As you pick up your tooth brush and put on toothpaste say: “Lord help me hear what you are saying to me today”
As you brush your teeth, read the scripture silently and slowly, if time allows read more than once. Take a moment of silence after each reading, stilling your mind as you let the words sink in.
If you have younger children you can read the scripture or say a small part of the scripture while you help them brush their teeth. Or you can sing a song as they brush:
Suggested song: This is the day (United Methodist Hymnal #657)
This is the Day, (This is the Day), that the Lord has made, (that the Lord has made). I will rejoice, (I will rejoice), and be glad in it (and be glad in it). This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it. This is the day, (this is the day), that the Lord has made.
As you rinse and put away your toothbrush say: “Thank-you God for your Word. Amen.”