Read Jonah 1:3 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: Have you ever worked on a group project and someone didn’t do their part?
Parent Note: When this happens, we have to do our own part of the project as well as the work the other person was supposed to do. This is a really irritating situation! When we are given a responsibility, others are depending on us to follow through. God gave Jonah talents and abilities, and when He gave Jonah a task to do, He expected it to be done.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear God, thank You for using me in Your plan.
I know that You made me for a reason.
Please help me to follow Your way for my life.
We ask these things in in Jesus' name, Amen.