Think of someone that means a lot to you. Don’t you want to talk to them all the time? To share something exciting that happened, something upsetting, or just because you want to talk to them. Do want to hear from them about all the same stuff? When you love someone, when they are important to you, you want to share life with them.
We are more important to God than we can imagine and He wants to have that with each of us. Even though God already knows what has happened, He wants to hear about it from us directly. God wants to communicate with us, to have a relationship with us, to do life with us.
Prayer is the first way to begin that relationship and we want kids to know that they can talk to God anytime, anywhere, and about anything. God wants to hear from each of us and it’s time to phone home. Not later when we have time, but right now, in this moment and in the next. So, let’s get started and show our kids what prayer can look like.
Here’s a snapshot of what we’ll show the kids this week:
Bible Story Focus: God made me to talk to Him anytime, anywhere, about
anything. (I Can Pray to God • Jeremiah 29:12; Matthew 6:5-13)
Memory Verse: “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:14, NIV
Key Question: Who made me?
Bottom Line: God made me.
Bible Story & Worship
If you would like to see a Bible video of the story, you may check it on our Abundant Life Journey Kids Facebook Page or via the Parent Cue app by reThink. In the app, the video is part of the content for preschoolers so list your child’s grade as preschool in order to access.
Regardless of whether you watch the video or not, here is a version of the story that you can read to your child. So cuddle up and enjoy. As you finish the story, jump up and worship God by singing and dancing with your child to a couple of fun songs by KidSpring.
The materials below will help reinforce the story as well as bring Jesus to their level. These can be done in any order but I recommend the Discussion/Application last (this is the part that really brings Jesus to their level.)
As we wrap up, I’d like to leave you with one of the kids’ favorite ‘good-bye’ songs:
Let Me See Your Alligator
Thank you for the opportunity to partner with you in discipling your kid(s). It’s my hope that these resources are just a starting point for many wonderful conversations with your kid(s) on their path to accepting Jesus into their lives. My prayers are with you.
“And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart: And you will teach them diligently to your children, and will talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up.”
Angela Moody is the Preschool Coordinator at Abundant Life.