groups of friends, at the beginning of meetings, or with children as a part of family devotions. Since its available electronically, CONNECT Devos can also be used “on the go” in the car, before the ball game, or at a restaurant.
You can lead a CONNECT Devotion using four simple steps.

HIGHS & LOWS.

Talk about something good and something bad that happened to you today. Everyone gets a chance to share.

READ.

Read a daily Scripture verse together. 

TALK.

Discuss the Bible reading. Explain it in your own words. Talk about how the verse might relate to your highs and lows. 

PRAY.

Pray for one-another’s highs and lows. Thank God for sending His Son Jesus! Pray for yourselves. Pray for others too. Simple prayers are just fine. You might want to divide the prayers, so that others have an opportunity to say something too. Need ideas? Need help with praying? Keep reading…


The “ACTS” Prayer Method

Praying is talking to God. If you are nervous or struggle with praying out loud, or if you want to try something different, use the acrostic A.C.T.S. to help shape your prayers. Give it a try!

  • A is for Adoration. Telling God who He is and what He has done. How would you describe Him?
    • Dear God, You are…
    • It amazes me that You… 
  • C is for Confession. Telling God who we are and what we have done.
    • God, I am so sorry that I…
    • It makes You sad when we…
    • Please forgive me for…
  • T is for Thanksgiving. Thanking God for what Jesus has done for us!
    • Thank You, Jesus for…
    • Thank You for loving us enough to…
    • Thank You for blessing me with…
  • S is for Supplication. Asking for the “supplies” that are needed. Praying for yourself. Praying for others.
    • Lord, please help me to…
    • Holy Spirit, be with…
    • Dear Jesus, we ask you to…

Finish your prayer “in Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

FAQs — Frequently Asked Questions

Why CONNECT?

How To Use CONNECT

The “ACTS” Prayer Method


Why CONNECT?

Research shows that the strongest influence on a child’s faith development is NOT the church…It’s the home. Take a look at these top indicators from Search Institute’s National Study of Protestant Congregations:

Four Top Predictors of a Strong Faith in Children and Teens:

  1. A father who models the faith and has a regular dialog on faith/life issues;
  2. A mother who models the faith and has a regular dialog on faith/life issues;
  3. Experience regular reading of the Bible and devotions in the home;
  4. Experience a servanthood event with a parent as an action of faith.

When fathers and mothers model faith, talk about their faith and lead children in home devotions, Bible reading and prayer, these are statistically the most effective influence on faith development in kids. The opposite is also true. A child’s faith is also strongly influenced by our failure to model faith to them.

CONNECT Devotions have been developed to help parents to be faith leaders in their home, around a table, or on the go. Following four simple steps, CONNECT is easy for most anyone to lead.


How to Use CONNECT

The CONNECT method is simple. It can be used in a variety of situations among couples, groups of friends, at the beginning of meetings, or with children as a part of family devotions. Since its available electronically, CONNECT Devos can also be used “on the go” in the car, before the ball game, or at a restaurant.
You can lead a CONNECT Devotion using four simple steps.

HIGHS & LOWS.

Talk about something good and something bad that happened to you today. Everyone gets a chance to share.

READ.

Read a daily Scripture verse together. 

TALK.

Discuss the Bible reading. Explain it in your own words. Talk about how the verse might relate to your highs and lows. 

PRAY.

Pray for one-another’s highs and lows. Thank God for sending His Son Jesus! Pray for yourselves. Pray for others too. Simple prayers are just fine. You might want to divide the prayers, so that others have an opportunity to say something too. Need ideas? Need help with praying? Keep reading…


The “ACTS” Prayer Method

Praying is talking to God. If you are nervous or struggle with praying out loud, or if you want to try something different, use the acrostic A.C.T.S. to help shape your prayers. Give it a try!

  • A is for Adoration. Telling God who He is and what He has done. How would you describe Him?
    • Dear God, You are…
    • It amazes me that You… 
  • C is for Confession. Telling God who we are and what we have done.
    • God, I am so sorry that I…
    • It makes You sad when we…
    • Please forgive me for…
  • T is for Thanksgiving. Thanking God for what Jesus has done for us!
    • Thank You, Jesus for…
    • Thank You for loving us enough to…
    • Thank You for blessing me with…
  • S is for Supplication. Asking for the “supplies” that are needed. Praying for yourself. Praying for others.
    • Lord, please help me to…
    • Holy Spirit, be with…
    • Dear Jesus, we ask you to…

Finish your prayer “in Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

 






 






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