Worship & Kids – Benedictions

August 10, 2012

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When I lead worship time with kids I like to end with a benediction or blessing. It is a way to signal to the kids that they are dismissed. It ends our time together with scripture and focuses our attention again on God.

A benediction or blessing is a way to send the kids out encouraged to remember that God is with them and will provide peace and hope and grace.

Here is a list of Scripture passages that you can use at the end of worship time to bless your kids.

“May the Lord bless you and protect you.  May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.  May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.” Numbers 6:24-26

About Janelle

I am passionate about Jesus and kids and the people who work with kids in the church. I want to help empower children’s ministry volunteers – especially those who work in small and rural churches.

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4 Responses to “Worship & Kids – Benedictions”

  1. sandra luginbill Says:

    THANKS! TRYING TO CREATE A MUSICAL BENEDICTION AS CHILDREN GO FROM OUR OPENING TO CLASSES AT BIBLE SCHOOL….THIS VERSE WORKS..I’M USING THE TUNE: SAINTS GO MARCHING IN!

    got lyric ideas from your scriptures..thanks!

    used the tune: “Saints go marching in'”
    LORD BLESS US NOW
    AS WE GO OUR WAY.
    PLEASE KEEP US SAFE EACH AND EVERY DAY
    .. HELP ME TO LIVE AS A CHRISTIAN
    ..AS I LIVE AND LEARN AND LOVE… AND PRAY!.
    (….rhythm clap or march,,,as leave…
    (AMEN, AMEN….AMEN, AMEN..ETC) OUT

    Reply

  2. Hilda deWolde Says:

    Wondering if you have an benediction-type songs that you sing with your kids as you dismiss them?

    Reply

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