As the Easter season approaches, how is your family spending intentional time with God? One tried and true way to spend time with God is through prayer. Prayer is a way to build relationship with God. We can encourage our children in establishing their own prayer life that will help them own their faith and grow in it. Kids may not understand that prayer is simply a conversation with God, and that God wants us to talk to Him because He loves us. We need to model conversations with God and teach our kids how to have conversations with God on their own without our help. We can practice this by regularly praying out loud with our kids, teaching them about prayer, and giving them opportunities to talk to God alongside you.
Here’s a strategy that can be used for teaching kids how to pray: P - Praise (“Wow” or “Thank you”), R - Repent (“I’m sorry”), A - Ask (“Please”), Y- Yield (“God knows best”).
What We’re Teaching This Month: This month we are going to look at some of the page-turning stories of the Bible. Page-turners are exciting books, the kind you don’t want to put down, the kind you would stay up extra late to read. Books are exciting when we can find ourselves in the stories and imagine being a part of the adventure. Each of the stories that we will read from the Bible have something valuable to teach us about our patient and powerful God who prepares us to fight temptation and celebrates us. We learn that Jesus is the ultimate hero in our own real-life adventures!
Our Memory Verse is 2 Thessalonians 3:3, “But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.”
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