Third Sunday in Lent: Prayer
SUNDAY IS COMING
Children will stay with the grown ups for worship this morning and head out to their groups during the coffee break time (after cookies!)
This week’s big word is PRAYER. Prayer is the word we use for having a conversation with God.
TO READ TOGETHER
In the middle of his big long teaching that we call the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus teaches his friends to pray. He breaks it down to make it easy for them to come to their Father. Jesus encourages us to pray, not to be impressive but to talk to God, who loves us most. Prayer is a conversation of both talking and listening and this prayer that Jesus taught is a great place to start from.
TO TALK ABOUT:
When do you talk to God? What is your favourite thing to talk about together?
TO PRAY TOGETHER:
(a version of the Lord’s prayer)
Our Loving God, who is in Heaven.
Hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done.
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
TO DO TOGETHER:
Who could you pray for this week? Pick someone each and pray for them every day. Ask God to show you what you should pray and if you aren’t sure you can always pray ‘Let them know that you love them God.’ Maybe make them a card or send them a note to let them know you are praying for them.
WHAT IS LENT? Part 3
To talk about with your children…
Lent is a fast that takes place 40 days before Easter but if you do the math and count from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday you’ll see that the math is wrong! This is because Sundays are a feast day when we look forward to the resurrection of Jesus. This is not a day to fast, but rather to feast, which is why we serve wagon wheels and other yummy treats in bridgeKIDS every Sunday and why we are having a cookie Sunday this coming weekend.