Good and Generous God: Luke 1:1-13
Welcome to Term 4! This term we’re learning about prayer.
Listening to the Bible
Read: LUKE 11:1-13
The CEV version is probably the best for this week’s passage, if they are able to read for themselves. You can find it online here.
Make sure you discuss these questions with a family member!
- Who is the first person you talk to when you’re scared or upset?
- What is praying?
- Who can pray?
- Who do we pray to? What is he like?
- What is the point of Jesus’ questions about the fish/snake and the egg/scorpion?
- When should we pray? [Optional – look up the following Bible verses: Mark 1:35; Luke 6:12; James 1:5; Luke 5:15-16; Psalm 18:6; Psalm 34:17; Matthew 5:44; Psalm 35:18; Luke 22:40; James 5:15; Psalm 32:5; Psalm 34:4; 1 Thessalonians 5:17]
- God wants to give us good things that will help us grow to be more and more like Jesus. What good things can we ask God for that God will always say “yes” to?
- Is it wrong to ask God for things that we’d really like? (eg. A new bike or a new friend)
- Why might God answer “no” or “not yet” to something we’ve asked him for?
- Can you remember one thing you’ve asked God for that he’s given you?
Helping it Stick
Pray a teaspoon prayer!
T – Thanks – say thank you to God for one thing (or more!) that you are thankful for.
S – Sorry – say sorry to God for one thing (or more!) you have done that was wrong.
P – Please – think about and ask for one thing (or more!) that you would like God to help you with.
Dear Father in heaven,
Thank you for….
I’m sorry that I…
Please help me to…
In Jesus name,
I will pray morning, noon and night, pleading aloud with God,Psalm 55:17
and He will hear and answer.
You can find the print-out here.
- Print out page 1 on thicker white card paper (or normal white paper is fine). Cut around the large circle.
- Print out pages 2 and 3 on yellow paper (or colour the paper yellow).
- Cut out the yellow Lord’s Prayer circle and glue in the centre of the white circle.
- Cut out the small yellow circles and cut in half to make petals. Glue or sticky tape petals around the back edge of the large white circle, alternating blank and word petals. You may need to overlap the petals slightly.
- Attach a straw or stick (I used a chopstick) to the back with sticky tape to make a stem.
“You Can Tell the Lord (Arrow Prayer)” Colin Buchanan