Dig In to the Bible
· Read: Matthew 6:9; Psalm 100
· In This Passage: Jesus teaches to start a prayer with praise. Psalm 100 is a great example of a prayer of praise, exclaiming that we can shout with joy to the Lord, sing with joy, enter his gates with thanksgiving and praise, and proclaim his unfailing love and goodness.
· Bible Point: Praise is part of prayer.
· Summary Verse: “Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us today the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one” (Matthew 6:9-13).
· Praise is part of prayer. This is a noisy lesson because praise is noisy! Psalm 100 tells us to “shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth!” This lesson is a great way to capitalize on kids’ energy and desire to be loud. Channel their excitement into praise!
· Think About: What are 10 things you’d like to say to praise God?
Dig In to Prayer
· Ask God to draw your kids into his awesome presence, where they can’t help but praise him.