7 FEB 2021
Hi Parents and carers,
Welcome to a new year at Kidzone. Today we begin a six part series called “The Lord’s Prayer.” Our first lesson is called “How You Should Pray.” Every good relationship depends on great communication. We must communicate with God if we want to grow our relationship with Him, and prayer is how we do that. Encourage your kids to make prayer a daily habit, and strive to make it a
habit of yours as well.
Bottom Line: We need to pray all the time!
Objective: Kids will learn that prayer is an important part of following Jesus.
Memory 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, and forgive us or 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 (NIV)
Scripture to read:
Matthew 6:5-15, Prayer
Prep – 4 (4-9yrs old) - Super Kids and Thunder Team
What does Jesus teach his disciples to do?
Do we need to say special words when we pray?
Is there a certain time and a place that we have to pray?
Can you think of any times or places where we shouldn’t pray?
Will prayer help us to get to know God better?
5 – 6 (10-12 yrs old) – Lightning Lions
Why did Jesus teach His disciples to pray?
What are some things we should not do when we pray?
Can you think of any times or places where we shouldn’t pray? Why or why not?
Why is prayer an important part of our day?
How does prayer draw us closer to God?
VIDEO FOR TODAY'S LESSON:
Summary: Prayer was an important part of Jesus’ life on earth, and it should be an important part of our lives. Just like you talk to your friends or family every day, prayer is simply how we talk to God. Jesus showed his disciples – and us – how we should pray and how important prayer is.
Activity: Have the kids trace their hands on two different coloured pieces of paper and cut them out. Paste the hands together like praying hands. If possible, glue a magnet to one side so the kids can put their praying hands on the fridge at home.
Make this week’s lesson real:
If there’s a copy of the Lord’s Prayer on display in your home, show it to the kids so they know where it is. If it’s not on display, consider printing a copy to post on the fridge for the next few weeks during this series.
Here are some great discussion starters:
- Why did Jesus teach His disciples to pray?
- When and where can we pray?
- How does prayer help us grow closer to God?
Quiz your child on this week’s memory verse.
Dear God, Draw us closer to you with every prayer we say! In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Thank you for your support and may God bless you all!
THE KIDZONE TEAM