Gathering Prayer: (Do this prayer repeat-after-me style)
Dear Jesus, we thank you for time to feed our faith as a family, and time to learn about how majestic the Lord truly is. Help our time together to be holy time. In your name we pray, Amen.
Bible Verse: Psalm 8:1
Our house is preparing for Bible School by listening to the songs over and over…and over! This year, our parish is using Group Publishing’s Cave Quest VBS. One of my kids’ favorite songs from this disk is “Majestic.” The words to this song sounded like a psalm to me, and when I looked it up, indeed it was! Time to make a Family God Time devotion from it!
The first verse of Psalm 8 is this:
O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is
your name in all the earth.
Most of the words in this verse are probably familiar to your kids, with the exception of “majestic.” Ask them if they have ever heard the phrase “Your Majesty” referring to a king or a queen (if they have ever watched Peppa Pig, they will have!). An easy definition of “majestic” is “king or queen-like. Therefore, what we are saying in this verse is that God’s name is king-like over all of the earth, or God reigns as king over all the earth.
We made up some motions to go with this verse:
O Lord, our Lord (sign-language “L” from left shoulder to right waist)
How majestic is (pretend to put a crown on your head)
Your name in all the earth. (palms up, hands move down toward the earth)
Discuss as a family:
What does it mean that God reigns over all the earth?
This song is from Group Cave Quest VBS. You can find it on their CD. You can also hear a preview of the song here:
If you do not have access to this song, I suggest “Beautiful Savior” as an alternative:
Activity: Majestic Crowns
I found this simple idea on Pinterest:
Paper Plate Crowns
Lately, my oldest wants to add jewels to everything, so our crowns included jewels at the points. My middle child is still wearing hers several days after the fact!
Here are a couple of pics of the completed project (pre-jewel treatment):
Thanks for your commitment to faithfully feed your family’s faith! I hope that this time was holy time for you.
Closing Prayer: (Can be a repeat after me prayer if you have non-readers in your family)
Dear God, we thank you that for holy time together as a family. Help us to remember that your name is majestic in all the earth. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.