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FAITH5™

FAITH5™ is a faith practice that can be used every day for a few minutes over a meal or at the end of the day. This practice helps people connect with each other and with God. It encourages communication through sharing, reading and prayer. For more information please go to Dr. Rich Melheim’s website: https://faithink.com/the-faith5-steps

The five steps are:

  • STEP 1: SHARE your highs and lows
  • STEP 2: READ a Bible verse or story
  • STEP 3: TALK about how the Bible reading might relate to your highs and lows
  • STEP 4: PRAY for one another’s highs and lows
  • STEP 5: BLESS one another

Resources to open up the Bible

Bible Project – New Testament

These videos give an overview of the New Testament in small pieces. Great for youth and adults!

Prayer Practices for Children

Five Finger Prayer – each finger reminds us to pray for certain people

  • Thumb – pray for those closest to me
  • Pointer – pray for those who guide me (teachers, mentors, pastors, etc)
  • Middle (tallest) – pray for those who stand tall (leaders, firefighters, others)
  • Ring (weakest) – pray for those who are weak (poor, sick, homeless, powerless)
  • Pinky – pray for me and my needs

Popcorn Prayer – There is no order to this prayer; say a prayer at any time usually filling the leader’s statement of “Lord, thank you for…” or “Dear Jesus, help…”

Alphabet Prayers – Take turns thanking God by adding alphabetical thanks (aunts, brother, clothing, etc.)