August 19 // Jesus fasted.

Read Matthew 4:2 out loud with your family.


Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.


Q: Which environment is better for reading: a rock concert or alone in a quiet room?  


Parent Note: It would be very hard to concentrate and understand the concepts being discussed in a book while at a rock concert. All the noise and people would be very distracting. Sometimes our lives get so hectic, that it's hard for us to concentrate and focus. Fasting can help us to remove the noise and needs of our daily lives so we can focus on God and strengthening our spirits. 



Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:


Dear Lord, thank You for staying close to me.
I know that even when the world seems loud and crazy, You stay the same.
Please help me to learn how to focus on You, no matter what is happening around me.
We ask these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.