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May: Perseverance

How to use this section:The verses are divided into three parts: Preschoolers memorize the words in bold. Elementary kids memorize the words in bold and italics. Teens and parents learn the complete verse.

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May

Perseverance

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Week 1: Gratitude
1 Chronicles 29:13Now,our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.

1

Make a May basket.

2

Learn 1 Chronicles 29:13.

3

Thank God for being in your life.

4

Read 1 Chronicles 29:10-14. Repeat verses 13 and 14 in prayer.

5

Take a walk and look for signs of spring.

6

Start project for Mom.

7

Finish your project, clean up your work area, and see how happy Mom is.

Week 2: Prayer
Ephesians 1:16I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.

8

Enjoy a special day with Mom, Grandma, or other favorite woman.

9

Start memorizing Ephesians 1:16.

10

Ask the Lord to help you pray for a family member. Finish with "I want your will to be done, not my own."

11

Read Ephesians 1:15-17 to understand your memory verse in its context.

12

Read Luke 11:2-4, where Jesus teaches his friends how to pray.

13

Have a family movie night.

14

Plant some flowers and thank God for his creation.

Week 3: Don't Worry, God's in Control
Psalm 46:1God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

15

Review Ephesians 1:16.

16

Start memorizing Psalm 46:1.

17

Pray with Mom or Dad about something you are struggling with in your studies or with a friend.

18

Read Psalm 46:1-3 to understand your memory verse in its context.

19

Purchase or borrow a game that nobody in the family has played.

20

Have a family game night with your new game. Show how trying something new is fun.

21

Read Matthew 10:29-31, where Jesus assures his friends he'll take care of them.

Week 4: Hope
Psalm 71:5For you have been my hope, O Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth.

22

Review Psalm 46:1 with the entire family.

23

Start memorizing Psalm 71:5.

24

Tell your parents about someone who's mean to you. Pray you'll show Jesus' love so that he or she will come to know Christ.

25

Read Psalm 71:1-5 to understand your memory verse in its context.

26

Send this week's verse to someone in the military. Go to the army's website for addresses.

27

Go to the post office to pick out a special stamp for your card. Then send it.

28

Read 1 Samuel 24:1-7 and 16-22 about a wartime experience in which David does the right thing and gains hope.

Week 5: God Rejoices Over You!
Zephaniah 3:17The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save.He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing

29

Review 1 Chronicles 29:13, Ephesians 1:16, Psalm 46:1, and Psalm 71:5 from memory.

30

start memorizing Zephaniah 3:17 for next month.

31

Draw or paint a picture that shows either God rejoicing over you with singing or his mightiness.


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