Abraham: Old Testament Heroes - 5 Minute Family Devotional

by Melanie Rainer on May 26, 2016


Just starting the Old Testament Heroes plan? Catch up on all 25 family devotionals here.

Read the Bible story here: Genesis 12:1-9

Download a coloring page of Abraham here.

More Questions for Your Family:

If you want to spend more time talking about what you learned, here’s a place to start.

  • What was Abraham’s name before it was Abraham? What does “Abraham” mean?
  • God asked Abraham to leave his home town and follow God. What do you think Abraham’s friends and family thought of his decision to follow God? Parents: Share a time when you felt that people didn't quite understand why you were following God on a particular issue. But you knew to trust God.

Additional Prayer:

Developing a weekly or daily rhythm of prayer with your children can be a powerful thing for them and for you as well. Prayer is a time to be quiet to talk with God, to thankfully reflect on what he has given to you, and to ask for His presence and help where you may need him, and to lift up other friends and family who may need him too. Here are few ideas for praying together as a family.

Dear God,

We are so grateful for the opportunity to learn more about you and your word together, and to find out how you worked through everyday people in the Old Testament to save us all!

Today we thank you for …

  • The sunshine, the rain, the snow, the clouds, the stars and the moon
  • The encouragement and support we receive from our friends and family
  • The firefighters, police officers, doctors and nurses in our community

Today we especially pray for …

  • The leaders of our church, the pastors and elders and Sunday School teachers
  • Children in orphanages and foster care
  • Anyone who may be feeling lonely tonight

Connecting as a Family

Take time to reflect on your day, asking each member of the family to answer these questions. How do the answers shape your prayers?

  • What did you feel good about today?
  • Did anything difficult happen or cause you to feel disappointed?

Pray together as a family.

Amen. 

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