Week 4: Theme "Prayer Matters "
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Facts -

  • God Longs to Empower You and Bring You Happiness by Praying
  • You Can Give God All Your Cares and Worries by Praying
  • Praying Will Solve Your Problems and Give You Serenity More Easily and Quickly
  • Praying Can Be as Easy as Talking to Your Best Friend
  • By Experience, Your Praying can become More Effective and Powerful Every Day

Action -

  • Place your Bible in a visible location in your home.
    • Leave it open to Matthew 6:9-15
  • Pray that your mind will be open
  • Smile
  • Pray daily starting with the Lord's Prayer
  • Find one time each day to pray together as a family
    • Even if that time is a pre-agreed time of the day to stop and pray

Recommendations for daily prayer focus:

  1. Peace
  2. Understanding
  3. Faith
  4. Joy
  5. Thanksgiving
  6. Commitment
  7. Remembrance of Jesus Christ's gift

    “Therefore after this manner shall ye pray, saying, Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is done in heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And suffer us not to be led into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.” Matthew 6:9-15

Daily prayer reminder:

   Monday _____________________________________

   Tuesday______________________________________

   Wednesday _________________________________

   Thursday ____________________________________

   Friday _______________________________________

   Saturday ____________________________________

   Sunday ______________________________________

 

You matter -

Luke 18:17 (NIV) "Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.”

Here are some short prayers from young friends to brighten your day:

  • Dear God, Please put another holiday between Christmas and Easter. There is nothing good in there now. Amanda

  • Dear Mr. God, I wish you would not make it so easy for people to come apart. I had to have 3 stitches and a shot. Janet

  • God, I read the bible. What does begat mean? Nobody will tell me. Love, Alison

  • Dear God, How did you know you were God? Who told you? Charlene

  • Dear God, Did you really mean, Do Unto Others As They Do Unto You? If you did then, I'm going to get even with my brother. Darla

  • Dear God, It's O. K. that you made different religions but don't you get mixed up sometimes? Arnold

  • Dear God, Did you mean for giraffes to look like that or was it an accident? Norma

  • Dear God, In bible times, did they really talk that fancy? Jennifer

  • Dear God, What does it mean you are a jealous God? I thought you had everything you wanted. Jane

  • DearGod, How come you did all those miracles in the old days and don't do any now? Billy

  • Dear God, Please send Dennis Clark to a different summer camp this year. Peter

  • Dear God, I keep waiting for spring, but it never did come yet. What's up? Don't forget. Mark

  • Dear God, If you watch in Church on Sunday I will show you my new shoes. Barbara

 

“Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed.
Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven.” Psalm 107:28-30

”Ask, and it will be given to you seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. “ Matthew 7:7

“And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” Matthew 21:22

 

 
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