Nightly at camp, our counselors do Faith Five with our campers (  Faith Acts in the Home is a simple, easy-to-implement faith practice, perfect for incorporating into your bedtime routine for five to fifteen minutes a night.  When done over time, the FAITH5TM carries the power to enrich communication, deepen understanding, aid sleep, and promote mental, physical, and spiritual health.  Gather together on a bed, on the floor, or at a table.  You may wish to light a candle to begin.  The five steps are:

  • SHARE your highs (roses) and lows (thorns). You could even add “buds” to this and have them tell of an act of kindness they witnessed or initiated.   Roses need not be grand, buds need not be earth shattering, and thorns need not be scandalous!
  • READ a Bible verse or story
  • TALK about how the Bible reading might relate to your highs and lows
  • PRAY for one another’s highs (joys) and lows (concerns). You could close with the Lord’s Prayer.
  • BLESS one another


Why not do some family devotions in these days.  We share First Light Digital Devotions each weekday here:


Not able to make it to church due to the Coronavirus? There are 12 recordings of the Camp Mount Luther Prayer Service on our podcast page! Take time to worship and praise God in the midst of our current events!

ADDED 3/20/20   Want to sing a camp grace when you start a meal?  Print off our grace cards for use at home:  Grace Card