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Lesson 11: The Lord’s Prayer: God’s Will

Lesson 11: The Lord’s Prayer: God’s Will

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Dig In to the Bible
·      Read: Matthew 6:10; Matthew 26:36-46
·      In This Passage: Jesus models how to pray by saying “may your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.” Later, as Jesus faces death, he prays a similar prayer, asking for God’s will to be done even though it’s not what he wants.
·      Bible Point: Wanting God’s will 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).

Dig Deeper
·      Wanting God’s will is part of prayer. One of the most upsetting things for kids is not getting their way. So the idea of praying for God’s way, not their own, may be a bit counterintuitive. Help kids see that God’s way is best, so that’s why it’s more desirable than our ways!
·      Think About: What’s an area of your life where you’ve been focused on your will? Ask God for his will to be done.

Dig In to Prayer
·      Ask God to give your kids hearts that desire his will above all else.

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