•Do any of you talk on the computer with emails, IM, or Skype?
•Who do you like to talk to and what about?
•How many of you have cell phones?
•How many of your parents have cell phones? Do they get upset if they lose their phones?
So it is safe to say that talking with people is important to us!
Well if talking to people is easy and we do it all the time, why is it so hard to spend time talking with God?
Why is it important to talk with God?
1.God wants us to know Him.
2.God really does answer prayer.
3.God loves us through prayer.
4.We love God through prayer.
Today we’re going to learn how to pray. Remember that it’s as simple as talking to someone you love. (Write out the word TALK as an acrostic on a whiteboard/chalkboard.)
T: TAKE the TIME: Always find time in your day to talk to God. Pray at the same time each day. Make it a habit, like brushing your teeth. Ya’ll brush your teeth, right?
A: AHHHHHH…. Quiet: (Have children take a deep breath with you.) Find a quiet place in your home. Turn the TV off, your music off. Silence!L: LEARN from God’s Word. (Have children place hands palm side up as if holding a Bible.) Read one verse a day. If you’re up for the challenge, read one chapter a day. Try to understand what God is saying to you. Ask a grown-up who knows Jesus for help if you need it.
K: KEEP a Prayer Plan. (Have children pretend like they are writing.). Write down praises, prayer requests, and verses that mean a lot to you. Keep it simple or else you won’t keep doing it.
Do you think you can do that? Will you try?