Here is an example for the month of November:
Gracious and Loving God, thank you for your presence in our lives. Help us to see and appreciate all you have given us, guide us in sharing our abundance with others, and direct us throughout our lives so we may serve you fully and engage your mission in the world around us. Amen.
Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. In fulfillment of his own purpose he gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would become a kind of first fruits of his creatures.
What are the things you are thankful for today?
Name five things you are grateful for today.
May we feel God in all that we do, may we experience God through one another, may we treat others as God treats us, and may we give thanks for all we have. Bless our friends and family, bless those who are sick and hurting, bless those who need food and shelter, bless all of us here so we may share what we have been given. We ask this in your name, O Lord. Amen.
There are many resources you can use to help you either create a formation section for your newsletter, there are some you can sign up for and receive in your email, and there are some for which you can sign your whole congregation. Here are some of the best resources I have found:
- Vibrant Faith at Home has great resources here for all age groups and they update the links each month and/or season: www.vibrantfaithathome.org
- Text Week has many, many resources based on each Sunday’s readings which include art, scripture, prayer, and more: www.textweek.com
- Daily Devo is an online devotional that you receive in your email each day which included a piece of scripture, a meditation, a video of photo to watch, an action, and a prayer: www.forwardmovement.org/Pages/Item/6994/Daily-Devo.aspx
- d3365.org is an online devotional that is meant written for youth and young adults: www.d365.org/todaysdevotion