Yak Pak Week of March 1st – 7th

Posted: February 27, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Jesus Saving Time

Key Verse: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”
(John 3:16)

Our hope is for our kids to know that: We pray to God

Read:
(Open the bible and read to your child Matthew 6:5-13) This passage begins with Jesus instructing his followers how not to pray. Prayer is not a time for boasting, bragging, or showing others that you are religious. Prayer is a time to talk with God and be relational with him. We all know the Lord ’s Prayer which is the prayer in this passage. We must remember that this is just an example of how to pray, and that we can bring our own personal prayers to God.

Share:
(This is an opportunity for you to ask some questions and to share your thoughts) Parents: 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.

Activity/Challenge for Families:
Prayer Ups and Downs On small slips of paper that can be rolled up and put inside balloons have each family member write or draw a prayer request or note of rejoicing. Place one prayer slip inside each balloon. Inflate the balloons and tie them. Have fun bouncing the balloons in the air. Use the time to remind everyone that our prayers go “up” to God. God’s answers then come “down.” Ask family members to pop their own balloons and pray what they wrote or drew. God hears all of our prayers and answers them all!

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