Church School Lesson for Home: The Lord's Prayer
Dear friends in Christ- Here is our lesson from Sunday, January 31 in case you were not able to join us on Google Meets. Children will need their Church School journals.
New and Goods: Take turns sharing a highlight from the previous week. We also talked about our favorite snow day breakfast foods!
Thank you for bringing us all together today. Help us to open our hearts to your words as we learn about the Lord’s Prayer.
In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen
Bible Story: Matthew 6:9-13
9 “This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us today our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation,[a] but deliver us from the evil one.[b]’
Activity: See if you can match all the misplaced words to the blank spaces in the Lord's Prayer! You will have to have a google account to do the activity, because it is a google slide. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We talked about why Jesus gives us this prayer to pray. We know that we can talk to God ANYTIME. We can talk to him about ANYTHING. So why does Jesus give us this prayer? He gives it to us as a guide to help us pray. When Jesus was giving his sermon on the mount, he was talking to many people who were new believers and he wanted to give them a way to pray that would help them grow as a Christian. We can also recite this prayer to help us strengthen our relationship with God.
We also talked about each part of the prayer and what it means, because there are a lot of big words! Some of the words we talked about were:
-Our Father: God is a heavenly father to ALL of us.
-who art in heaven: who lives in heaven and in the hearts of all of us
-hallowed: made holy
-thy kingdom come, thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven: may God's will be done on earth just as perfectly as it is in heaven.
-our daily bread: the things that we need to live, like food!
-trespasses: the things that we have done wrong and the things that other people have done wrong to us.
-temptation: something that makes us want to make bad choices
-for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory: God, you are the most powerful, and we give you all the glory and praise!!
Closing Prayer: The Lord's Prayer. You can say the prayer together after filling in the blanks.
Who art in Heaven
Hallowed be thy Name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those Who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
And the power, And the glory,
Forever and ever. Amen.