Read Luke 15:15-16 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: What is the worst job you can think of having to do?
Parent Note: Just like there are some people who truly enjoy taking care of pigs, there are people who may truly enjoy the jobs your child suggests. This part of the story isn't telling us that people who care for pigs are gross, it's meant to point out that for a Jew to take this type of job, he or she must be desperate.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear Lord, thank You for always being there.
I know that You are with me in the highs and in the lows.
Please help me to depend on You in every situation.
In Jesus’s name, amen.