Prayer is essential to the Christian life and Jesus didn’t leave us in the dark. Use these free Bible lesson to teach children what God’s Word says about how we should pray. This is a free Bible lesson for children, which will teach the importance of continued prayer. In addition, one will see how God takes care of his children. It’s based on a teaching of Jesus found word for word in two different places in the Bible (Matthew 7:7-11 or Luke 11:9-13) so you know it’s important!
God is not our “genie in the bottle.” He does not nod his head at our commands. We are his children, and he watches over us like children, because God is the good father. Just as it is not wise to give children everything they ask; God, whom is all-knowing (omniscient), is patient and wise as we seek him through prayer. For, God knows our needs before we come to him in prayer.
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This children’s sermon object lesson can be used in your children’s church to teach about prayer from Luke 11:1-13. In this powerful lesson, Jesus explains how God wants us to ask for what we need. This is a story that both children and adults can understand. Get your object lesson props and prepare to preach this sermon to children in your congregation.
How do we get what we need from God? Do we have to act a certain way or pay a certain price? The simple and beautiful truth is that the Lord provides all that we need, and we only have to ask. Through prayer, we have access to God and can express our desires and needs. These crafts are intended to remind students of the importance of prayer, and guidelines for it. A prayer bracelet includes reminders to pray for people or things. A “helpful hand” serves as a special gift for someone else who might need prayer. And a prayer jar offers either a game or a guide to recalling and using the words of the prayer Christ taught us.
More Bible Teaching Activities and Lessons on Prayer
- Read scripture verses about the power of prayer
- Get the complete Sunday School lesson from Luke 11:1-13.
- You can also compare another Lord’s Prayer children’s sermon, or all the prayer teaching activities.
- The 5-Week Lord’s Prayer Curriculum is available from the Sunday School Store.
- Read more articles about teaching children to pray from Ministry-To-Children
- Download printable kids bedtime prayers
Luke 11:1-13 Children’s Bible Translation NiRV
Luke 11:1-13 NIrV One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples spoke to him. “Lord,” he said, “teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” (2) Jesus said to them, “When you pray, this is what you should say. “‘Father, may your name be honored. May your kingdom come. (3) Give us each day our daily bread. (4) Forgive us our sins, as we also forgive everyone who sins against us. Keep us from falling into sin when we are tempted.'” (5) Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose someone has a friend. He goes to him at midnight. He says, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread. (6) A friend of mine on a journey has come to stay with me. I have nothing for him to eat.’ (7) “Then the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked. My children are with me in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ (8) “I tell you, that person will not get up. And he won’t give the man bread just because he is his friend. But because the man keeps on asking, he will get up. He will give him as much as he needs. (9) “So here is what I say to you. Ask, and it will be given to you. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened to you. (10) Everyone who asks will receive. He who searches will find. And the door will be opened to the one who knocks. (11) “Fathers, suppose your son asks for a fish. Which of you will give him a snake instead? (12) Or suppose he asks for an egg. Which of you will give him a scorpion? (13) Even though you are evil, you know how to give good gifts to your children. How much more will your Father who is in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”