Read Genesis 32:24 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: Have you ever surprised yourself by doing something you didn't think you could do?
Parent Note: Jacob was left alone in his camp so he could prepare himself for something terrifying. When a man came to him in the middle of the night, he just went for it and started wrestling him. He didn't know who he was or whether he was outmatched—he just started wrestling. This man could have been the very brother he was terrified to meet, but in the dark, all alone, Jacob suddenly found courage and defended himself. His response was a bit surprising.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear God, thank You for giving me courage.
I know that You will give me what I need to carry out Your will.
Please help me ask for courage when I am feeling afraid.
In Jesus’s name, amen.