The Lord’s Prayer – Teach Me to Pray

This Sunday Discovery Point: 
Prayer is how we talk to God. Today we began our lessons on the Lord’s Prayer, and we learned what Jesus said about praying. While we may be used to certain types of prayers, we found out if those prayers actually line up with God’s word. Jesus taught us to be humble and sincere when we pray and not to focus on gaining the attention of others (like the hypocrites). Jesus gave us the example of recognizing God’s holiness, asking Him to provide for us, and seeking forgiveness from God and others. (Scripture used: Luke 11:1-4, Matthew 6:5-15)

Memory Verse:
“He said to them, ‘When you pray, say, ‘Father, hallowed be your name, Your kingdom come.” Luke 11:2 NIV 

Use the follow motions to practice memorizing the verse with your child: He said to them – Cup your hands around your mouth When you pray, say – Place your hands together in prayer Father, hallowed by your name – Point up to the sky with both hands Your kingdom come – Make a “come” motion with both hands.

Repeat the verse and motions as many times as necessary until your child has memorized the verse.

Suggested Parent/Child Activity:
Hold your hand up and assign a different part of the Lord’s Prayer for each finger: praise, requests, forgiveness, thankfulness, and help. If desired, you and your child may write each word on the tops of your fingers with a washable marker to remember Jesus’ example of prayer. Lastly, say a practice prayer together by using your fingers as a guide.

Daily Prayer:
Thank you, God, for teaching us to pray! Help us to pray in a way that shows You honor and love. Thank you for Jesus’ example and for His sacrifice. Amen.

Coming Sunday Discovery Point: The Lord’s Prayer – Honor God First
Coming Sunday Chairperson: Averey L.
Coming Sunday Power point manager: Matthias C.