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What Is Prayer? Our Father in Heaven (1 Kings 11-12)

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Parents,

Below are some devotional helps to use throughout the week.  We'd love for you to use some or even all of these to review this week's story with your kids.

Dinner Time (Deep Dive)

READ the Lord’s Prayer together. (Matthew 6:9-13)

ASK some questions about prayer.

  • What does it mean to pray?

  • What should we pray for?

  • How is God like a father to us?

CONNECT it to the family.

  • “Our Father in Heaven” Take time to think and visualize what heaven will be like. Read what Jesus tells us what heaven will be like in Matthew 13 and Revelation 21-22.

  • Jesus ask us to “pray like this” before giving us the Lord’s Prayer. This doesn’t mean we have to pray this specific prayer every time. Instead, this prayer is an example of how we should pray and some of the things we should pray for.

  • Discuss qualities of a good father. Talk about how God is our heavenly Father. He is perfect and we can always trust Him.

PRAY the Lord’s Prayer together.

Drive Time (Quick Refresh)

ASK what part of the Lord’s Prayer have we been studying this week? (Our Father in heaven)

  • What do you remember about heaven?

  • Remember how God is our good and perfect father? What are some ways that you’ve seen God care for you or our family?

REMIND them of the main point.

  • Prayer is talking to God. We can talk to God: anytime, anywhere.

Bedtime (Soul Work)

ASK how they feel about what we’ve been learning about this week.

PRAY the Lord’s Prayer together.

Breakfast Time (Daily Encouragement)

PRAY for them before you drop them off to start their day.

REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.

Big Picture Question: What is prayer? Prayer is talking to God the Father, through Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Memory Verse: Matthew 6:9-13 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 our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.