FAITH5™ (Faith Acts In The Home) is a simple, easy-to-implement faith practice, perfect for incorporating into your bedtime routine for five to fifteen minutes a night. When done over time, the FAITH5™ carries the power to enrich communication, deepen understanding, aid sleep, and promote mental, physical and spiritual health. Please visit the Dr. Rich’s website for more information at http://faith5.org/
The five steps are:
- SHARE your highs and lows
- READ a Bible verse or story
- TALK about how the Bible reading might relate to your highs and lows
- PRAY for one another’s highs and lows
- BLESS one another
What does it do for a child to share highs and lows in the context of a loving family or a group of trusted friends? How might the sharing of joys and hurts, concerns and dreams, values and faith enrich a family?
Then use the additional links to explore the value of sharing highs and lows in your home tonight.http://faith5.org/share/story
Explore the power of God’s Word. How might including Bible stories in the bedtime routine enrich a child’s faith, emotional health and spiritual imagination?
Then use the additional links to explore the value of reading a Bible verse or story in your home tonight. http://faith5.org/read/story
What happens when God’s Word is applied to the highs and lows of each day? What does it do to a child, a parent, a family to come together nightly seeking God’s wisdom and will?
Then use the additional links to explore the value of connecting highs and lows to God’s Word in your home tonight. http://faith5.org/talk/story
What happens when people pray? How does prayer change the situation? How does prayer change you? What happens to children who grow up with their highs and lows brought to God in prayer every night of their lives? What happens to children who grow up praying for their parents?
Then use the additional link to explore the value of praying for one another’s highs and lows, for your family and for the world tonight. http://faith5.org/pray/story
What happens when a child goes to sleep every night knowing they are loved, safe and blessed? What happens to children who bless their parents every night? What does blessing do to the blesser? To the blessee? To the world?
Then use the additional links to explore the value of blessing one another in your home tonight. http://faith5.org/bless/story