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January 23, 2022

Parents, follow the instructions and have a great time with your kids worshipping God and learning from His Word together.

Build-a-Prayer Workshop #4: Ask For What We All Need

First watch this lesson video:

After the video

Explore together

Here are some questions to help you talk about the lesson with your kids.

  • 1. What did you think of the grumpy neighbor in the first parable (Luke 11:5-10)?

  • 2. Is God like a grumpy neighbor? (No!) What kind of friend is God like?

  • 3. In the parable about the parent and child (Luke 11:11-13), were you surprised that the parent gave a stone, a snake and a scorpion? Why were you surprised?

  • 4. Would I ever give you something dangerous? Why not? (Because I love you!) How much do I love you? (Use this opportunity to tell your kids how much you love them!) Did you know that God loves you even MORE than that? He loves us so much we can’t even measure it. And He wants us to come to Him with our needs.

Seek God together

Make a five-finger prayer reminder! Have everyone trace their hand on a piece of paper. Inside each finger, write the category of people you can pray for:

  • – Our thumbs, being closest to us when we fold our hands, remind us to pray for FAMILY & FRIENDS.
  • – Our pointer finger reminds us to pray for those who point us in the right direction like TEACHERS, PASTORS, COACHES.
  • – Our tallest finger in the middle reminds us to pray for LEADERS.
  • – Our weakest finger is the ring finger, reminding us to pray for THE SICK & TROUBLED.
  • – Last but not least, the pinky reminds you to pray for YOURSELF.

While you draw, talk about examples of those who fall into these categories and what you can pray for them about. And when you talk about the pinky finger, list examples of personal needs we can pray for like…

  • – guidance in making decisions,
  • – help in doing the right thing,
  • – changing our attitudes when they’re wrong,
  • – getting closer to God.

End by saying the Lord’s Prayer together. But when you get to “Give us this day our daily bread,” pause and use the five-finger prayer. Take turns praying for a different finger/group of people.

Don’t forget to also pray for each other. You can have the person being prayed for stand in the middle while the rest of the family gathers around them and places a hand on their shoulder.

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory now and forever. Amen.

Celebrate together

This song encourages us to pray by celebrating God’s wonderful care.

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