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For Educators

The Gift of Our Bodies

(Have someone read this passage from 1 Corinthians 6:19-20:)

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body.

One: Our bodies were created by God. They are wonderful gifts to us.

All: Thank you, God, for the gift of our bodies.

One: Thank you, God, for eyes.

All: Help us to see the needs of your people.

One: Thank you, God, for ears.

All: Help us to really listen to those who need to talk.

One: Thank you, God, for mouths.

All: Help us to speak words of peace and kindness.

One: Thank you, God, for hands and arms.

All: Help us to use our strength to help those who are not as strong in some way.

One: Thank you, God, for feet and legs.

All: Help us to be willing to walk where you lead us.

One: Thank you, God, for the gift of our bodies.

All: Help us to use all that you have given us to serve you in the world.

Prayer: Creator God, our bodies are a wonderful gift from you. Help us to remember that we can honor you by taking good care of this wonderful gift. Amen.

Together Time:

Week One: Draw an outline of a body. Draw lines from parts of the body and write ways that each part can be used to serve God.

Week Two: Talk together about any unhealthy habits family members might want to change. Covenant to pray for each other as you try to change these habits.

Week Three: Agree to have one night without TV or computers or video games. (This might become a weekly ritual.) Instead of these activities, spend time together as a family playing a game, telling stories, or looking at old family photos.

Week Four: Take a walk together.

 

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