Read Matthew 10:5-6 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Parent Note: Ask your child if they are ready to do this job now. Most kids will say that they need to learn more about the job and how to do it properly. The same is true for the disciples. Even though Jesus called them to this occupation, they had to learn the job. They weren’t called to it and instantly qualified to do it on their own; they had to learn from Jesus and grow stronger in their faith and knowledge of God.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear Lord, thank You for choosing me to be part of Your family.
I know that You will give me everything I need to live for You.
Please help me to learn how to be your disciple.
We ask these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.