Dig In to the Bible
· Read: Matthew 6:11; Psalm 121
· In This Passage: Jesus teaches us to ask God for what we need. Psalm 121 is an example of this kind of prayer; travelers asked for God’s help as they faced a dangerous journey. The psalmist writes, “My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!”
· Bible Point: Asking for help 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).
· Asking for help is part of prayer. Kids are used to asking for help from adults; there are a lot of things they can’t do on their own. But turning to God for help may not be their first instinct. Help your children recognize that whenever we face difficulties, big or small, we can ask God for help.
· Think About: What’s something you’ve been trying to tackle on your own? Ask God for help right now.
Dig In to Prayer
· Ask God to teach your kids to rely on his strength rather than their own.
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