“I Will Call On God For Help!”
“But I will call on God, and the Lord will rescue me.” - Psalm 55:16
Gather together as a Family in the Living Room, Bedroom, or some place where you can talk and discuss this week’s lesson. Begin by asking your children some questions about Christmas.
· What holiday is coming up really soon?
· Have you begun to think about what you want for Christmas? (give time for children to respond)
· Why do you want these things? Or why do you think you “need” these things?
· How do you make sure mommy and daddy know what you want for Christmas? (prompt your kids to help them realize they have to ask for things they want!)
Explain to your kids that people don’t know what you want or need unless you ask for it. (Give some examples that would relate specifically to your family- for example– Mommy would not know Daddy needed her to fix dinner unless he asked—or Daddy wouldn’t know to pick you up from soccer unless he was asked.) Help your kids understand God is the same way. He wants us to ask Him for the things we need.
· Why do we sometimes find it hard to ask God for the things we need?
· What do you think we have to say to ask God for help?
· Do you think you can ask God to help you with the things you need?
Talk to your children about the importance of prayer. Prayer really is as simple as saying, “God I need you!” Discuss together some of the things you need God to do for you as a family and then pray together.
Together, this week, create a book, poster, chart, etc. of all the needs you can think of that you are praying together for as a family. (Example - grandma who is sick, my friend Sally who needs Jesus) Use this chart or book to keep track of the things you are praying for and record when God answers these prayers. It will be awesome to have your kids see that God really does respond when we say “God I need help.”
Posted on Tue, November 13, 2012
by Timothy Hill