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Rooted – Prayer Part 1 (10th May 2020)

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Hi Everyone! I hope you have enjoyed the bank holiday weekend. Over the next few weeks we are looking at prayer and what better example to start with than the one that Jesus taught us?

So grab your toast and let’s get started!

Supplies Checklist:

Game!

Have you ever played the game where a pair or group of you try to tell a story but you only allowed to say one word each? If you can, have a go with your family. It’s also a good game to play while you are out on a walk. We have also had some very funny games of ‘consequences’ during our sessions together. Perhaps you could have a go with your family one evening.

Session

Have you ever wished there was a ‘perfect prayer’?


If you had a go at the game, how did it work out? It’s always a fun story but sometimes it works better than others. Sometimes when we pray, like the game, we just don’t know what to say.

We want to say these special words and our prayers are answered.

Jesus has saved us the work of trying to figure it out by creating a prayer – The Lord’s Prayer.

The disciples basically asked Jesus to share a perfect prayer and he gave them this example.

This, then, is how you should pray:

‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.’

Matthew
6:9-13

Have a look in your Bibles at home and compare the different translations if you can. (Debts is another word for sins). You could also use https://www.biblegateway.com

Let’s take a look at part of this prayer – ‘Thy will be done’.

Think about it: If you pray and seek to do what God would do, or in other words ‘do His will’ – THAT is a prayer that never fails.

When we pray to do things the way God would have us do them, our prayers are answered, no matter what.

So, everyday ask yourself this question: What would God do in each situation that I face?

The more you ask that question, and ask God to help you answer the question, the closer you get to his will.

Think of a tough situation you are facing.

Maybe a decision you need to make?

Family or friend issues.

A worry.

Lockdown.

Now, ask God to just do his will in the situation.

Think of how simple that is: God what do you want me to do here? And for God to just help you take each step as He would.

Questions

Have a think about these or discuss them with your family

The last bit!

Pray the version of the Lord’s prayer that you know best. (if you are not sure ask google or a human in your house).

Wash up your toast plate!

See you next week,
Mell and Chris