Bible Point: We pray to God.
Key Verse: “This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one’ ” (Matthew 6:9-13).
We learned this week that Jesus taught his disciples how to pray and how not to pray. We also learned that prayer is a conversation with us and God (Matthew 6:5-13). Strengthen your family’s faith learning and growth at home with this easy idea:
At the end of the day, talk with your children about the events that happened throughout the day. Encourage each person to share a “high” and a “low” from the day. For example, a high might be getting picked first for the soccer team, and a low might be a bad grade on a test. Then encourage your kids to talk about when to pray, what they think prayer is, and what it looks and sounds like. Remind your children that prayer is a conversation with God where we listen to God and talk to him. Explain that just as you talked to each of them about their day and listened to what they had to say, God wants to hear about every detail of our day and wants us to listen to him as well.
God, thank you for giving us prayer as a way to talk to you and hear from you anytime during the day. Please help us remember to stop throughout the day to talk to you. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Our family thanks God for: _______________________________________________
Our family talks to God about: ____________________________________________