May 24, 2020

Build-A-Prayer Workshop #6

Parents, this lesson is simple to use. Just follow the instructions and have a great time with your kids at home worshipping God and learning from His Word together!

 

Lesson: Putting It All Together

This is the conclusion to the Build-A-Prayer Workshop. (But it is NOT the final Church At Home! We’ll be back next week with a new lesson.)

Bible Passages: 1 Chronicles 29:1-20; Revelation 5:6-14; 21:1-6

Supplies Needed: This template or plain paper, scissors, crayons/markers/colored pencils

 

First watch this lesson video. 

(Special thanks to the behind-the-scenes people who help with these videos each week: Becky, Dave, Matt, Katrina, Kelly, & Craig.)

 

Discussion & Activities

Here are some activities to help guide you in conversation with your child about the lesson after you watch it together. Let your interactions with your child help you determine what parts to use. Use this as a time to talk, learn, pray and worship together.

 

1. Talk about the lesson and do a craft together

First ask your kids:

  • – What is the special word for the last line of the Lord’s Prayer? (A doxology)
  • – What does a doxology express? (Praise to God.)

Tell your kids that the ending of the Lord’s prayer is like a trumpet blast of praise to God.

Make your own trumpets of praise to God:

  • – 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”). If they want to write their own, encourage and help them use beautiful and majestic words to “trumpet” God’s praise.
  • – They can also color and decorate their trumpets however they like.
  • – Cut them out along the outer lines and roll them into the shape of a megaphone. Use tape to fasten it closed.

Use your trumpets during your prayer time to express praise to God.

Here are some more prayer-related activity sheets to use in the future:

 

2. Pray 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.

Say 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.

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

 

3. Sing together

Singing is like putting your prayer to music! Here are two great songs to sing.

This first one is a song based on an old hymn that welcomes God’s Kingdom in our lives and praises Him.

 

This song is the Philippians memory verse from our first Build-A-Prayer workshop:

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