Teach Us to Pray
Prayer is such a big part of the Christian life. It’s one of the coolest things ever. Prayer is when we get to talk to God, and He gets to talk to us. It’s a vital part of our spiritual lives.
For a lot of kids, prayer seems like such a hard thing to do. Many kids think there is no way they can pray to God. They don’t think they know how. They have seen some adults pray and they think they have to do it EXACTLY like those adults do.
Kids see people praying with big words, in a loud voice, or in front of a crowd and they think that they have to pray like that in order for their prayers to be “good enough.” Well, that’s just not true. There is not a certain way that you have to talk to God. God is our best friend. He just wants us to pray to Him in any way we can.
Jesus’ disciples once asked Him, “Lord, teach us to pray.” So, Jesus taught them a sample prayer to use as a guide to help them know HOW to pray. We call it “The Lord’s Prayer.” In this series, the children will be learning how to pray. It’s not “THE ONLY WAY” to pray, but it’s a sample prayer that Jesus gave to the disciples that we can follow.
In each lesson, we are going to look at “The Lord’s Prayer” piece by piece and see what Jesus was teaching the disciples about how to pray. It is our goal that each child will have the entire Lord’s Prayer memorized by the end of the series. Plan for that. Prepare a special treat for every child who memorizes the entire passage. You will be glad you did!
Lesson 1: “Our Father In Heaven”
Lesson 2: “Thy Will Be Done”
Lesson 3: “Our Daily Bread”
Lesson 4: “Deep In Debt”
Lesson 5: “Lead Us Not Into Temptation”
Lesson 6: “Give God The Praise”