The Importance of Prayer in Children’s Ministry

Sometimes I really feel like probably the most neglected side of planning and preparation for (me personally) instructing Bible examine is commonly prayer. Prayer is important in our plan to show girls and boys the deep truths of Scripture and with out an intentional prayer life we could wrestle to plan. The excellent news is that the Bible itself offers us nice encouragement about prayer. Here are some things we will study from Scripture about prayer.  

Jesus is our instance. Many locations within the gospels file Jesus separating Himself from the crowds and searching for the Father in prayer. Here are just some so that you can take into account, however be happy to search out extra examples by yourself. Matthew 14:23; 26:36; Mark 1:35; 6:46; 14:32; Luke 5:16; 6:12. Jesus’ instance of prayer reveals how necessary prayer is to a wholesome non secular life. As we plan, we must always take Jesus’ instance and search God persistently in prayer. 

Jesus prayed for kids. Three of the gospel accounts present Jesus’ care and concern for kids as these snapshots speak about a time when dad and mom had been bringing their youngsters to Jesus so He might bless the kids. Check out Matthew 19:13-15; Mark 10:13-16; and Luke 18:15-17. Jesus knew the significance of praying for kids. As we put together for instructing, we must always share Jesus’ love and concern, and pray by title for each youngster whom we educate.  

Prayer is commanded. Many locations in Scripture give us encouragement on prayer. Sometimes we’d not know what to hope, however God, via the Holy Spirit, will assist us try this too (see Romans 8:26.) We ought to at all times be in an perspective of prayer, trusting God to listen to us and reply us as He wills. See a couple of different verses that encourage prayer. Ephesians 6:18; Philippians 4:6; Colossians 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; and 1 Timothy 2:1.  

I like to inform children that prayer is only a dialog with God. One definition defines prayer as “talking to God and listening to Him.” This definition evokes a conversational perspective the place two persons are speaking and listening to one another. Our communication with God is not only necessary within the quiet occasions we spend with Him, however we needs to be the outward instance of that communication as we lead girls and boys to find learn how to speak to and take heed to God. As we start serving to children uncover a more in-depth relationship with God via prayer, they’ll develop deeper of their understanding of and relationship with Him!

What are some methods you’re praying for the girls and boys you educate and the way can we pray for you?  

Tim Pollard teaches third graders at Tulip Grove Baptist Church. He’s obsessed with serving to children dig deep into Scripture, which he pursues via his every day work as chief of the Explore the Bible: Kids workforce. Tim lives together with his spouse and daughters in Mount Juliet, TN.

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