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February 6, 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 #6: Putting It All Together.

First watch this lesson video:

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Explore together

Here are questions and an activity to help you talk about the lesson with your kids.

  1. Start by asking your kids if they remember the special word we use for a sentence of praise to God. (A doxology.)
  2. Tell your kids that the doxology at the end of the Lord’s Prayer is like a trumpet blast of praise to God. Let’s make trumpets of praise!
      • Print a template for each family member. (If you don’t have access to a printer, the design is easy to copy onto plain paper.)
      • Have everyone write a “doxology” on the lines in the trumpet. They can use their own words, or use the Lord’s Prayer doxology (“Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory now and forever”).
      • They can also color and decorate their trumpets however they like.
      • Cut along the outer lines and roll them into the shape of a megaphone. Use tape to fasten them closed.

    While you work on your trumpets, here are two more questions to get everyone talking…

  3. Jesus gave John a vision of the future. What are some things you remember from the video that will happen? (All creation will worship Jesus; the devil will be defeated forever; God will make everything new; Heaven and earth will join together and God will live right with his people; God will wipe away every tear; There will be no more death or sickness, sadness, crying or pain.)
  4. Now that we finished the Build-A-Prayer workshop, what are some things you learned?

Seek God together

Put all the building blocks of prayer together to build your own family prayer. Assign a “building block” to each family member and take turns praying sentence prayers in your own words for each of the following categories:

  • Start your prayer with PRAISE,
  • Then YIELD to God and His ways.
  • ASK for what we all need,
  • REPENT, forgive, and let God lead.

Then pray the Lord’s Prayer together using the motions the teachers used in the lesson video.

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.

Close your prayer time by having everyone shout the doxologies they wrote on the trumpets they made earlier.

Celebrate together

Click this link below for a song based on an old hymn that welcomes God’s Kingdom into our lives and praises Him!

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