Jr. Church Discovery Bible Study The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Part 6– Interrupting Heaven
Scripture: Luke 11:1-4 Theme: Teach Us to Pray
*Note there is a Youtube playlist, they are songs that fit the theme of the message if you want to use it in some way. There are also adult teaching notes below.
Worship: Listen to “I Will Pray”
Thanks: Everyone share something they are thankful for.
Prayer: Have everyone share a prayer request. Take some time and pray for these things.
Bible: Read Luke 11:1-4
Memorize (Use one of the methods in this article to make memorizing more fun.)
Luke 11:2-4 ‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us’. And lead us not into temptation.
- Why is prayer important?
- What do we learn from the different parts of the Lord’s prayer?
- How does each part help us to pray?
- What is one thing you can apply to your life about prayer?
Colour or Puzzle
Prayer: Close in prayer
Prayer expresses love to our heavenly Dad. “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name” brings worship to the Lord. When we pray, we give praise for His character and thanksgiving for what He has done.
Prayer commits us to God’s will, not ours. “Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” opens our hearts to His kingdom and His will. When we pray for God’s will over our family, church and friends, we are saying to the Lord, “Have Your way with us.”
Prayer declares God as our provider. “Give us today our daily bread” reminds us that God meets our physical needs. When we pray for our daily bread, we recognize our heavenly Father as the source of life and the provider of everything we need.
Prayer seeks forgiveness of sins. “Forgive us our debts” acknowledges the sin that keeps us from becoming like Jesus. And it looks to God as the only One who can remove that sin.
Prayer resolves anger. “As we also have forgiven our debtors” ends the cycle of blame in our relationships. Prayer frees our hearts from the toxic poisons of resentment and bitterness.
Prayer provides spiritual protection. “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” acknowledges God’s grace and invokes God’s safety in our lives. With all the temptations of our world today, I can’t imagine heading out the door unprotected.
Prayer may not always change our circumstances, but it does change us. It connects us to our heavenly Dad, aligns our priorities and guards our hearts.