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JUNE 25 – MIDWEEK LESSON

LESSON: THE GIFTS FROM GOD//GOD GIVES US PRAYER//PRESCHOOL

INSTRUCTION TO PARENTS:  Read through the appropriate lesson with your child. We are praying for your families.

LESSON: THE GIFTS FROM GOD//GOD GIVES US PRAYER//PRESCHOOL

MEMORY VERSE: “When you pray, always thank God. Colossians 4:2

Parent/Child Activity: Print out the story with pictures for your child.

Color “THE MOUSE THAT PRAYED” story with pictures attached to this lesson.

INTRODUCTION:

In our lessons this month we have been learning about the Gifts from God. This lesson will help children understand the importance of prayer and what a precious gift it is to us. It helps them understand how important it is to always start our prayers by thanking Him for all of our blessings. Because of patience and prayer, a tiny mouse receives a wonderful blessing in this story.

READ:

THE MOUSE THAT PRAYED” story with pictures attached to this lesson.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. Who are we talking to when we pray? (God)
  2. This story is about Animals, Blessings, Friendship, Patience, and ______? (PRAYER)
  3. Why are friends important to us? (They bring us joy and help us learn about Jesus.)
  4. Who is your very special friend? (Jesus)
  5. Who should we tell about Jesus and all the gifts He gives us? (Everyone.)

APPLICATION:

This story helps us understand what a precious gift prayer is and how we are so blessed to be able to talk to Jesus anytime we want to. Also, when we are afraid, all we need to do is PRAY and God protects us and takes care of us. Jesse, the boy in this story,  knows how important it is to PRAY everyday. He also wants his friend Harry to learn how to pray. He shared the Love of Jesus with a special friend.

PRAYER:

Lord, thank You for teaching us to PRAY! Thank You for all the blessings you give me. Now I know I don’t have to be afraid of anything anymore because you protect me. Help me to PRAY everyday. Help me to be a good friend by telling other kids about You. Thank you for loving me and protecting me. AMEN.

LESSON: THE LORD’S PRAYER//ASK AND RECEIVE//Elementary

INSTRUCTION TO PARENTS:  Read through the appropriate lesson with your child. We are praying for your families.

LESSON: THE LORD’S PRAYER//ASK AND RECEIVE//Elementary

MEMORY VERSE:

So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Luke 11:9

Parent/Child Activity:

* “The Lord’s Prayer”    Cross word puzzle.

*Ask, Seek, Knock”    Activity Page

INTRODUCTION:

We have learned over the past month that we could be respectful, have humble hearts, acknowledge God’s holiness, and believe He will answer us when we pray. In this last lesson on the Lord’s Prayer (Jesus’ example prayer for His disciples), and for us, we will learn why and how to ask God for the things we desire. (Need)

*Note: ASK:        Healing for a sick friend, for a need to be met, for a desire to happen

            SEEK:      Help – Grace from God, forgiveness, kindness for a sister or brother

            KNOCK:  PRAY, fast, praise God

READ:

Luke 11:1-10, Romans 8:26-27  (Ask God and then receive.)

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. How does Jesus teach the disciples to make requests to God? (He tells a story about a friend in need.)
  2. What does the friend need? (Food.)
  3. What answer does he receive? Why? (Yes! Because he asked.)
  4. What are three things Jesus encourages us to do through prayer?                     *(Ask, Seek, Knock.)
  5. Who “helps us in our weakness? (The Spirit.)
  6. What happens when we don’t know what to pray for? (The Spirit intercedes, or steps in, for us.
  7. How is this possible? (Because He searches our hearts.)
  8. So what does this teach us about prayer? (That simply opening our hearts to the Lord will lead to answered prayers and He will provide everything we need.)

APPLICATION: GOD ANSWERS OUR PRAYERS!

Sometimes the answer is: “YES”, sometimes He might say, “Later” and sometimes He says “NO”. We have learned that we should be respectful, have humble hearts, acknowledge God’s holiness, and believe He will answer us when we pray.

CONCLUSION:

It’s okay to feel like we don’t know what to ask for through prayer because the Spirit will help us. And we don’t have to be afraid to ask God for the desires of our hearts because He will answer according to His own holiness and will. The important thing to remember is that God loves us and wants us to make requests because it shows Him that we know He can provide. So, when we pray, we can make requests with the full assurance that God not only is able, but He will answer our prayers!

PRAYER:

Thank you, God for answering our prayers when we ask, seek, and knock! Help us remember to pray with thankful hearts. And thank You for Jesus’ example and for His sacrifice. Amen.