Speak a blessing

Encourage your children throughout your lesson on compassion by being quick to commend them whenever you notice them making an effort to show compassion or mercy to others. Simple statements like these mean a lot to your child.

  • That was very compassionate. When we show compassion we are showing others what God’s love is like.
  • ________ is a merciful boy / girl.
  • ________, you are showing compassion! It’s awesome that you are being like Jesus!
  • God is pleased when we show mercy as you have, ________.
  • The Bible says, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy” (Matthew 5:7). God is pleased when you show mercy.
  • You have such a kind and tender heart. Thank you for being so caring.
  • Thank you for being like a cuddly stuffed toy – a comfort to me / your friend / your sibling. (See the hands-on optioncamping with compassion” in this lesson for details.)