Phrases In Prayers

Scripture: Matthew 6:5-15

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn prayer is our way of communicating with God.
  • Students will learn God wants us to pray about certain things, including praising Him, asking for forgiveness of our sins, asking Him to help us avoid temptation and asking for the things we need.
  • Students will learn prayer is not about putting on a show, but about our personal relationship with God.
  • Students will learn the meanings of phrases within prayers.

Guiding Question: How can students learn the meanings of new phrases in the Bible?

Materials: cards made with phrases from the Lord’s prayer and other prayers in the Bible  (your choice)

Procedure: Review the Lord’s Prayer with the students from the scriptures above. Explain to the students that prayer is used to communicate with God and help us have a closer relationship with Him. God wants us to use prayer to come to Him about anything and as a way for Him to give us guidance and wisdom. God values genuine prayer and communication that helps us grow our personal relationship with Him. 

Introduce the activity. Make cards with phrases from the Lord’s Prayer and other prayers in the Bible. Make a set for each pair of students. Have students take turns drawing a card and reading it to their partner. The partner should then try to explain the meaning of the phrase using other English words.

Additional Questions: How can students apply knowledge of new vocabulary?

Supplemental Activity: Pick out new vocabulary from the Lord’s prayer or other prayers. Teach the students the new vocabulary and allow them to apply the vocabulary through drawing and using the vocabulary in a sentence.

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