It’s Family Week!

Family Week

How do you lead your family?

We all want our children to become adults who are healthy, happy, and seeking Jesus daily. But how do we start our children off on a path that encourages them to draw near to God every day?

We seek God with them.

Doing this isn’t always easy. Not only are we faced with busy schedules, we’re faced with a busy world trying to influence our priorities. That’s why we created Family Week.

When you feel overwhelmed or discouraged, we want to help you remember that you are not raising your family alone. There are people and resources you can turn to for support. This week, we’ll be providing resources, prayers and plans to encourage you as you lead your family.

Today, complete one of the following Bible Plans as a family, and create a habit of seeking God together.

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Thank God for Moms ❤️

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Celebrate moms that
inspire you.

They’re the women who consistently care for their families. The ones navigating busy schedules, messy rooms, and sometimes, empty homes. They’re the women who mentor others with love, and who lead others with compassion. And they’re the women who keep showing up—even when life gets hard.

These women show us what it means to be a Mom. They are worthy of being loved, known, and celebrated.

Today is a great day to tell a mom in your life how much you appreciate her. Take a moment to thank God for the moms He’s placed around you, and then share this special Verse Image with someone who inspires you.

Proverbs 31:29 Verse Image

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For more encouragement, tap here to watch a short video we made just for moms!

Now Available: Guided Prayer!

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When you want to talk with God but you don’t know what to say, Guided Prayer can help you get started.

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What do you talk to God about?

In 2020, we launched YouVersion Prayer: a feature designed to help you have honest conversations with God, in community. Now, you can go even deeper with God in your personal quiet times with the latest YouVersion Prayer experience: Guided Prayer.

Using the Lord’s Prayer as a model, Guided Prayer provides daily prompts that help you reflect on Scripture, draw closer to God, and talk to Him about what’s on your mind:

“Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy…”

HONOR GOD

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.

DEUTERONOMY 6:4

Read this passage again, and think about what it means to be personally known by the one, true God. Sit with this passage for a few minutes, and honor God with your time.

“Give us today the food we need…”

MY CONCERNS

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

JAMES 1:5

Talk to God about what you need. Then, consider adding those things to your Prayer List.

“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one…”

GOD’S PROTECTION

God, nothing is impossible for You. There is no sickness You cannot heal, no disease You cannot cure, and no fight You cannot win. So right now, I am asking You to protect and strengthen me. I need You to show up in my life. Please do what only You can do. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

The Guided Prayer experience is
now available inside your
YouVersion Bible App.

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Let’s seek God … together.

What does seeking God look like for you?

Spending regular time with God isn’t always easy. Thankfully, you don’t have to seek God alone—and you weren’t made to. Consider inviting people to draw near to God with you by studying the Bible together.

Simply start a Plan, select “With Friends,” and seek God every day with people you trust.

All the believers were together and had everything in common.

ACTS 2:44

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5 Prayers for Spiritual Growth

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What does spiritual growth look like?

Healthy relationships require hard work, good habits, and time spent together. That’s why becoming spiritually mature involves drawing near to God every day.

Below are five prayers that focus on different pathways toward intimacy with God. As you read through them, pick one area to focus on this week, and allow God to transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.


A Prayer for Living Generously

God,

Without You, I have nothing. Every good and perfect gift comes from You—but sometimes, I view the gifts You’ve given me as something I deserve. Sometimes I am tempted to hoard my wealth, time, and resources instead of sharing them with others. Ultimately, I know that I am blessed to be a blessing—so please help me wisely steward the gifts You’ve entrusted to me. Turn me into someone who lives—and gives—generously.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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A Prayer for Rest

God,

In a world that glorifies busyness, it is so easy to fill my time with things that don’t matter. If I’m not careful, I numb out or burn out because I don’t create enough space to rest in Your presence each day. I need You to change the way I think and the way I live. I need You to help me make space for rest. Help me come to You daily—I want to simply be with You.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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A Prayer for Reading God’s Word

God,

Thank You for showing me the paths that lead to life. I am so grateful that I can experience joy in Your presence forever! Help me to live in a manner that is worthy of the calling to which You have called me by spending time in Your Word. I never want to forget that having access to Scripture is a gift. So please make me eager to read Your words. Reveal Your will to me as I spend time in Your presence. Teach me Your word, which is truth.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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A Prayer for Serving

God,

You are so kind to me. And when You gave up Your only Son to save me, You provided me with an example of humble obedience. Thank You for showing me what servant leadership should look like. Instead of seeking my own way, help me to seek Yours. I want to serve You by serving others. So change my heart and help me love others genuinely. Shape me into someone who considers others as better than myself.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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A Prayer for Talking with God

God,

Sometimes I don’t feel like I have the words to pray. I don’t always know what to say to You. What do I say to someone who is perfect in every way? Please help me remember that You want to hear from me. Give me the confidence to speak what’s on my heart with You, but help me to do so with respect. And please let these honest conversations lead me to a deeper sense of awe, wonder, and love for You. Show me how to talk with You, and then make me eager to do it regularly.

In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

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Did these prayers encourage you?

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