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Level 1 Lesson Plan: Jesus Hears Our Prayers

Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20-minute lesson plan on the following lesson objectives:

Listen toHe Heareth Us.” Highlight the promise in this scripture that God hears their prayers.

ReadHow I Love Your Prayers.” Pause after each page and ask the children to remember a time when they’ve prayed for someone else or themselves similar to any of the points brought out in this article’s list.

If one of your children or someone they know needs prayer for a point that is mentioned, say a prayer and again read a Bible promise from the page that supports your prayer.

Talk about how God answers our prayers, but sometimes we don’t notice immediate results because the time has to be right to receive the answer. Sometimes, He also doesn’t answer in the way we expect Him to. However, we can be assured that God is working to answer even if we don’t understand how or see the results right away.

Read Prayer Magnets.”

Read The Lord’s Prayer.” You can also find an audio of the prayer to listen to here.

ReadBookend Prayers with Praise.” Point out how the Lord’s Prayer also begins and ends with praise. At the beginning, Jesus says that God’s name is hallowed, which means His name deserves great respect. The Lord’s Prayer ends with the praise, “For Yours is the kingdom and power and glory.”

Listen toMorning Prayer.” If you like, at the end of the class you can encourage the children to sing the chorus as a prayer for the day:

 Please come and walk with me today, 
 And guide my steps along Your way. 
 Help me to keep my thoughts on You, 
 And pray before each thing I do. 
 And pray before each thing I do.

If you have other suggestions of supplemental material, or additional activities in teaching this topic, please share your ideas and tips by commenting below. We look forward to hearing from you.

S&S link: Christian Life and Faith: A Personal Connection with Jesus: Prayer-1acd

Compiled by My Wonder Studio Staff
Copyright 2013 by The Family International


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